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Since 1978, the North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) has been providing excellence in addiction training since it was chartered as a private non-profit.

NCFADS Winter & Summer Schools have educated over 18,000 participants in its long and illustrious history. NCFADS continues to bring in talented faculty from across the country to provide state of the art training at the annual Winter and Summer Schools.


February 18- 21st, 2018 | Embassy Suites | Greensboro, NC

The Schools are highly beneficial for addictions and substance use disorder professionals, as well as licensed professional counselors, social workers, school counselors/nurses/social workers, rehabilitation counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychotherapists, integrated care professionals, criminal justice/juvenile justice/corrections personnel, clergy and pastoral care professionals, nurses and other healthcare professionals, health educators, EAP staff, recovery coaches and allies, public health workers, social services staff, and all interested others.

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Register Online for Winter School

Register Online for NCFADS Winter School

Winter School

February 18-21, 2018

Registration Opens November 1, 2017

The NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies is pleased to present the 2018 Winter School, February 18th-21st at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro, NC.

>> Learn More and Register

>> Scholarship Applications Accepted October 1-31 2017 [Now Closed]


Summer School

July 30 – August 3, 2018

Registration Opens May 1, 2018

The NC Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Studies is pleased to present the 2018 Summer School, July 30th through August 3rd, 2018, at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW). The university features a beautiful, spacious campus, modern facilities, and a commitment by the Division for Public Service and Continuing Studies staff to provide excellent service and an atmosphere conducive to the needs of School participants and faculty.

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Learn More About Scholarship Opportunities 
As part of our commitment to the professionals serving substance use populations, NCFADS is committed to awarding scholarships for each Winter and Summer School.

  • Winter School Scholarship application period is October 1st – October 31st.
  • Summer School scholarship application period is April 1st – April 30th.

Click here to learn more about the scholarship application process.