What Is Rage Up To These Days?

What Is Rage Up To These Days?

There is always something going on at Rage Against Addiction. Check out our exciting announcements about what we’ve been up to so far this summer…

Rage Against Addiction is proud to announce the opening of another house for women in recovery. As part of our Daughter’s House program, which is designed to assist women who are transitioning from substance abuse treatment to recovery, The Cottage will officially open in August 2022 in rural Harford County, MD, and will be a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) recovery house with limited beds for those in the community needing to achieve and sustain a sober lifestyle. We believe there are many ways to begin the journey to sober living, and with a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders in addition to meetings, therapeutic and educational activities, group support, and individual counseling, we know that The Cottage will be beneficial in helping women live their best lives.


Rage Club is designed by Rage Against Addiction for children affected by addiction to help them and their families learn healthy ways to express their feelings through counselor-led activities such as art and equine therapy, nature walks, and much more. We encourage open and honest conversations about addiction within the family; understanding this disease is the first phase of the healing process.

Our Rage Club families are invited for an afternoon of fun in the sun as we watch the Aberdeen Ironbirds take on the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

When: Sunday, August 7, 2022 – game time is at 2:00pm (we suggest arriving at least 30 minutes prior)

Where: Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium: 873 Long Drive – Aberdeen, MD 21001

Registration is required and can be done here.

Please note:

  • This event is for children and parents/guardians who have been affected by addiction.
  • ONE parent/guardian per family, please.
  • EVERYONE must pre-register so that we can order an accurate amount of tickets.
  • Please register each INDIVIDUAL person attending.
  • Parents / guardians must stay and supervise their children for the whole event.
  • Tickets will be available for pick up at the Will Call window around 1:15pm on the day of the game.

To honor National Recovery Month this September, we will be hosting a ‘National Recovery Month Night Out’ on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, at the Mount Zion Church Tent (1643 Churchville Road – Bel Air, MD 21015)

This family-friendly event is sure to be an amazing evening of flavorful food, energizing games and prizes, and great company, all the while acknowledging and celebrating recovery. As with last year’s Shrimp and Bull Roast fundraiser, our music will be hosted by The Perfect Beat. We will not be serving alcohol.

The reality is that addiction devastates every community. Whether it’s your spouse, child, sibling, parent, friend, neighbor, or co-worker, we all know someone who is struggling. Please help support your community by purchasing tickets here.


Read the Note on Matters of Mental Health by Wendy
What are non-profit organizations and why are they important?  Here is the Who, What, and Why. A non-profit corporation is an organization that focuses on a larger mission and has as a purpose far beyond making a profit. The laws behind nonprofit organizations have been around from the very beginning; before formal government agencies and departments were established by the government, people often formed small groups to take care of issues themselves. I like to think of this as the people knowing what they need and taking matters into their own hands (in a positive way). That is exactly why Rage Against Addiction was founded. There is, was, and always will be a need for helping loved ones fight, recover from, and grieve the devastating effects of this disease. When you support a non-profit organization, you are supporting the heart and soul of your community. We appreciate your support!

Community Resources


Addiction Connections Resource: A non-profit organization that assists with providing resources and support for addiction treatment and that educates the community about substance abuse disorder. Located in Fallston, MD. Please visit here or call 443-417-7810 for more information.

Ashley Addiction Treatment: An inpatient treatment center that personalizes clinical programs based on individual need. Located in Havre De Grace, MD. Please visit here or call 800-799-4673 for information about online and in-person meeting services.

Celebrate Recovery: A local support group for those with addictive behaviors. Located in Bel Air, MD and Joppa, MD.​

-Mt. Zion Church (1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015) – every Thursday at 5:45pm. Contact lheitmuller@zoominternet.net or visit here for more information about meetings.

-Mountain Christian Church (New Life Center 1802 Mountain Road, Joppa, MD 21085) – every Friday at 6:00pm. Please visit here for more details.

GRASP (Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing): A local support group for those who have lost someone to addiction.

-7:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

-Located in the Education Building at Mt. Zion Church – 1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

-Contact lisa.craig4@verizon.net for more information. The private national Facebook group is available. Please visit here to ask to join.

The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center: A clinic that provides immediate care for mental health and addiction. Located in Bel Air, MD. Please visit here or call 410-874-0711 for information about services.

Loving An Addict: A local support group for family and friends of those in active addiction.

-7:00 pm every Saturday.

-Located in the Education Building at Mt. Zion Church – 1643 Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

-Contact lisa.craig4@verizon.net for more information.

​We serve locally but think globally. For counseling, or for addiction, substance abuse disorder, or mental illness treatment, please contact your area’s health department, county government, hospital, or law enforcement agency.

Rage Against Addiction Programs


Daughter’s House: Designed to assist women who are transitioning from substance abuse treatment to recovery; includes two sober living houses (Daughter’s House and Sister House) located in the suburbs of Harford County, MD. Click here to visit the Facebook page.

Rage Club: Designed specifically for children affected by addiction to help them process their feelings and learn about the disease by offering counselor-led activities, such as equine and art therapy, nature walks, and more. The group meets several times a year. Click here for more information

HALO (How to Live Without Our Addicted Loved One): An online grief support group specifically for those that lost loved ones to substance abuse. Click here to ask to join the private Facebook page. *Please read and answer the membership questions prior to joining.*

RAA ABC (After Baby Care): Provides post-partum care packages to new mothers in early recovery.

Rage Against Addiction Team Members


Wendy Beck: Founder and Executive Director

Rachel Bongiorno: Recovery Coach and Daughter’s House Program Director

Mia Ellis: Newsletter Writer and Administrator

Amanda Buddenbohn: Board of Directors

Tara Kuzma: Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sarah Hoover and Michael Nesline: Rage Club was inspired by their need to heal from their own personal loss