Northern Lights Against Substance Abuse

Lighting the Way to Prevent Substance Abuse since 2011

Our Mission

The Northern Lights Against Substance Abuse unites community members in Northern Anne Arundel County to reduce alcohol and drug abuse among youth and young adults through collaborative efforts using evidence based strategies.

Our Vision

Youth and young adults in Northern Anne Arundel County are free from alcohol and drug abuse.

Our Goals

  • Decrease underage drinking & Binge Drinking
  • Educate parents, youth, and community members about the negative consequences of underage drinking
  • Support law enforcement
  • Bring prevention awareness through community events

Click here to view our 2016 Community Needs Assessment!

Prevention Strategies


Compliance Checks

Police saturation and party patrols

Police Training

(TAM) Training

Media Advocacy


Northern Lights Events

Jun
9
Fri
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station | Pasadena | Maryland | United States

Monthly NLASA Meeting

Jul
14
Fri
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station | Pasadena | Maryland | United States

Monthly NLASA Meeting

Aug
11
Fri
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station | Pasadena | Maryland | United States

Monthly NLASA Meeting

Sep
8
Fri
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station | Pasadena | Maryland | United States

Monthly NLASA Meeting

Oct
13
Fri
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station | Pasadena | Maryland | United States

Monthly NLASA Meeting

Areas We Serve


Contact Northern Lights

Click Here To Contact Us

nlasa@preventsubstanceabuse.org

443-261-4249

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Our Team

Local Evaluator – Christina Grey, MS
MSPF Coordinator – Angela Gerben
Community Outreach- Pam Luby & Lauren Wines
Coalition Chair – Denise Williams

Northern Lights Against Substance Abuse Coalition is fiscally managed and staffed by Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, a local non-profit organization whose focus is improving the lives of youth.


 Our Members Include

AA County Board of License Commissioners
AA County Community Action Agency
AA County Department of Health
AA County Executive’s Office of Constituent Services
AA County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families

AA County Police Department
AA County Public Schools
Anne Arundel Community College
AA County State’s Attorney’s Office
ADEPT Behavioral Treatment

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Chesapeake Center for Youth Development
Community Residents
Department of Juvenile Services
Housing Commission of AA County
Light of the World Family Ministries

Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association
Maryland Transportation Safety Office
National Alcohol Enforcement Training Center
Pathways Treatment Facility
The IMPACT Society
Transforming the Community