NASW-NC Social Work Blog

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Drug Testing for Work First Benefits Pushed Back

Drug Testing Original Post by the Raleigh News and Observer Less than a week before county social service agencies are supposed to start drug testing welfare applicants under a new … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Signed in 2008 by President George W. Bush, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (Parity) required doctors and insurers to treat mental illness the same as … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Drug Testing

This past legislative session, NASW-NC opposed HB 392 Warrant Status/Drug Screen Public Assist. The Governor vetoed this legislation but the House and Senate overrode the veto; allowing the bill to … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Governor McCrory signed a proclamation in early June officially declaring September as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. We are thrilled that the Governor has become a strong advocate for … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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