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Who We Are

As the professional trade association for substance use professionals and providers in the state of North Carolina, APNC sits at the nexus of the substance use and mental health industries to provide a collective voice with a cohesive message in all matters that affect individuals, providers, and the people they serve.

What We Do

  • Advocate for more effective and equitable policies
  • Consult and provide technical assistance in a variety of areas
  • Provide education opportunities for individuals, organizations, and the general public
  • Connect partners across the industry to foster collaboration and innovation
  • Serve the behavioral health frontline workforce

What We Value


Promoting research informed skill development and providing technical assistance for the addictive and mental health disorder field.


Tenaciously influencing change in policy within government, society, and business, while simultaneously raising awareness, reducing stigma, and promoting ethical best practices in the behavioral health field.


Harnessing our collective intelligence/experience to drive change, champion evidence-led practice improvement models, and positively influence the health of our communities.


Embracing lived experiences and varied service delivery models to ensure all North Carolina residents have access to exceptional care and opportunities to join the field.
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Empowering Professionals,
Driving Impact

Our Vision

We envision a state where everyone has access to the necessary addiction and mental health services needed to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

Our Mission

Our mission is to unify the voice of North Carolina’s addiction professionals through advocacy, technical assistance, and educational opportunities while providing innovative programs to advance the field.

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