South County Bridges to a Drug Free Community

Become part of something that’s making a change and a difference in our community.

Our Mission

  • Improve life pathways for a healthy community
  • Prevent youth substance abuse
  • Increase awareness and educate the community
  • Promote individual neighborhood’s social, economic, spiritual, and emotional healing processes

Our Vision

We envision Southern Anne Arundel County as a whole community free of substance abuse.

Our Goals

  • Decrease underage drinking, prescription drugs and marijuana usage
  • Educate and provide education to parents, youth and community organizations
  • Provide media advocacy
  • Implement awareness activities
  • Ensure liquor establishments check for ID and pass compliance checks

South County Bridges Events

Free Opioid Overdose Response Training @ AACo Department of Health
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free Opioid Overdose Response Training @ AACo Department of Health | Annapolis | 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 15, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, April 12, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 10:00 a.m. – noon

Classes will be located at 3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 (Front Entrance), 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.

Pathways Family Wellness Workshop @ Pathways
Jun 30 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 1 @ 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.

South County Bridges Meeting @ Anne Arundel County Southern District Police Department
Jul 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
South County Bridges Meeting @ Anne Arundel County Southern District Police Department
Aug 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
South County Bridges Meeting @ Anne Arundel County Southern District Police Department
Sep 7 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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Our Team

Coalition Co-Chairs – Barbara Studer-Baer & Jim Zsiga

Coalition Co- Coordinators – Brian Hinman & Justine Maas

 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

Chesapeake Center for Youth Development
Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney
Community Members
Department of Juvenile Services
Faith Based Services

Pathways Treatment Facility
State Highway Administration
The IMPACT Society
Transforming the Community