Annapolis Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (ASAP)
The ultimate goal of A.S.A.P. is to create positive community change in Annapolis.
It has been identified that there is a critical need in Annapolis MD zip codes 21401 and 21403 for a community based coalition. The Annapolis Substance Abuse Prevention (A.S.A.P.) coalition will work in the community promoting public health, safety and wellness for families in the city of Annapolis.
Overall, the County’s most significant health issues are found in our very own community of Annapolis. As stated in the Anne Arundel Community Health Assessment of Need (CHNA,) Annapolis is ranked second highest for alcohol consumption and abuse for ages twelve to twenty.
The A.S.A.P. goal is to provide early intervention strategies reducing drug and alcohol abuse among 12-17 year old youth and young adults, using evidence based prevention strategies. This coalition will align themselves with the MSPF goals by facilitating a systematic, data driven approach. Having formed A.S.A.P. Serenity Sistas’ Inc. has developed a partnership with Restoration Community Development Corporation (RCDC.) We will generate, and monitor priorities for the prevention of the targeted population of alcohol consumption levels, and substance abuse. In the City of Annapolis MD.
For more information on our recently formed prevention coalition serving the City of Annapolis please contact:
Angel Traynor – Coordinator
The Know Your Limit Campaign is an educational program to combat drunk driving. The ASAP coalition will be assisting APD to also educate our community about binge drinking, a large contributor to drunk driving.
Annapolis Police Officers offer FREE breathalyzer tests and distribute literature concerning drunk driving and available alternatives in Annapolis. Participants are told what their BAC is and given an educational card with information on alcohol consumption and options to get home safely.
Most people are aware that Maryland law sets the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) for a driver below .08 percent, and even under a .08 drivers can show signs of impairment. However, many people might not realize how much alcohol, or more importantly how little alcohol it takes to reach a BAC of .08 percent.
According to the 2016 Maryland Young Adult Survey on Alcohol, 73.12% Anne Arundel County respondents, ages 18-25, reported drinking daily, weekly, or monthly during the past 12 months. Most claimed they “do not know the definition of binge drinking”.
As stated on their website, the CDC defines binge drinking as “5 or more drinks for males and 4 or more drinks for females within a short time period”. This behavior can result in many negative and harmful outcomes such as alcohol-related crashes and even death.
The Know Your Limit campaign is not intended as a scare tactic. Instead, it’s intended to provide an educational opportunity to encourage groups to designate a sober driver and make good choices.
Do you or someone you know have Unwanted, Unused, or Expired medications you want to dispose of safely?
Join us Saturday, October 28th, 10 AM to 2 PM, for Prescription Take Back Day!
All the police departments (listed below) will be open for the community to expose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications safely in their drop boxes!
1. Annapolis Police Department
199 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD
2. Anne Arundel County PD – Northern District
939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore, MD
3. Anne Arundel County PD – Southern District
35 Stepneys Lane in Edgewater, MD
4. Anne Arundel County PD – Eastern District
204 Pasadena Road in Pasadena, MD
5. Anne Arundel County PD – Western District
8273 Telegraph Road in Odenton, MD
6. Anne Arundel County Police Headquarters
8495 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD
7. Maryland State Police
6800 Aviation Boulevard, Glen Burnie, MD
Medications that are accepted and are not accepted at drop box locations are described in the above Event image!
In the event that residents encounter controlled dangerous substances other than prescription medications, they should contact the Police Department to have an officer respond to collect those drugs.