Recovery and Health Forum
September 18-19, 2014
Alcohol / Drug Council of NC
Trinity Center
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.  

Registration REQUIRED.

Recovery and Health Forum Agenda and Registration Form

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ADCNC Executive Director Anne Doolen receives award acknowledging contributions to addiction services in North Carolina

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

ADCNC Executive Director, Anne Doolen, awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by NCFADS

Jane Albers, NCFADS Board Member, presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Anne

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 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.

ADCNC Director of Operations, Mary Powell, congratulates Anne Doolen on her award.

 

 

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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

Salter Path (near Atlantic Beach): September 18-19 – Recovery and Health Forum (seating limited) Recovery and Health Forum Agenda and Registration Form

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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
Recovery and Health Forum Agenda and Registration Form

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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