Bobby Gordon’s award-winning career spans over 20 years in higher education as an instructor, advisor, marketing and branding specialist, consultant, and alcohol/other drug counselor and educator. Bobby has partnered with communities, federal agencies, professional sports teams, professional organizations and associations, and local and state law enforcement to develop, create, advise, and assess a variety alcohol/other drug prevention programs.
His expertise includes social normative media, federal grant projects, evidenced-based prevention, harm reduction, BASICS counseling/intervention, Motivational Interviewing, keynotes, small- and large-group training,, online program delivery, curriculum development. His unique insights into other drugs, including ecstasy, cocaine, and prescription drugs has earned him notoriety among the AOD prevention community. His recent work with Arizona State University's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and at UCSD provides unique insight at the forefront of creating solutions to the nation's opioid crisis.
His work spans organizations like Major League Baseball (MLB); BACCHUS Network; Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of Education, United States Navy; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA); National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH); National Institutes of Health (NIH); Arizona Diamondbacks; Indian Health Services (IHS); Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC), and the Greater Cleveland Club Drugs Task Force. Bobby proudly served higher education with the U.S. Department of Education on the Board of the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention from 1997-2010 (formerly known as the Inter-Association Task Force (IATF) on Alcohol/Other Drug Abuse Prevention).
Bobby's specific expertise and education topics include alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy/molly, predatory drugs (roofies/rohypnol & GHB), amphetamines (Ritalin, Adderall, "study drugs"), and opioids.
Bobby Gordon also provides consulting and strategic planning services for corporations and non-profit organizations. Learn more here.
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A sneak peek of Bobby Gordon's alcohol/other drug keynote.