Youth Program at Bethany Korean United Methodist Church

Thank you to the Bethany Korean United Methodist Church and Pastor Dae Sung Park for inviting our Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi to speak to your youth. 

The program was held on Sunday, October 15 at the Church in Ellicott City.

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HC DrugFree Executive Director Receives Gold Award

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In commemoration of Leadership Maryland's 25th anniversary celebration, HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, received a Gold Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership experience, strength and dedication to building a better Maryland.

The weekend celebration was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. 

Thank you, Leadership Maryland for recognizing our Executive Director! 

"Chasing the Dragon" Viewing at FBI's Baltimore Field Office

Photo courtesy of the FBI

Photo courtesy of the FBI

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi returned to the Baltimore Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to participate in a viewing of the video Chasing the Dragon - The Life of an Opiate Addict. 

Pictured: Joan received a copy of the video from Gordon Johnson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Baltimore Field Office.

Visit post below for a link to the video.

Thank you to the FBI staff for giving HC DrugFree a copy of the video to share with Howard County residents and allowing our Executive Director to continue learning from your staff! 

Wanted by the FBI ...for All the Right Reasons!

Photo courtesy of the FBI

Photo courtesy of the FBI

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi had the pleasure of hearing an update from Gordon Johnson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Baltimore Division and toured some of the facility. 

On her next visit, Joan will join Mr. Johnson and others to view "Chasing the Dragon - The Life of an Opiate Addict" video. 

This video has been shared by HC DrugFree many times in recent years, remains on our website, and was created through a partnership between the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

In this powerful video (edited to remove potentially offensive language), you will witness several journeys into addiction.

In Howard County, we need to arm ourselves and our families with the truth to better understand the realities of prescription pain medication misuse and heroin use. 

1st Teen Advisory Meeting of the 2017-18 School Year

This evening, 24 high school teens from across Howard County attended the 1st 2017-18 Teen Advisory Council (TAC) meeting. Meetings are held at The Barn (Teen Center) in Columbia.

Thank you to the adults who gave of their time to educate our teens and work to keep them safe throughout the year. Our teens are off to a great start and will have a fun year!

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TAC is open to all Howard County high school students. Visit the TAC page to get your registration form.

HC DrugFree Teen and Adult Volunteers at The Korean Festival

Thank you to all the teens and adults who volunteered at HC DrugFree's booth at The Korean Festival. A special thank you to County Executive, Allan Kittleman (left in photo) for his ongoing commitment to keep our teens and the community safe. 

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Columbia Rotary Cares about Our Community

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi was invited by Columbia Rotary President, Becky Mangus to return to update the club on the current opioid epidemic in Howard County and particularly the need for safe storage and proper disposal of medication.

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Back-to-School Message: Howard County Opioid Epidemic Update and What You Can Do

HC DrugFree, in partnership with the Howard County Public School System, would like parents to be aware of the current opioid epidemic impacting Howard County. Opioids are legally prescribed pain medications as well as illegal drugs such as heroin and fentanyl.

Both fatal and nonfatal overdoses are on the rise in Howard County.

In this video being shared with parents at Howard County Public School System's back-to-school nights, HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi provides useful tips and information parents can use to keep families safe throughout the year.

Thank you to the Howard County Public School System for partnering with HC DrugFree to distribute this message. 

Together, we can save lives.