Ethics for Counselors Canceled

Due to lack of interest this training is canceled. If there is interest in it after December it may be rescheduled.

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WHAT- The 5th Annual Peer Networking and Leadership Conference

 WHEN- Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7, 2018                     WHO- This event is for Peer Recovery Specialists who are working toward the CPRS credential or CPRSs who require training towards re-certification.                       WHERE Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042


 – This conference is free of charge.                                                                                   –  Lodging will be provided for those traveling over 50 miles to the conference, a verification map will be mandatory.                                                                                 – You must attend both conference days to receive CEUs.


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National Recovery Month

September 28, 2018

Join the Baltimore Recovery Walk Committee for the 2018 Recovery Walk being held at historic Druid Hill Park from 4p – 8p. This is a FREE event for the entire family.


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2018 Peer Summit

SAVE THE DATE!   MAY 17 & 18, 2018

Join the Behavioral Health Administration’s Office of Consumer Affairs for the 4th Annual Peer Summit to be held at the                                                      Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel                                                                              903 Dulaney Valley Road                                                         Towson, MD 21204

Registration and Details to Follow


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– Addictions and Mental Health Center
– 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 and Dual Diagnosis Treatment IOPs. Focus is on high-risk populations: opiate users, transitional age youth (TAY), multiple relapsers, and those who under-utilize community supports. Works directly with outpatients struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders to identify and accept challenges and opportunities for recovery, reaching out in person and/or over the telephone 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 substance use and co-occurring disorders 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, or near-ready to take the exam. Site can provide supervision for certification.

Link to the position:

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Learn How to Become a Peer Recovery Specialist

MABPCB will be hosting a 2 hour FREE information session for individuals who are interested in becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. January 30, 2018 from   11a – 1p @ Penn North Resource Center. Click on the flyer for more information FREE Information Session Flyer

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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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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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