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

Oct
23
Mon
Red Ribbon Week
Oct 23 @ 7:00 am – Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm
Oct
28
Sat
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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!

LOCATIONS
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.

Nov
10
Fri
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station | Pasadena | Maryland | United States

Monthly NLASA Meeting

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

Monthly NLASA Meeting

Jan
12
Fri
NLASA Meeting @ Eastern District Police Station
Jan 12 @ 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

410-349-7128

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Our Team

Local Evaluator – Christina Grey, MS
MSPF Coordinator -Pam Luby
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