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One of the biggest challenges in medication assisted treatment and recovery (MATR) settings is managing the volume and variety of patient need to counselor ratio. Often, patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) can benefit from additional support in care coordination and case management. Even when a patient has reached a phase of healthy maintenance, their care often slips during transition of care and referral management. A dedicated peer recovery support specialist (PRSS) can address this gap and many more patient needs. Lived experience can have tremendous value in MATR settings, but care coordination is an additional benefit to adding PRSS to the treatment and recovery workforce.


Maury Long is a regional director for Behavioral Health Group (BHG). In this role, Long is responsible for the management of the outpatient treatment services rendered under office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) programs, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), and opioid treatment programs (OTPs). Long also works as the Executive Director within the Alabama Department of Mental Health in Alabama. Prior to joining BHG, Long worked for ten years within healthcare operations where he began his passion for patient care and their treatment. He has been dedicated to the addiction treatment field for over seven years and has experience in a variety of settings, including: adult outpatient and inpatient, adult intensive residential, peer recovery, court-based services, stabilization, and recovery centers.

Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Behavioral Health Group (BHG). He is an accomplished leader with a history of driving organizational results with learning and development solutions. Known for implementing initiatives that support organizational priorities and produce measurable outcomes, he has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over ten years. He was formerly the Director of Training and Professional Development for NAADAC. He is a certified lead trainer for the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBISA) curriculum, Calm Every Storm: Crisis Prevention & Intervention curriculum, and experienced in treating trauma-related disorders using trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT) and Seeking Safety. Teklemariam previously worked for Phoenix House Foundation as the National Director of Learning and Development.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the unique need OUD patients have in MATR settings that may often go unaddressed.
  • Participants will be able to identify five key value-adds that PRSS bring to office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) and opioid treatment programs (OTPs).
  • Participants will be able to summarize how to fund, recruit, and incorporate PRSS in clinical treatment settings.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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