3733 National Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612
Service area: North Carolina
Empowering Professionals. Driving Impact.
APNC is a 501c6 non-profit association that supports North Carolina experts dedicated to substance use disorders while providing resources and access to world class research.
APNC provides advocacy and lobbying to help change the policy and stigma around the substance use disorder field. We provide continuing education opportunities for those who need to maintain their licensure to continue practicing in the state of North Carolina. In addition APNC provides direct service to frontline behavioral health workers in the areas of prevention and recovery.
History: APNC started as a group of people in the field of addiction, primarily concerned with addressing the needs of those struggling with alcohol addiction, joining together as rehabilitation centers were built. These people realized that there was a need for a combined effort to promote the needs of citizens of the state in education and rehabilitation.
As more organizations focused on treatment and education were founded, it was recommended that there be an organization that served as a connection point between the various alcohol programs in the state. The informal committee that had joined together and supported one another since the 1950s became an official organization with bylaws in 1961.
Mission: APNC supports North Carolina experts dedicated to substance use disorders while providing resources and access to world class research. We serve as the unified voice for addiction professionals for all 100 North Carolina counties.
APNC’s Current Projects: Ongoing legislative advocacy, especially during NC’s legislative session.
Planning and running 2 professional development conferences per year
PFS Grant (sites in various counties focused on prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use)
Collegiate Recovery (recovery centers on college campuses)
Leadership Academy (programming to build a new generation of health policy advocates)