ALEF Accreditations: APNC

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC)

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) is an affiliate of the Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC). The organization also runs statewide programs that are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association (SAMHSA). And it collaborates with state and local stakeholders on a variety of addiction-related initiatives, including advocating for state-of-the-art recovery programs and erasing the stigma associated with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). It is in addressing these and other MAT-related concerns that ALEF is largely associated with APNC.

APNC Values include:
  • Excellence in Practice
  • Highest Ethical Standards
  • Professional Readiness
  • A Collective Voice
  • Innovation
APNC holds two annual educational conferences (Spring and Fall) in various North Carolina cities. Each conference is designed for counselors, therapists, prevention specialists, social workers, educators and other addiction treatment professionals. And each conference’s overriding goal, like APNC itself, is to help individuals, families and communities understand, prevent and treat the disease of addiction.

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) are staunch advocates for state-of-the-art Medication-Assisted Treatment programs like those we employ at ALEF. And we’re proud to be among APNC’s list of distinguished members.

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APNC History

APNC began life back in 1960 after a collection of loosely-connected state and local alcohol education and rehabilitation groups united to form Alcoholism Programs of North Carolina. Two of those groups -- the Durham Council on Alcoholism and the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism -- were early affiliates of the National Council on Alcoholism (now known as the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence or NCADD). It was with the guidance and blessing of the National Council on Alcoholism that APNC was officially born.

The first incarnation of APNC addressed a variety of substance abuse issues, including how to improve follow-up rehabilitation procedures, addiction service training and alcohol education in the school system, as well as how best to strengthen Alcoholism Programs of North Carolina as a whole. Back then the organization’s greatest concern though was educating North Carolina communities on alcohol and alcoholism. Now its concerns have expanded to include all forms of substance abuse.


ALEF is both aligned with and fully behind the addiction treatment and recovery measures advocated by APNC. And we’re proud to count APNC members among our staff. Like APNC, we believe in maintaining the highest addiction treatment standards and practices for everyone who works in the field of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery. In fact, we seek to exceed those high standards whenever possible. Why? Because people who suffer from substance abuse deserve the very best and most advanced treatment available. And it is only by pushing for higher addiction treatment standards and practices that such treatment can be effective.

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Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) holds its members to the highest ethical addiction treatment standards. And ALEF is proud to be welcomed into APNC’s highly-accredited community.

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