March 23, 2022

Community Conversation:  Calvert County's Innovations on Addressing Substance Use Disorders

TIME:  6 to 8 pm
LOCATION:  Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach, MD

  • Meeting ID:  860-9568-6012
  • Passcode:  854944
  • Join by Phone:  1-301-715-8592

Join the Local Behavioral Health Authority for a virtual Community Conversation celebrating the innovative approach to treatment and improving the lives of those impacted y substance use.   Those attending in-person must register in advance. 

This event will feature a panel of experts in substance use treatment within Calvert County.   Panel members include:

Dr. Drew Fuller, MD, MPH, FACEP, Medical Director , Calvert Crisis Response Team
Captain Dave Payne, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
Kellie Fry, Peer Recovery Specialist
Kris Saunders, Program Administrator at Bayside Recovery
Kara Harrer, PharmD, Pharmacy Director at Calvert Health Medical Center

Meeting ID:  876 2395 8727
Passcode: 762691
Join by phone:  1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Presented by Calvert County Health Department’s Local Behavioral Health Authority.  For more information contact Katie at

April 30, 2022

Prescription Medication Drug Take Back Day


Northeast Community Center, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach
Southern Community Center,  20 Appeal Lane, Lusby
Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Prince Frederick
Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, 30 Church Street, Prince Frederick
Maryland State Police, Barrack “U”, 210 Main Street, Prince Frederick

10 am to 2 pm

Help us as we work to keep prescription medications from falling into the wrong hands.  Dispose of your unused and expired medications at the above listed locations. .   Local law enforcement will be on hand at the community centers to collect your medications and CAASA Volunteers will provide FREE Deterra drug disposal packets (three per family) while supplies last  and prevention information.   Calvert Behavioral Health will offer Naloxone training  and syringe disposal at Northeast and Southern Community Centers.  Those who complete the NARCAN training will receive a FREE Narcan  Kit

 Medications taken to the Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police can be deposited in the drop boxes located at the entrance of their offices. 

*We cannot accept Sharps containers at these locations.   These items can be disposed of at the Sheriff’s Office Needle Drop Box (30 Church Street, Prince Frederick) or at the County’s Solid Waste Customer Convenience Centers (look for the marked 55 gallon drums).  

Remember to remove or cover personal and RX information on the containers.  

For more information, contact the CAASA Office at 410-535-3733

August 31, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day and the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) invites county residents to participate in this awareness activity.  This worldwide event aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug related deaths.  It is also a sign of support for those who have lost someone to an overdose and encouragement to those in recovery.  

 Please help us “Light Calvert Purple”.  This is a small and simple gesture that involves installing a purple lightbulb outside your home or in a front window and shining it brightly on August 31st.  CAASA has a limited number of FREE purple lightbulbs available starting August 19th.   They will be distributed at sites around the county .   Be sure to visit a location while supplies last.    

 In addition, you are invited to participate in the Glow Vigil Memorial and/or attend a FREE Narcan training on August 31st.  The Glow Vigil and “Lost Souls” exhibit will be held from 7 to 9 pm at the North Beach Boardwalk Pavilion, while NARCAN trainings will be held throughout the day at Northeast, Southern and Harriet E. Brown Community Centers.    

The memorial event will include the reading of names of those lost to an overdose.  If you'd like a name read, please submit your information to  For more information, contact Sandra Mattingly, PositiveVibes, at or the CAASA Office at 410-535-3733.