Working with Behavioral Health Providers to Address and Prevent Addiction (Webinar Recording)

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Working with Behavioral Health Providers to Address and Prevent Addiction
Robert Rogers, LADC, CCS, PS-A, LSW

June 5, 2024, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST


In this session, we will review evidence-based strategies for preventing opioid-related overdose death. We will review the role of safe storage of medication and illicit drugs in reducing deaths as well as proper drug disposal. We will examine how one behavioral health agency located in Central Maine, a rural community, implemented a systemic approach to screening, brief interventions, and Naloxone saturation as part of their CCBHC (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic).


  • Identify three evidence-based strategies for preventing opioid overdose.
  • Understand one behavioral health agency's systematic approach to targeted Naloxone distribution.
  • Understand the role of safe storage of medication in reducing overdose-related deaths, diversion of medications, and reducing access to lethal means of medication.


Robert Rogers, LADC, CCS, LSW, PS-A, has worked with youth and families throughout Somerset and Kennebec Counties since 1994. Robert works for Kennebec Behavioral Health as Director of Substance Use Prevention and Grant Services. He worked with Somerset Public Health as the Drug-Free Communities Program Coordinator, completing ten years of coalition work. Robert is a certified Prime for Life instructor and the State of Maine certified Responsible Beverage Seller trainer for the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations. Robert also coordinates Respect ME, a Certified Domestic Violence Intervention Program for female survivors of domestic violence who used resistive violence with their intimate partners. Robert was appointed to the state Substance Abuse Service Commission, served by appointment on the state's Maine Opiate Collaborative Prevention and Harm Reduction team, served as Chair for the Maine Prevention Specialists Certification Board, and serves as a Maine representative on the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center’s Advisory Board. Additionally, Robert is on the Board of Directors for AdCare of Maine and Sunset Home, a non-profit assisted living facility for older women in Waterville, Maine. Robert is an Adjunct Professor of Substance Use Prevention at the University of Maine at Farmington. Most recently, Governor Mills appointed Robert to the State of Maine Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors and serves as the board's Chair. In 2021, Robert was awarded the Neill E. Miner Memorial Prevention Award, and in 2014 was awarded Prevention Provider of the Year by the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse.


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