Year of Recovery and Health – January

2015 – will be the Year of Recovery & Health for ADCNC here on our website.  Each month we will present a topic by a different storyteller and include a healthy recipe.  Check out our “Recovery and Health Stories” Tab each month!

This month I am sharing a chili recipe.  My family, staff and friends seem to enjoy it and I hope you do too! — ANNE DOOLEN, Executive Director

This past November, I attended the Carolinas Conference in Morganton, North Carolina and had the opportunity to hear Dr. Tom McLellan’s presentation on Behavioral Health in a Primary Care Setting.  Mike (Doolen) and I were fortunate to be able to work for many years at federally-qualified community health centers, so we were interested to hear a national update.   As a strong believer in the chronic disease model of addiction (See National Institute on Drug Abuse – it was exciting for me to meet Dr. McLellan and have the chance to discuss current issues with him.   As ADCNC works to assist people in recovery to enroll in the federal Marketplace (, I think it is important to continue to promote a message of whole health – and work to educate people in recovery to be Self-Advocates.  I have learned that talking to my doctors is so important.  It is the part of the chronic care model that we can control – so let’s be “informed activated patients”

Dr. Tom McLellan and I meet at the Carolinas Conference -11/2014

–2 pounds ground beef
–1 large onion
–1 large green pepper
–2 – 14.4 ounce cans of diced tomatoes
–2- 16 oz. ounce cans of light red kidney beans
–3 tablespoons of chili powder
–1-2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper (to your taste)
–2 teaspoon. of salt
–1 teaspoon of black pepper

Brown ground beef, drain.  Sautee onion and green pepper.  Mix all ingredients together and simmer for at least one hour or use a crock pot and cook for 2-3 hours.

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Conference Announcement – Pregnancy and Opioid Exposure

Pregnancy and Opioid Exposure: Improving Outcomes for Women, Infants, and Families

March 4, 2015
Sheraton Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, North Carolina

If you are someone who works with women, infants and families who have experienced opioid exposure during pregnancy, you will want to attend this important North Carolina event. Professionals across disciplines are coming together to learn and collaborate on how to maximize physical and emotional health outcomes.

Click on the link below to register.


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The ADCNC is accepting applications!

The ADCNC was recently funded to continue their work assisting consumers get access to health insurance through the healthcare Marketplace. These assisters are called Navigators. ADCNC is seeking qualified candidates to fill several Navigator positions.  College students, military (active or veteran) personnel, and Spanish-speaking individuals are encouraged to apply.

Interested individuals should contact Jackie Mroz, Project Manager at with questions and completed applications/resumes.

FINAL_Job Description_New Navigator_Listing

Employment application

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Recovery Month at ADCNC

Recovery Month

The Alcohol/Drug Council of North Carolina is pleased to offer educational programs for Recovery Month.

The first is an online training program. Please see our “Online Course -Free!”  page for more information:

The second is the 1st Annual Recovery and Health Forum.  It will be held at the beach on September 18-19, 2014 at the Trinity Center.  To register – please see the Recovery and Health Forum page and complete the registration form.  There is a minimal charge to attend – to cover food and/or lodging expenses.

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