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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at our organization, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates on important topics and issues related to our programs and services and North Carolina's recovery community members.

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Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

There are plenty of ways you can continue to volunteer your time and efforts to make the world a better place—even from the comfort of your home or inside the warmth of an organization! Check out these eight opportunities to give back during the winter.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped make the world a better place and advocated for equal rights for everyone. Use MLK Day as a time to honor his legacy by giving back or doing something good for somebody else.

With a new year comes new opportunities to give back and do more good. Remember that there’s never a bad time to start giving back. Even if you fall off track, there’s always time to get back in the saddle.

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend together with family, friends and loved ones. However, it’s also an opportunity to give back

When it’s time to start a new healthy habit, it can be pretty difficult. If you want to start the new year with a habit that will actually stick, check out these tips to get started.

Please help us continue supporting the vulnerable people we serve this holiday by donating to RCNC. If RCNC has touched your hearts in any way this past year or if we have helped you or a loved one in recovery, a donation is a great way to show your appreciation. Every dollar counts! Even if you can only donate $10 or $20, you will help us continue to support individuals seeking support for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders in the North Carolina.

Human rights should be protected at all costs. You can get involved this Universal Human Rights Month and continue to spread the word year-round

RCNC is hosting a Bling Fling Holiday Networking event, which will include hors d'oeuvres and drinks and fun, beautiful costume jewelry for only $7 or $8. See event flyer for more details.

This giving season, give more than just stuff to your friends and family. Give the gifts of experiences, charitable giving, delicious food, your time or something handmade.

The new year is right around the corner, and with a solid altruism plan, you’re sure to have the most successful giving year yet!

There are many ways you can say ‘thank you’ to the people in your life. Use these ideas both today and year round!

The workplace is a space to get stuff done. However, it doesn’t have to be all about making money. In fact, the workplace can be a great place to give back.

Although the weather is cooling down, that doesn’t mean volunteer opportunities are also cooling! Use this season to participate in activities made for the colder months.

This curriculum is the first of it's kind in North Carolina with the primary focus being in recovery from substance use disorders.

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Recovery Coach Academy is a 5-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills needed to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs.

This year, GivingTuesday falls on Tuesday, November 29th, and November is right around the corner! Whether you’re wanting to donate, organize a fundraiser or volunteer, the time for action is now!

Here’s a few reasons to celebrate this momentous anniversary of United Nations Day, and how you can use it to promote altruism within your own life.

One person can inspire change for the entire world. This year, celebrate National Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 22. Check out these ideas to help get you started with making a difference in your community and the world.

While Halloween is normally reserved for scary-good fun, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved to benefit a scary-good cause!

Living a positive lifestyle has more benefits than just “feeling better.” Focusing on positive thoughts can actually impact your overall health.

Under the direct supervision of and in collaboration with the Executive Director, the Manager of Advocacy and Education manages and coordinates internal and external statewide training, advocacy, outreach, and educational programs to promote the mission of RCNC. The Manager will help build awareness across communities and all its segments to the issues related to substance use disorders, recovery and peer supports, ensuring the voices of those impacted by substance use disorders are heard.

When it comes to saving our planet, small steps make a big impact. Every person can make an effort toward reducing their carbon footprint and living a more altruistic lifestyle for the world.

Take the time to find out how those around you like to receive gratitude, appreciation and love. You’ll find that meeting them with the love language they most appreciate will help strengthen your relationships.

Journaling can not only improve your personal life, but it can also improve your altruistic focus. As it turns out, regular writing in a journal has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits.

This September, remember to focus on you and your personal growth. Even small steps can add up to huge results over time. It all starts now!

Positivity is something you may not always possess, but there are ways to bring it into your life. Surround yourself with positive people, and remind yourself of the positive things in your life and the positive qualities you have.

Recovery Communities of North Carolina (RCNC), in collaboration with the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS), is posting an invitation to apply for funding for two Recovery Community Centers intended to serve individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance use disorders, opioid use disorders, and alcohol co-occurring conditions. Click the button to download the full application.

Join us for a *sparkling* and fun-filled fundraiser for our nonprofit organization on September 10th between 6-8pm. All jewelry items will be on sale for $6-7. The jewelry is beautiful, stylish and creative. Bring a friend!

Taking the first step to volunteer or get involved with an organization is hard, but these steps can help you dive in!

Join us each week for Breakfast, Recovery and Fellowship! Every Tuesday from 10 - 11 am. 824 N. Location: Bloodworth St. Raleigh, NC 27604

Join us for Peer Support Supervision on the last Wednesday of each month at 1pm. Speakers, Topics, Support!

Join us for a Recovery Corner every Wednesday at 11 am. You never need to be alone in the corner! Join us weekly for recovery support and share your recovery. Meetings take place at RCNC.

Back-to-school time can be a learning experience for everybody, even if you don’t have school aged children. It’s a time to remember that no matter where you are in life, you can continue to learn!

Water sustains life. Therefore, it’s vitally important to all of us. This August, celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of your water habits and taking steps to ensure clean water for everyone. When we have clean water, we can lead satisfying lives.

Join RCNC for our 10th Annual Capital Area Rally for Recovery on Sept 24th. The event is from 11 AM to 2 PM and will include free t-shirts to the first 200 people. We will have music, speakers, raffle prizes, selfie station, resources and more. Hope to see you there!

Family Fun Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer before your children head back to school. Take advantage of these creative and altruistic ideas in order to have the best Family Fun Month possible this August.

Join RCNC and the Governor’s Institute and push back against the stigma that often prevents people from getting help. Many of us have connections with addiction – whether struggling with it ourselves or watching family or friends go through it. Watch this short video to learn how to help – or get help.

Take advantage of the simple ways to find total wellness during August to celebrate National Wellness Month.

Take some time this week to think of a way that you can make a difference in the lives of others and go do it!

Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you. 

Join us for a fun-filled fundraiser to raise money for RCNC.The jewelry is fun, stylish and creative and each piece is only $6 or $7!

A new CDC study found more than 75 percent of counties don’t have anywhere residents can get methadone, and 30 percent of counties lack a buprenorphine provider. In North Carolina, rural communities with many Black and Indigenous residents often lack access to care.

Social stigma has kept recovery voices silent for decades. Come learn with us the ways to combat stigma and how to define your recovery message.
Free CEUs are available with this class.

Many of us fail to follow through on creating a new habit that truly sticks. However, If you’re looking for a way to build a habit that lasts, there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to succeed!

Don’t wait until it’s too late to focus on your wellness. How you feel trickles into your everyday life, which is why it’s important for you to put your physical and mental health and wellbeing first.

When times are hard, it’s important to move forward and do what you can for others. Above all, open yourself up to listen and try to better understand the situation from your friend or loved one’s perspective.

June is the first official month of summer, which makes it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors!

My name is Sara Baart and I most certainly am a recovering addict. I will give you a quick synopsis of what it was like then and now. I’ve been a sneaky person since I became a person. I was always lying and hiding things as a child. Addictively eating candy and other sweets. I had my first alcoholic drink when I was a toddler.

I found myself in a homeless shelter wanting to find a better way to live. Today I live a better life. No more thoughts of suicide. A joy I did not think I would ever find. People friends and family who care about me today. If recovery is possible for me it is definitely possible for you!!!

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