Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Community Forum on Opioid Health Crisis

HC DrugFree’s Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi will serve on a panel to discuss how the opioid health crisis is impacting our community. 

The FREE program is being sponsored by the Wilde Lake Community Association Health & Wealth Committee. The panel presentation will be followed by Q&A. 

Program Location: Slayton House (in the Wilde Lake Village Center), 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Drive-Thru Medication and Sharps Collection

No need to remove medication from the bottle or remove personal information! Support HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council by attending this twice a year prescription and over-the-counter medication and "sharps" (needles, syringes, and EpiPens) collection.

This convenient drive-thru event is FREE and open to the public.

Volunteers are welcome (community service hours for youth), but please let us know that you're planning to join us.

Medication is guarded by the Howard County Police Department (HCPD) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and transported from this site by HCPD.

For more information, go to Events and click on Drug Take Back or go to http://www.hcdrugfree.org/drug-take-back-day-1/

If you have questions, please email HC DrugFree at Admin@hcdrugfree.org or call 443-325-0040. 

Tell your friends, gather their meds too, and join us on Saturday, October 27.

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Aug
31
5:30 PM17:30

Howard County's International Overdose Awareness Day Events

UPDATE: With the potential for evening storms, the event will be held indoors at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

 Come join Howard County residents and friends at the 3rd annual International Overdose Awareness Day event. Resource tables. Speakers. Vigil. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. 

Come join Howard County residents and friends at the 3rd annual International Overdose Awareness Day event. Resource tables. Speakers. Vigil. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. 

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Come join Howard County residents and friends at the 3rd annual International Overdose Awareness Day event. Resource tables. Speakers. Vigil. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. 

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May
21
5:30 PM17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org or 443-325-0040 required so pizza can be ordered for participants.

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May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Recovery Oriented Services of Care Softball Tournament

Go to bat for recovery in Howard County. Cheer for the Recovery and Agency teams as they race around the bases for fun and entertainment. Discover resources for hope and education about the disease of addiction. Food will be available. Open to the public at no cost.

Saturday May 5th, 2018  from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Centennial Park North, 9801 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

HC DrugFree is a proud member of the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC*).

Bring a lawn chair and come join in the fun in the sun!

Sign up to play on the Recovery Team: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-ho-co-health-deptrosc-home-run-for-recovery-softball-tournament-recovery-team-player-tickets-43946278502

Sign up to play on the Agency Team: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-ho-co-health-deptrosc-home-run-for-recovery-softball-tournament-community-agency-team-tickets-44148148300

Sign up to cheer on the teams: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-ho-co-health-deptrosc-home-run-for-recovery-softball-tournament-tickets-43945860251

 

 

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Drive-Thru Medication and Sharps Collection

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No need to remove medication from the bottle or remove personal information! Join HC DrugFree, the Howard County Police, our partners and our many volunteers at the twice a year prescription and over-the-counter medication and "sharps" (needles, syringes, and EpiPens) collection.

This convenient drive-thru event is FREE and open to the public. 

Volunteers are welcome (community service hours for youth), but please let us know that you're planning to join us.

For more information, go to Events and click on Drug Take Back or go to http://www.hcdrugfree.org/drug-take-back-day-1/

If you have questions, please email HC DrugFree at Admin@hcdrugfree.org or call 443-325-0040. 

Tell your friends, gather their meds too, and join us on Saturday, April 28.

 

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Senior Week: Staying Safe in OC

Join HC DrugFree and Mt. Hebron High School administration and PTSA for Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City.

We plan to bring back Cpl. Howard Caplan from the Ocean City Police Department to provide the annual police update. We hope to have Howard County teacher/administrator Mr. James McVey return again this year to provide the OC Beach Patrol update.

This program will be held in Mt. Hebron's High School's auditorium.

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Apr
16
5:30 PM17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org or 443-325-0040 required so pizza can be ordered for participants.

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Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City

Join HC DrugFree and Howard High School administration and PTSA for Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City.

We plan to bring back Cpl. Howard Caplan from the Ocean City Police Department to provide the annual police update. We hope to have Howard County teacher/administrator Mr. James McVey return again this year to provide the OC Beach Patrol update.

This program will be held in Howard High School's auditorium.

 

 

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Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Teen Advisory Council Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org or 443-325-0040 required so pizza can be ordered for participants.

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Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Substance Use and Its Impact on Academic Achievement and Mental Health

Free program open to students, parents, grandparents, and the community! 

HC DrugFree, Howard High School PTSA, and Bonnie Branch Middle School PTA are partnering to present: SUBSTANCE USE AND ITS IMPACT ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND MENTAL HEALTH with expert speaker Dr. Amelia Arria. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at Howard High School (cafeteria) (The inclement weather makeup date is Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00pm at Howard High School cafeteria)

 (HC DrugFree will provide community service hours for students attending)

Speaker: Amelia M. Arria, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland, School of Public Health. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health.

Dr. Arria’s research has focused on the risk and resiliency factors that contribute to mental health and substance use problems among adolescents and young adults.  Her most recent work has clarified the impact of substance use, particularly excessive drinking and marijuana use, on academic achievement. She is the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded prospective College Life Study, which annually assessed the behavioral health of 1,253 college students through their young adult years. She has authored more than 150 scientific peer-reviewed publications, numerous white papers and book chapters, and is the recipient of several major grant awards from foundations, and state and federal agencies. Much of her work has direct relevance to parents, communities, educational professionals and policy makers. She received her training from Cornell University, the University of Pittsburgh and the Johns Hopkins University.

For more information, please email HC DrugFree’s Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi at Info@hcdrugfree.org or call 443-325-0040.  

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Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Meeting

Meetings open to ALL Howard County high school students only and held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Visit Teen Advisory Council page for required registration form and more information. RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org or 443-325-0040 required so pizza can be ordered for participants.

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Medication and "Sharps" Collection - Take Back Day

Join your friends at HC DrugFree's quick and convenient drive-thru collection of unwanted or expired medication and sharps (needles, syringes, and EpiPens)!

No need to get out of your car. Just look for the teens in bright green shirts holding the signs and directing traffic around the parking lot. 

Where: Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot near the UPS Store, Slayton House and the Swim Club. 

Questions: See our Drug Take Back page or contact our office

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Teen Health Summit for 10th to 12th Graders

HC DrugFree is pleased to partner with the Howard County Health Department, the Howard County Public School System, the Howard County Department of Community Resources, and Howard Community College to present a FREE Teen Summit.

Real questions and real answers! Come learn about substance use, life decisions, healthy social media use, stress management and more.

The summit is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building at the Howard Community College with registration from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Lunch provided so you need to register at https://2017teenhlthsummit.eventbrite.com or call 410-313-7569.

Service hours available. Gift card raffle. 

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Not My Child...Yes, Your Child

Not My Child…Yes, Your Child will be presented by HC DrugFree in partnership with the Marriotts Ridge High School PTSA and Mount View Middle School PTA. This program will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in the Marriotts Ridge High School auditorium. Free and open to the public.

WANTED: High school and middle school parents (grandparents, aunts/uncles, and any adult working with teens) who think their children will never get involved with drugs and those parents who are already suspicious or dealing with a child’s experimentation!

Adults are strongly encouraged to attend this event to learn more about the drugs used and abused in Howard County, what we all need to know and do about the rise in overdose deaths happening here, how parents and the community can better arm ourselves to help our children (whether pre-teens, teens or adults), and more.

Come get your questions answered. For more information, contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040 or Admin@hcdrugfree.org.

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Aug
31
5:30 PM17:30

International Overdose Awareness Day - Local Event

Are you FedUp! about the opioid epidemic? If so, let's stand together in Howard County on this international day of awareness.

Please stop by HC DrugFree's table to talk with us! We will be participating in the candle light vigil and recovery celebration to be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042. Resource tables will be available 5:30 to 7:00 and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Local event sponsored by James Place and the Howard County Health Department.

Remember to bring a blanket to sit on the lawn!

 

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