Robert Lambert began his career 29 years ago as a counselor at the Connecticut Counseling Centers (CCC) and currently serves the organization as the President/Executive Director. The work accomplished over time within the Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) include creating innovative intensive outpatient programs, presenting at numerous venues to reduce stigma, and serving on numerous state and federal planning committees. Mr. Lambert established the Connecticut Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Training Program (CT-CADAC-TP). The curriculum includes 360 hours of training in treating substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders where 600 students have attended the program since 1995. He also developed a peer mentoring program specific for OTP’s called “Bridge to Recovery.” This program was recognized by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) as an innovative model program. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration also honored Mr. Lambert with the 2012 Science and Service Award for this program, which has been featured in national publications.