HC DrugFree at Elkridge 50+ Center

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HC DrugFree's Executive Director spent the morning talking with Howard County residents at the new Elkridge 50+ Center. Residents learned about talking with their doctors about their medications, safe medication storage, proper disposal of medication, and so much more.

Each participant was given a medication storage box. 

Teen Advisory Council at Korean Fair

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Members of HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) volunteered at the Korean Fair to answer questions about the organization's services and recruit more teens from across the county to TAC. The fair was held at the Charles E. Miller Library in Ellicott City.

Pictured: TAC member Calvin Lee, Joan Webb Scornaienchi and TAC member Tim Goulet. 

TAC is open to all Howard County high school students. 

Living Free: Breaking the Chains of Addiction and Whatever Is Holding You Back

HC DrugFree was among the organizations invited to participate in Bethany Lane Baptist Church's Living Free program. Participants were encouraged to live free from the chains holding them back. 

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Speakers pictured above: Sherrie McKay, Joan Webb Scornaienchi with HC DrugFree, Gary Freeman, Beth Schmidt with the MD Coalition of Families, and Pastor Kip Smith. Absent from photo: Mark Donovan with Congruent Counseling Services

Throwing Out the First Pitch

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, Health Officer Maura Rossman and HC DrugFree's Executive Director joined together to throw out the first pitch at today's first annual Recovery Oriented Services of Care (ROSC) Home Run for Recovery Softball Tournament held at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. 

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Another Successful Medication and Sharps Drive-Thru Collection

Today, HC DrugFree's team of volunteers were busy from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot collecting 952.5 lbs of unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication as well as 18 bins of sharps (needles, syringes, and EpiPens). 

 Maryland's Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford presented HC DrugFree with a Governor's Citation.

Maryland's Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford presented HC DrugFree with a Governor's Citation.

 Dr. Calvin Ball (2nd from left) presented HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi with a County Council Resolution. Event t-shirt sponsor Dr. Brian Morrison (far left) and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford.

Dr. Calvin Ball (2nd from left) presented HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi with a County Council Resolution. Event t-shirt sponsor Dr. Brian Morrison (far left) and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford.

Thank you to the Howard County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration for guarding the medications. Thank you to all our partners, volunteers, funders/sponsors, and the Howard County community.

Scornaienchi Named 1 of 10 People Who Make the Baltimore Region Better

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, was named one of "10 People Who Make the Baltimore Region Better" in an article in The Baltimore Sun. Ms. Scornaienchi has been the Executive Director of HC DrugFree since 2009 and has received much recognition for her work. 

HC DrugFree Participated on Panel at University of MD College Park

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, was invited by Dr. Amelia Arria and the University of Maryland School of Public Health to serve on a panel as part of Public Health Research at Maryland 2018. 

The day-long event was held on April 3 at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland College Park campus. Featured speakers and panel discussions addressed the theme: Reimagining Health: Partnership, Programs, Policies. 

Ms. Scornaienchi participated on the panel: Widening the Lens of the Opioid Epidemic.

First of Two 2018 Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City Programs

Ocean City Police Cpl. Howard Caplan and Howard County Public School administrator James McVey representing Ocean City Beach Patrol joined HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi at the first of two annual Senior Week: Staying Safe in OC programs. This event was hosted by Howard High School's principal Nick Novak. HC DrugFree thanks its partners at HCPSS, OC Police and OC Beach Patrol.

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