Posted: April 3rd, 2014


The Board of the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies will be awarding 24 scholarships for the 2014 Summer School.  Dates of the Summer School are: July 28 – August 1, 2014.  The amount of the award may be up to either the full-time-campus resident option ($665 – includes housing & most meals) or the full-time commuter option ($595 – includes lunch meals) depending on one’s registration selection.  The scholarship does not include transportation expenses; costs of off-campus housing (if needed by commuters); or meals not served on campus.


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Posted: April 1st, 2014

alcohol awareness month- 2014 posterHeld every April and founded by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD); Alcohol Awareness Month was designed to increase public awareness and understanding aimed at reducing the stigma associated with alcoholism that too often prevents individuals and families from seeking help.

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Posted: March 19th, 2014

Resume near laptopThe Flynn Home of Wilson is a transitional house for men in recovery for alcohol & drug addiction.  The Home houses men and helps them to work on their recovery while connecting them to resources for training and job placement.

Flynn Home Job Ad

How to Apply: (or for further information) email


Posted: March 3rd, 2014

liquorThe World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Cancer Report 2014 warns that alcohol consumption, the second biggest risk factor in developing cancer, is related to hundreds of thousands of cancer deaths globally, including stomach, liver and breast cancer.  Big Alcohol companies have hastened this epidemic by glamorizing alcohol use and obstructing effective policy efforts such as controls on price, availability, and advertising.  The WHO stresses that prevention efforts are crucial to stemming the epidemic of alcohol-related cancer.

Check out the new fact sheet by Alcohol Justice for more information

Posted: February 28th, 2014


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The National Prevention Network (NPN) – the prevention component of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) – is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 27th Annual NPN Prevention Research Conference.   The planning committee is seeking proposals from high-quality prevention programming that have combined research, data, and practical application.   The conference is scheduled to take place in Hartford, Connecticut, September 15 through September 18, 2014.  The conference theme is “CONNECTing Healthy Communities through Prevention Research and Practice”.

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Posted: February 20th, 2014

Close up of cocaine and razor on black backgroundThe N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said acetyl fentanyl is an opioid analgesic drug that is up to five times more potent than heroin.  It is an analog of fentanyl – a powerful narcotic analgesic – and is not available as a prescription drug in the United States.  It often goes by the street name “China White.”

On Wednesday 2/19/2014, North Carolina health officials said that three deaths have been linked to the synthetic drug acetyl fentanyl, and they’ve issued a health advisory.

 Click HERE to see the news story

Posted: February 12th, 2014

There’s a new horrifying drinking game making global headlines that’s already taken the lives of several young adults and the dignity of some who survive.

It’s called #NekNominate or #NekNominations (hashtag used for social media purposes), and it’s an online craze spreading rapidly across countries thanks to Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s how it works: kids are nominated by their peers to take video of themselves downing — or “necking” — strong drinks under bizarre or dangerous circumstances before challenging others to film an even more shocking video by the next day.

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Posted: February 11th, 2014

Hear a fascinating presentation by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about the effects of marijuana use on the brain, body and behavior. Dr. Volkow’s remarks were given on Feb. 4th at CADCA’s 24th National Leadership Forum.

Posted: January 27th, 2014

Building Capacity for Substance Free Communities

Release date: January 17, 2014

For: up to 8 substance abuse prevention coalitions or Partnerships, Alliances, Coalitions and Collaboratives (PACCs) to strengthen their capacity to implement environmental strategies.

Amount:  up to $27,700 per site in the first year 

RFA submission deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014 by 5 p.m.  A Letter of Intent is due Friday, March 7, 2014 (encouraged but not required).

Click HERE to access the application online


In an effort to assist applicants in completing the RFA, the NCCI Coordinating Center will hold an Orientation and Applicant workshop.  This workshop will provide an overview of the NC Coalition Initiative, including the RFA process as well as the fundamental principles of a coalition-based and environmental approach to substance abuse prevention. The training will be a collaborative effort between the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services and the NCCI Coordinating Center at Wake Forest School of Medicine 

NCCI Orientation and Applicant Workshop
Date: Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Hawthorne Inn
420 High Street, SW
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
RSVP:  By Friday, February 14th to Maria Parries at

Important Dates 

  • Orientation and Applicant workshop 2/20/14 (please rsvp by 2/14/14)
  • Letter of Intent due 3/7/14 (encouraged but not required)
  • Application submission deadline 4/11/14 by 5 p.m.


For more information contact Marie Parries: Phone: 336-716-6196

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