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

Apr
28
Sat
Pathways Family Wellness Workshop @ Pathways
Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm – Apr 29 @ 1:00 am
Pathways Family Wellness Workshop @ Pathways | Annapolis | Maryland | United States

Pathways Family Wellness Workshop

The Pathways Family Wellness Workshop is a therapeutic and educational program for family members of adults or adolescents struggling with substance abuse. Through a combination of group therapy, learning sessions, and personal growth opportunities, participants will:

  • Gain facts and understanding about addiction disease and substance abuse, as well as relapse prevention strategies.
  • Examine stages of recovery for family members.
  • Develop effective skills for communication, coping and boundary-setting.
  • Participate in adventure therapy to increase self-awareness and behavioral changes that are important to the recovery process.
  • Develop supportive relationships with other participating families

Breakfast & lunch are provided.

Apr
30
Mon
Narcan Training and Opioid Misuse Prevention Tips @ Glen Burnie Library
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Narcan Training and Opioid Misuse Prevention Tips @ Glen Burnie Library | Glen Burnie | Maryland | United States

Save A Life – Narcan Training

Are you overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic? Would you like to better understand how to identify an overdose and how you can help increase the chances of survival? Join us to become an informed citizen who is prepared to save a life from an opioid overdose.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a FREE class at your organization, please contact Charlotte Wallace cwallace@aahs.org or 443-534-4515.

May
4
Fri
Free Opioid Overdose Response Training @ AACo Department of Health
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Opioid Overdose Response Training @ AACo Department of Health | Glen Burnie | Maryland | United States

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Adult Addiction Program is offering FREE training to community members on the use of intranasal naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose and prevent death. Trainees will receive a free naloxone nasal kit to administer to victims of opioid overdose.

Classes are Scheduled for:

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Friday, April 6, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Friday, May 4, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – noon

Class will be located at 122 North Langley Road, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060, 10 AM to 12 PM.

TO REGISTER: Call the Naloxone Training Line at 410-222-1937, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

May
5
Sat
Pathways Family Wellness Workshop @ Pathways
May 5 @ 8:30 pm – May 6 @ 1:00 am
Pathways Family Wellness Workshop @ Pathways | Annapolis | Maryland | United States

Pathways Family Wellness Workshop

The Pathways Family Wellness Workshop is a therapeutic and educational program for family members of adults or adolescents struggling with substance abuse. Through a combination of group therapy, learning sessions, and personal growth opportunities, participants will:

  • Gain facts and understanding about addiction disease and substance abuse, as well as relapse prevention strategies.
  • Examine stages of recovery for family members.
  • Develop effective skills for communication, coping and boundary-setting.
  • Participate in adventure therapy to increase self-awareness and behavioral changes that are important to the recovery process.
  • Develop supportive relationships with other participating families

Breakfast & lunch are provided.

May
6
Sun
Not My Child Program @ St. Paul’s Anglican Church
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Not My Child Program @ St. Paul’s Anglican Church | Crownsville | Maryland | United States

There will be a “Not My Child” program event regarding substance misuse in our community on May 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church – 1505 Crownsville Road, Crownsville, MD 21032.

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

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