Save the Date for Spring 2022 
13th Annual NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference: Healing Together After Being Apart
April 27-29, 2022 | The Conference Center at GTCC, Colfax, NC
Attend in person or via live webinar

The planning committee for the NC “One Community in Recovery” Conference is excited to announce the dates for our 13th annual program. This year we are looking forward to being together again in person! We will be at the beautiful and spacious Conference Center at GTCC just outside of Greensboro.

In order to reach even more people across the state, we will also be offering a live-stream option for those who prefer to attend virtually.


The conference is a place where individuals working and involved in recovery as defined in its broadest terms can share their work and gain support from others involved in the recovery movement. The conference is primarily focused on promoting the growth of the North Carolina Recovery Movement, teaching participants how to get recovery programming up and running in their own communities, showcasing the most progressive recovery practices, and bringing individuals interested in the recovery movement together as students and partners.


Share Your Experience and Expertise - Submit a Presentation Proposal (EXTENDED DEADLINE!)
We are actively seeking proposals that will explore diverse topics and disseminate new concepts about recovery and resiliency throughout our state. Learn more on our Call for Proposals webpage and apply! To apply, please complete this application and return by January 28, 2022.

Call for Proposals


Nominate Someone You Know for a Recovery Champion Award or Youth/Young Adult Voice Award

Recovery Champion Award
This award will recognize individuals who have dedicated their talents, whether through professional work or volunteering, to successfully promote mental health and/or substance use recovery. Nominations should describe how a NC Recovery Champion has promoted recovery-oriented programming, created system-wide recovery-oriented change, or supported the recovery process of specific individuals. All Nominations will be reviewed and selected by a panel of Recovery Conference Planning Committee members. Award recipients will receive free registration to the conference. Submit Nomination Here

Youth/Young Adult Voice Award Nomination
This award will recognize and celebrate a youth/young adult under the age of 26 in North Carolina who has dedicated their individual talents, whether through sharing their story, advocacy or volunteering, to successfully promote resilience mental health and/or substance use recovery. All Nominations will be reviewed and selected by a panel that will include young adult peers in North Carolina. Award recipients will receive free registration to the conference. Submit Nomination Here


Who Should Attend?

Group therapy in session sitting in a circle in a bright roomWe warmly invite all individuals involved in any aspect of recovery and resiliency around mental health and substance use disorders. This conference will be beneficial to addictions specialists, administrators, advocates, allies, counselors, educators, family members, individuals with lived experience, marriage and family therapists, peer support specialists, policy makers, psychologists, social workers, and other health and human service professionals interested in recovery.





As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Northwest AHEC and Wake Forest Baptist Health provide compassionate education and respectful care for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


One Community in Recovery Conference is provided by Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of Wake Forest School of Medicine and part of the NC AHEC System, with support from the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services and the UNC School of Social Work Behavioral Health Springboard. This program is funded in part by the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Services Block Grant.



Click here to read 12th Annual NC "One Community in Recovery" Conference Recap

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