History

Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse History

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  • 2018 - Created the Hope4Calvert.org website  to share local, state and federal government prevention, treatment and recovery information. 
  • 2018 - CAASA Staff receive their Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS) certification as Community Resource Specialists
  • 2017 - Became a member of the Twin Beach Opioid Abuse Awareness Committee (TBOAAC)
  • 2009 - Expands membership on the Board of Directors to include a student representative from each of the County's four public high schools
  • 2009 - CAASA recognizes the increased misuse of prescription medications and creates the Prescription Drug Abuse Abatement Committee to bring  together local agencies to develop a coordinated strategy to address this health  challenge. 
  • 1999 - CAASA becomes the sponsor of Project Graduation, a drug- and alcohol-free celebration for graduating high school seniors from the county's four public high schools.
  • 1996 - Became a member of the National Association of Town Watch (NATW)
  • 1993 - Became  a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA
  • 1990 - CAASA is formed by a coalition of community leaders and citizens. Articles of incorporation are adopted. Harold "JR" Kahl is elected the first chairman of CAASA's board of directors.
  • 1989 - At the request of Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler, the Governor's Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse sponsored the Southern Maryland Symposium on Substance Abuse held May 23 and 24.

Memberships:

  • Opioid Intervention Team
  • Local Behavioral Health Advisory Council 
  • Local Behavioral Health Messaging Committee
  • Twin Beach Opioid Abuse Awareness Committee
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
  • National Association of Town Watch
  • Calvert County Chamber of Commerce
  • Maryland Nonprofits