A Focus on Recovery and Health

The ADCNC invites consumers and providers to join them in discussing the many ways the Affordable Care Act impacts the recovery community. Our navigation staff will share their experiences from the field and ask participants to share theirs. We have several upcoming events throughout the state. Registration is required – please see links.

Topics Include:

  • Health and Recovery
  • Primary Care Access: Medical and Dental
  • Affordable Care Act and Parity
  • Medications and Recovery
  • Women and RecoveryRecovery and Health 2014_Logo

Durham: July 22nd at 11:30am – Lunch and Learn Invite_Durham_7.22

Wilmington: July 29th at 11:30am – Lunch and Learn Invite_Wilmington_7.29

Wilmington: September 18-19 – Recovery and Health Forum (seating limited) Recovery and Health 2014_Agenda

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ADCNC will be exhibiting around the state!

ADCNC staff will be exhibiting around the state introducing our new services and seeking to meet new partners!

Look for our staff at the following events:

 

July 28-31, 2014

University of North Carolina Wilmington

NC Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies

Summer School

 

August 14-15, 2014

Eastern Area Health Education Center

Annual Children’s Services State of the Art Conference

Double Tree Hilton, New Bern

 

September 18-19, 2014

Alcohol / Drug Council of North Carolina

Recovery and Health Forum

Trinity Center

Salter Path, NC

 

October 5-8, 2014

NC Office of Emergency Management Services

41st Annual Emergency Medicine Today

Sheraton Four Seasons / Koury Convention Center

Greensboro, NC

 

October 29-31, 2014

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina

Fall Conference 2014

Wrightsville Beach, NC

 

November 5-6, 2014

Eastern Area Health Education Center

Substance Abuse State of the Art Conference

Greenville Hilton

Greenville, NC

 

November 12-14, 2014

North Carolina ONE Community in Recovery Conference

The Village Event Center

Clemmons, NC

 

December 3-5, 2014

NC Council of Community Programs

Fall Conference:  Fit Into Managed Care

Pinehurst, NC

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ADCNC Project Spotlight: North Carolina Substance Abuse Services Initiative (NC SASI)

The North Carolina Substance Abuse Services Initiative (NC SASI) provides North Carolina Army National Guard (NC ANG) Service members high quality, no-cost, substance abuse assessment, prevention and brief intervention services provided by Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists (LCAS) located throughout North Carolina. NC SASI has improved readiness and enhanced retention of 257 service members of NC ANG to date.

NC SASI is a partnership between Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina (ADCNC), NC ANG, NC Department of Health and Human Services- Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (NC DHHS- MH/DD/SAS), and The Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

The Alcohol/Drug Council of NC has assigned Brenda Monforti, a veteran of the USAF, as the NC SASI Program Specialist. Her contact information is BMonforti@alcoholdrughelp.org or call (919) 493-0003.

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Public Safety and Health Benefits of Peer-Delivered Services

ADCNC hotline and recovery center services are delivered by people who know first-hand not only what it is like to experience addiction – but how to change your life.  Because the staff can tell it like it is – they can connect with people and explain the benefits of sobriety.  Calls to our Information and Referral line are confidential but often our responders will connect several times with a person to get them into the services they need.  By March 2014, we had assisted over 3000 addicts or family members in taking steps to change their lives.  At the Sunrise Recovery Resource Center, we have already had over 200 people visit “the yellow house” since opening in February 2014.  Sixty people are now clients – many of these have come to us wanting extra help to find job – an important step for a person in early recovery.

“If we can get people to treatment – they will not be missing work, driving drunk or impaired, or otherwise hurting themselves or others – they will be working and taking care of their families.  They stay out of our emergency rooms and jails.” Anne Doolen, Executive Director.

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