DEA Announces National Take Back Day Results

DEA Announces National Take Back Day Results

On October 29, people from across the country helped reduce the risk of prescription medication misuse by bringing unwanted and expired medications to National Take Back Day events. The DEA recently announced that more than 647,000 pounds of medications were collected at 4,902 collection sites. This total includes the 1,294 pounds of medication collected in…

Parenting Class Shares Their Tricks of the Trade

Parenting Class Shares Their Tricks of the Trade

Another Guiding Good Choices parenting class series ended last week, and the parents who participated walked away with some great ideas and suggestions from other parents on how to handle different situations.  Great discussions were had on the pros and cons of paying children for chores and how to get buy-in and agreement from reluctant…

Summer Life Skills – That’s a Wrap!

Summer Life Skills – That’s a Wrap!

HC DrugFree completed another successful Life Skills program for middle school students last week. Twenty middle school students learned skills that will help them better navigate the social difficulties of adolescence, such as how to be assertive, make good choices, communicate clearly, and how to effectively cope with anxiety and anger. The class was taught…

Teens Discuss Marijuana Use

In a collaborative effort with the Kerala Cultural Society, recent HCPSS grad and member of HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC), Adhithyaa Nair was interviewed by Sidhaarth Raghunath about issues related marijuana use in teens, including different perceptions about the safety of marijuana use, how it affects the nervous system both in the short and…

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Maryland has a new way to connect to a local behavioral health crisis call specialist. Calling 988 will connect callers directly to the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline which can provide assistance with substance use or mental health crises. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline replaces the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1- 800-273-8255). All contacts…

Senior Week Virtual Program Available

Senior Week Virtual Program Available

Congratulations Class of 2022! Before you head off to Senior Week, check out the “Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City” virtual program on the Senior Week page.

DEA Announces National Take Back Day Results

DEA Announces National Take Back Day Results

On April 30, people from across the country helped reduce the risk of prescription medication misuse by bringing unwanted and expired medications to National Take Back Day events. The DEA recently announced that over 720,000 pounds of medications were collected at 5,144 collection sites. This total includes the 1,157 pounds that were collected at the…

Congratulations to the 2022 HoCo Student Film Festival Winner

Congratulations to the 2022 HoCo Student Film Festival Winner

Congratulations to siblings Mia and Joey Dowd for winning the HC DrugFree Category at the Ho Co Student Film Festival on Friday, May 6 with the film, Drinking Doesn’t Solve Problems, It Causes More, which can be viewed below or on our website. Thank you to all of the students who submitted their films to the Ho…

National Prevention Week: My Prevention Story

National Prevention Week: My Prevention Story

Using SAMHSA’s 2022 National Prevention Week (NPW) challenge called #MyPreventionStory, YOU told HC DrugFree WHY you support prevention services and education. NPW is the perfect time to remind our Howard County community about the importance of prevention programs, the positive impact they have on mental health and substance use, and that prevention saves lives and money. Click here or…

Take Back Event Slideshow

Take Back Event Slideshow

Please take a few minutes to enjoy HC DrugFree’s commemorative slideshow of our April 30 drive-thru medication and sharps collection and the Hidden in Plain Sight trailer tour. Again, thank you to the community, our partners, and our dedicated and caring team!!! Together, we collected 1,157 lbs. (40 white bins) of medication. The additional 21 red bins…