Northern Lights Against Substance Abuse
Lighting the Way to Prevent Substance Abuse since 2011
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.
Youth and young adults in Northern Anne Arundel County are free from alcohol and drug abuse.
- 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!
Northern Lights Events
Protect Your Family From the Opioid Crisis – Glen Burnie Library
Date/Time: October 22, 2018 at 6:30-8pm
Location: Glen Burnie Library
“Protecting Your Family From the Opioid Crisis” is a presentation on ways you can protect your family from opioid addiction. During this class you will learn about which common medications are opioids, if any of your medications are opioids, their risk of addiction, ways to secure and monitor medications, and safe disposal of unwanted medications.
Mental Health Support Group
The mental health support group covers a variety of mental health topics such as depression, anxiety, addictions and bipolar disorder. Community resources and services available to patients and their families will also be discussed. Visit our calendar of events for dates, times and locations. For more information, call 410-553-8070 or 410-787-4627.
6:30 – 8:00 pm
301 Hospital Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
*Room A – Partial Hospitalization Program – 2nd Floor
There will be a “Not My Child” program event regarding substance misuse in our community on October 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm at South River High School – 201 Central Avenue E, Edgewater, MD 21037.
Please come out and increase your awareness of this fatal epidemic – it affects all communities.
Are you concerned that your child might be experiencing with drugs or addicted to drugs? Do you want to be prepared to teach your younger children never to start using? Are you looking for help with treatment?
“Not My Child” is a special presentation to remove the stigma of heroin addiction and get help for families caught in the web of drugs. This presentation will include a panel of experts, question and answer from the audience and treatment providers ready to provide information and referral.
“Not My Child” is focused on providing awareness by providing the facts of abuse of prescription drugs and the escalation of heroin use in our communities. The Not My Child discussion taking place in our communities provides an open, honest conversation regarding the use of drugs by children and adults in every community, the issue does not discriminate.
“Not My Child” is a collaborative effort supported by multiple county agencies, non-profits and community members working together to educate parents, families and communities on the impact of addiction on the individual, family and community.
The “Not My Child” program is created, supported and facilitated by County Executive’s Office of Constituent Services.
Areas We Serve
Contact Northern Lights
Local Evaluator – Christina Grey, MS
MSPF Coordinator -Pam Luby
Coalition Chair – Denise Williams
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
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