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NCATOD Debues at APNC

The North Carolina Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence exhibits at the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina Spring Conference this week in Asheville.  NCATOD became an Organizational Member with APNC last month and the NCATOD Team is excited about new collaborations throughout the state.

If you are out and about in Asheville this week, stop by and see us!

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Call for Proposals: NCATOD Conference for Best Practices in Opioid Treatment

 

Celebrate the Voices of Recovery with NCATOD as we have once again join together to create customized tracks to meet the specialized needs of our nurses, administrators, clinical staff and leaders in the field of opioid treatment.

NCATOD is currently accempting proposals for conference topics. If you are interested in presenting or know of an engaging, knowledgable leader in the field who you would like to see present, we want to hear from you.

Please click on the link below to download the Speaker Proposal form.  Please complete and return via email to mchildress@crchealth.com no later than April 26th.

Download Conference Presenter Propoasl HERE

If you have any questions, please contact our Conference Chairperson Melane at mchildress@crchealth.com.

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AG Stein Launches Social Media Conversation to Discuss Opioid Crisis

For Immediate Release:
Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Contact:
Laura Brewer
(919) 716-6484

 

AG Stein Launches Social Media Conversation to Discuss Opioid Crisis

#opioidsurvivor allows people to share stories, learn about resources, raise awareness

RALEIGH, N.C. – Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that his office will host a social media conversation each Tuesday to discuss the opioid epidemic. Facebook and Twitter users can use #opioidsurvivor to share stories about their personal connection to the opioid epidemic, to discuss resources for treatment and success in recovery and to raise awareness of the dangers associated with opioid misuse and addiction. The first conversation will take place tomorrow, Feb. 28, which is North Carolina Addiction Recovery Day.

“Opioid addiction is tearing families apart all across our state,” said AG Josh Stein. “Four people die in North Carolina each day from an overdose, while four times that amount are hospitalized and another eight times that amount are taken to emergency rooms. Research has shown that many people view prescription drugs as safer and less addictive, which is an extremely dangerous misconception. My hope is that facilitating this conversation will help raise awareness for the danger of using these drugs and provide hope and support for people trying to recover from addiction.”

To participate in this conversation, users should post their stories and thoughts about this issue on Twitter or Facebook and include #opioidsurvivor in their message.

Background on AG Stein and this issue:

  • Confronting the opioid epidemic is one of AG Stein’s top priorities. He is working with the North Carolina General Assembly on legislation to address the issue.
  • AG Stein recently delivered a speech on the topic available here.
  • AG Stein also is traveling to communities across the state that have been impacted by this issue. Coverage of a recent event in Fayetteville is available here and here.
  • Please visit http://ncdoj.gov/opioidcrisis for more information on this issue and AG Stein’s approach.

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Nominate a Colleague Today for the Beverly Hill Achievement Award

We are surrounded by caring individuals who strive to provide the best possible services to our consumers. We often find ourselves honored to work alongside a dedicated professional who continuously goes above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the field. Some of these individuals have made significant contributions to the treatment of opioid dependence.

Take a few minutes to complete this form and recognize a colleague for their work and commitment by nominating them for the Beverly Hill Achievement Award.

Please click on the link below to download a nomination form. Please complete and email to Amy Morris at amymorris@crchealth.com by 5pm on Friday, September 9th.

 

2016 NCATOD Award Nomination Form

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Join Us in September at the 2016 Conference

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Join us for the 2016 Conference for Best Practices in Opioid Treatment
September 15-16th, 2016 | Doubletree by Hilton Brownstone
1707 Hillsborough Street | Raleigh, NC

This year, we are excited to announce that we have expand the conference sessions to bring you three additional training hours.  With sessions held on both Thursday evening and Friday, you have three registration options to choose from best align with your schedule.

Early-Bird Registration*

Thursday Night Only: NCATOD Members: $45.00 | Non-Members: $60.00
Friday Only: NCATOD Members: $85.00 | Non-Members: $105.00
Full Conference: NCATOD Members: $99.00 | Non-Members: $125.00

*Early Bird Registration Must Be Completed On and Before: 8/1/2016




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Save-the-Date: 2016 Conference Registrations Begins Soon

2015 Flyer for Web

September 15-16th, 2016 | Doubletree by Hilton Brownstone
1707 Hillsborough Street | Raleigh, NC

Registration Begins July 5th!

 

About the Annual NCATOD Conference

This year, we are excited to bring Substance Abuse Professionals together as we:

  • Identify advocacy roles, issues, and opportunities for opioid treatment providers across the spectrum of opioid treatment.
  • Explore the “Team Concept of Care” in an OTP to address issues of significance with a multidisciplinary approach to care.
  • Provide a unique opportunity to network with opioid treatment colleagues in Addiction Nursing and Counseling from across the state.

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2016 NCATOD Conference Save the Date

2015 Flyer for Web

September 15-16th, 2016 | Doubletree by Hilton Brownstone
1707 Hillsborough Street | Raleigh, NC

Early-Bird Registration Begins July 5th!

 

About the Annual NCATOD Conference

This year, we are excited to bring Substance Abuse Professionals together for the following objectives:

  1. We will identify advocacy roles, issues, and opportunities for opioid treatment providers across the spectrum of opioid treatment.
  2. We will explore the “Team Concept of Care” in an OTP to address issues of significance with a multidisciplinary approach to care.
  3. We will provide a unique opportunity to network with opioid treatment colleagues in Addiction Nursing and Counseling from across the state.

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2015 Best Practice in Opioid Treatment Conference: Registration Now Open!

2015 Flyer for Web

September 10-11th, 2015 | Embassy Suites, Greensboro
204 Centreport Drive | Greensboro, NC

The North Carolina Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (NCATOD) once again to presents the 2015 Conference for Best Practices in Opioid Treatment: Voices for Recovery. Four tracks have been customized to meet specialized needs in the areas of Nursing, Administrative, Clinical and Leadership.

FYI:
Early-Bird Registration ENDS August 7th!
 
 

Lodging

Rooms are available at the Embassy Suites at the rate of $120.00 per night.  Please make reservations by calling (336) 668-4535.  Please let them know it is for the NCATOD.

 

Who Should Attend?

This conference is for nurses, counselors and support staff working in the field of Medically Assisted Treatment.

Continuing Education Credits (NCSAPPB)

NCATOD has applied to NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) for up to 5 hours of credit. Individual credit will be awarded for each session attended, and NCSAPPB credit is included with conference registration.

About the Annual NCATOD Conference

This year, we are excited to bring Substance Abuse Professionals together for the following objectives:

  1. We will identify advocacy roles, issues, and opportunities for opioid treatment providers across the spectrum of opioid treatment.
  2. We will explore the “Team Concept of Care” in an OTP to address issues of significance with a multidisciplinary approach to care.
  3. We will provide a unique opportunity to network with opioid treatment colleagues in Addiction Nursing and Counseling from across the state.

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Carolinas Poison Center Warns of Potentially Contaminated Heroin in North Carolina

In less than a week’s time, at least nine people in North Carolina have become very ill due to what is believed to be adulterated heroin. Because illegal drugs can be cut or diluted with
other substances, they can cause unwanted effects.

To date, reported cases are from individuals in Durham, Orange, and Lee counties. “The symptoms suggest that there’s something other than heroin in these batches,” said Anna
Dulaney, Clinical Toxicologist at the Carolinas Poison Center.

While adulteration of the drug can’t yet be confirmed, cases are similar to a mini-epidemic of clenbuterol-containing heroin which struck North Carolina in 2005. Contamination or
adulteration is suspected when drug users experience symptoms that are not typical for the drug. In the current outbreak, heroin users experiencing atypical symptoms have reported a rapid
onset of heart palpitations comparing it to the feeling of a heart “beating out of its chest,” dizziness, and anxiety. Other symptoms pointing to contaminated or adulterated heroin include
fainting, hypotension, shock, or severe muscle cramping.

Heroin users who experience any of these symptoms should go to their closest hospital emergency department. Heath care providers working in emergency departments and urgent care settings
are encouraged to call the Carolinas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 to report cases or seek assistance with patient management.

Carolinas Poison Center is working with the North Carolina Division of Public Health to identify the substance in these cases to prevent further harm.

Carolinas Poison Center offers North Carolina residents 24/7 free and confidential phone assistance with poisoning emergencies and questions about poisons. Nurses, pharmacists, and
doctors, who are experts in poisonings, handle the calls. The poison center received nearly 85,000 calls in 2014. It is the state’s designated poison center and is certified by the American
Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). Call Carolinas Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 for a poison exposure or to request information about poisons.

 

Carolinas Poison Center
Contact: Alexa Steverson
Information & Education Coordinator
alexa.steverson@carolinashealthcare.org
704-512-3749

 

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