Registered Peer Supervisor Refresher Course

MABPCB is providing a Registered Peer Supervisor 6 hour training course, that will take place on November 17, 2017 at Penn North Resource Ctr.  The training is designed for individuals who currently possess RPS status.  This training is required for all RPS in order to keep their supervision status active. In order to register for this training please click the link provided.  Peer Supervisor Refresher Course 11-17-17

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– Addictions and Mental Health
– MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Olney, MD
– 20 hours per week
– Mostly Evening
Responsible for support services to promote ongoing recovery efforts of patients within the Outpatient Addictions Treatment IOP, the Dual Diagnosis IOP and patients admitted to the inpatient unit with a diagnosis of substance use disorder and/or co-occurring disorder. Works directly with inpatients and outpatients struggling with addictions and co-occurring disorders to identify and accept challenges and opportunities for recovery, reaching out in person and/or over telephonic conversations to encourage goal attainment, problem solving and linking to appropriate community resources within the patient’s ability and means. Works directly under an RPS and within the treatment team. Please see link below to apply.
– High School Diploma or Equivalent
– AA degree or higher preferred
– Ability to work with individuals with all types of addiction at all stages of recovery from many different cultures and backgrounds.

– Certified as a Peer Recovery Specialist by the Maryland Addiction & Behavioral-Health Professionals Certification Board

Link to the position:

This is a Grant Funded position.

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Prince George’s County Inaugural Suicide Prevention Walk

You are cordially invited to participate in the Prince George’s County Inaugural  Suicide Prevention Walk: Help. Heal. Hope. “A Day of Awareness” on Saturday, October 14th at the National Harbor Bridge Trail. Tracee Wilkins of NBC 4 will host the event and former NBA player Michael Sweetney will be the guest speaker. To register for this event, go to Registration begins at 8:30 am for this free event. #HelpHealHopePGC17

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Join the Behavioral Health Administration
in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Recovery Month,
Join the Voices for Recovery, Strengthen Families and Communities

Friday, September 8, 2017
at our kick-off event, at Rice Auditorium on the Spring Grove Hospital campus. REGISTER HERE

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National Conference on Addiction Disorders August 16-20 | Baltimore

National Conference on Addiction Disorders
August 16-20 | Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel | Earn up to 26.5 CEs

Join addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare professionals of all types
working together to Navigate Passages to Recovery.

The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium encourages you to connect and engage with national experts and resources at the 2017 National Conference on Addiction Disorders.

Speaker Spotlight:
P05 – Plenary Presentation – Kimberly A. Johnson, PhD, Director Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to address NCAD, Awards Presentation: Addiction Professional, Behavioral Healthcare, NALGAP Presidents Awards
1.0 CE | Saturday, August 19 | 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Kimberly A. Johnson, Ph.D., Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, leads the center’s activities to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. Dr. Johnson’s extensive experience in and contributions to the behavioral health field ensure the center’s programs are correctly focused and support SAMHSA’s mission.


All Registration Inquiries including Session Selection, Payment, Receipts and Attendance Policy Inquiries: Please call Ellen Kelley 216.373.1223 or email


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New Registered Peer Supervisor Guidelines & Application

New Registered Peer Supervisor (RPS) Application

Effective July 1, 2017, all Peer Supervisors are required to meet the new MABPCB Guidelines to become a Registered Peer Supervisor.  Please review the new guidelines carefully before submitting your application RPS 2017 Revised Application

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CPRS Study Guide

A free IC&RC study guide has been added to the CPRS page

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Coming Soon!!!!!

The Maryland Behavioral Health Administration and the University of Maryland, School of Medicine will be offering free, online training for potential Peer Recovery Specialists as well as re-certification training for individuals already working in this field. All of the training modules will include PowerPoint presentations and interviews with key experts in the field, and role-plays that will demonstrate skills being discussed. The modules will be provided for free and CEU’s towards certification and re-certification will be available. Please visit  for more information.

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Local Overdose Alert! from MD Hospital Association

DEA Warns of Local Overdose Outbreak


MHA is sending you this alert to notify you of the following message sent just before 2 p.m. this afternoon from the local arm of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency; please forward to those on your team that need to see it. In addition, DHMH Deputy Secretary Howard Haft notes the department is “aware that carfentanyl overdoses have occurred in Pennsylvania. It is not clear what the actual substance was in these cases.”


From DEA:



Please be aware that there were 7 heroin/opioid overdoses in the past two hours in Westminster, MD.  Several of the victims related the locations where they purchased the potent drugs:  near the Billie Holiday statue in west Baltimore, Monroe Street, Lexington Street, and Randallstown, MD.  Please task your sources about this outbreak.  If you have information concerning this event, please notify me and your local police agency.

Charles W. (Buck) Hedrick
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Group Supervisor
Baltimore Intelligence Group
(410) 244-3444 (O)
(410) 365-3779 (M)

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Listening Session

The Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Administration, Dr. Bazron, would like to hear your thoughts and views concerning the current status of peer support and how we can move forward to sustain, support and expand peer services within Maryland’s Behavioral Health System. Click the link to below if you have a desire to participate.  Listening Session – Carroll County


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