The Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina (ADCNC) is a multi-faceted organization specializing primarily in providing information and referral to alcohol and drug treatment around the state. Our mission is to reduce human suffering and the economic cost of alcoholism and other drug addiction. We advocate for prevention, early interventions and treatment that includes a system of care.
In the spirit of our mission, throughout the last year, we expanded our services in a variety of ways. In fall 2013, the ADCNC began assisting people needing help navigating the Marketplace Exchange at Healthcare.gov under funding from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare.
The ADCNC recognizes that the Affordable Care Act impacts the treatment and recovery community in a variety of ways. Our team of navigators remind consumers that “health insurance gives you access to treatment, access to treatment gives you a better chance of recovery”. Our navigators focus on providing education, outreach, and enrollment assistance to individuals in recovery. One of our targets is to provide education on the ACA and the ever-changing health care coverage environment.
We are offering a free online training on “The ACA and the Recovery Community”. Each participant will receive 1.5 Peer Support credit hours or 1.5 NCSAPPB CEU credit hours for completion of this online course. Please follow the instructions below to receive credit. The first 5 people to complete the course are also eligible to attend the Recovery and Health Forum in Salter Path, NC September 18-19, 2014 FREE of charge. This will include conference registration, lodging, and 6 NCSAPPB CEU credits or Peer Support credits.
- Follow the link to take the PRE-Test – Recovery and Health Online Course:
- Watch the Recovery and Health Lunch and Learn:
- Follow the link the take the POST-Test – Recovery and Health Online Course. **Be sure to include your contact information so that we can send you your certificate**:
–Funding for this project is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the Center for Social Innovation –
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Recovery and Health Forum
September 18-19, 2014
Alcohol / Drug Council of NC
Salter Path, NC
For over 48 years, each fall ADCNC hosted the Outerbanks Conference as an opportunity to discuss and analyze many of the most complicated issues facing the addiction field in North Carolina. With respect to this rich history, ADCNC is seeking to begin a new tradition – an educational forum where we advance the knowledge that recovery-focused addiction policy and financing must reflect a whole health and wellness perspective.
- Feature presentation of a film to educate about substance use disorder among older adults. How do we educate the public and providers about this issue?
- Report on the Project Uniting Peers – North Carolina (UP-NC).What are the health care issues that people in recovery feel still need to be addressed in a more comprehensive manner?
- Discussion of “lessons learned” through the initial year of implementation of the Affordable Care Act. What do these policy changes hold in store for the delivery of addiction treatment? How do addiction services fit within a totally accountable care organization framework?
- Expert lecture on using the media to address addiction as a health disparity issue. What tools can we use to present recovery?
We urge you to join us for this event If you want to (1) learn more about these cutting-edge issues, (2) consider the answers to these questions and/or (3) become a active part of the solutions for NC!
Six hours of GSB Credit have been requested from the NCSAPPB.
Recovery and Health Forum Agenda and Registration Form
On August 1st, ADCNC’s Executive Director, Anne Doolen, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS). She was presented the award by Ms. Jane Albers. In her introduction, Ms. Albers noted that Ms. Doolen had obtained a grant in 1988 to open the first substance abuse treatment program specifically for pregnant women in Robeson County. She was cheered by the current staff of that program, Our House, who were attending the NCFADS conference. Ms. Doolen’s lasting contributions to services for women and their children, people with HIV, and the development of peer-led services were recognized as becoming institutionalized in the state.
In her acceptance remarks Ms. Doolen noted how appreciative she was to be acknowledged by her peers in the field. She described how grateful she was to be a person in long term recovery who had the opportunity to develop projects that expand services that assist others.
ADCNC Executive Director, Anne Doolen, awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by NCFADS
Jane Albers, NCFADS Board Member, presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Anne
ADCNC Staff (L to R: Hector Mendoza, Erika Williams, Anne Doolen) at NCFADS Summer School Conference
ADCNC Director of Operations, Mary Powell, congratulates Anne Doolen on her award.
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.
- Health and Recovery
- Primary Care Access: Medical and Dental
- Affordable Care Act and Parity
- Medications and Recovery
- Women and Recovery
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
Salter Path (near Atlantic Beach): September 18-19 – Recovery and Health Forum (seating limited) Recovery and Health Forum Agenda and Registration Form