It starts with connections, but it’s much more than that.
By joining now, you send a powerful signal to the behavioral health world: impactful giving should be a norm, not the exception. Join the collective voice for the SUD field. Together we are stronger, louder and more influential.
Providing development and support to professionals working in the addiction field. Promoting evidence-based improvements in the treatment and prevention of substance use disorder.
We influence change in policy, systems and institutions. Supported by the latest evidence, we advocate for change in policy and practice within government, society and business. Raising awareness about the problems related to addiction and its stigma. Promoting best standards in research in the addiction field.
We champion evidence-led and thoughtful approaches to SUD impact. By equipping our members and communities with research, streamlined giving infrastructure and a local network of experts to learn from, we’re empowering collaboration by bringing resources to the problem solving table.
By joining now you send a powerful signal to the behavioral health world: impactful giving should be a norm, not the exception.
A Proven Approach
Did you know the continuum works best together. Prevention, Harm Reduction, Treatment & Recovery professionals create a community that saves lives.
NC opioid overdose deaths drop for the first time in 5 years.
Approximately 95% of the students who participate in CRP programs maintain their recovery.
As individuals continue to mature between 13 and 21 years, the likelihood of lifetime substance abuse and dependence drops 4–5% for each year that initiation of substance use is delayed.
…In 2005, I moved into a new job and remembered how helpful the information from APNC had been when I was a member. So I re-joined. I decided to take part in all that APNC had to offer. I started working with Clint Horton at the conferences and eventually was asked to join the board. I have seen APNC grow from a volunteer board with one staff person to the organization that it is today. I tell people to join because of the available information and the networking opportunities. I have made so many friends, both professional and personal, through APNC. It is a great organization.”
To develop a qualified Peer Support Specialist workforce that has the support, access, credibility, competency, respect and the valued role within the mental health and substance use disorder service delivery system to positively impact the lives of individuals experiencing mental health and addiction challenges. This is accomplished through the NC Certified Peer Support Specialist Program.
Peer Support of North Carolina: Mission & Vision