Western Anne Arundel County Substance Abuse Prevention (WASP)

WASP is taking the sting out of Alcohol Crashes, Binge Drinking and Underage Drinking.

Our Mission

WASP aims to prevent alcohol and other drug use among youth, and promote safe and healthy behaviors.

Our Vision

Establish a safe and informed community without underage drinking or abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

Our Goals

  • Reduce underage drinking among youth
  • Reduce binge drinking
  • Reduce alcohol-related crashes
  • Develop and implement culturally competent, evidence-based, environmental prevention strategies

Our Strategies

  • Compliance checks of liquor establishments
  • Implement awareness activities
  • Educate parents, youth and the community
  • Provide media advocacy
  • Provide education to the community or your organization

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WASP 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
1
Tue
WASP Meeting @ Kingdom Kafe
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WASP Meeting @ Kingdom Kafe | Odenton | Maryland | United States

Monthly WASP Meeting

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.

Areas We Serve

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Contact WASP

Click Here To Contact Us

wasp@preventsubstanceabuse.org

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Our Team

Coordinator
Marcella Hare
tcot@marcella@gmail.com

Chair
Derrick Farmer
runell21@hotmail.com

Co-Chair
Daphne Simms
dsims339@gmail.com


 Our Members Include

AA County Board of License Commissioners
AA County Community Action Agency
AA County Department of Health
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
Hands of Hope, Inc.

Maryland Highway Safety Office
Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association

Pathways Treatment Facility
The IMPACT Society
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