HC DrugFree's Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City Program

HC DrugFree held the first of two 2017 Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City programs at Atholton High School. The final 2017 program will be at Howard High School on March 29. 

Pictured: Ms. Kelly Keefe with OC Beach Patrol and HCPSS, Cpl. Howard Caplan with Ocean City Police, Joan Webb Scornaienchi with HC DrugFree, Mr. James McVey with HCPSS and retired OC Beach Patrol Sgt., and Major Ellsworth Jones with HCPD

Pictured: Ms. Kelly Keefe with OC Beach Patrol and HCPSS, Cpl. Howard Caplan with Ocean City Police, Joan Webb Scornaienchi with HC DrugFree, Mr. James McVey with HCPSS and retired OC Beach Patrol Sgt., and Major Ellsworth Jones with HCPD

HC DrugFree Category at the 2017 HoCo FilmFest

HC DrugFree is proud to announce the 2017 winners of the HC DrugFree Category at the HoCo FilmFest: Amanda and Claire O'Shaughnessy sisters from Reservoir High School (pictured left). (Pictured right) HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi thanks 2017 FilmFest Advisors, Ms. Binki McKenna from Reservoir High School and Ms. Jill Lee from Long Reach High School for working with HC DrugFree and students throughout the year. HC DrugFree congratulates all our category winners. HC DrugFree winning films are on the HoCo FilmFest page on this website. 

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HC DrugFree Continues to Work with Federal Agencies and Others

HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi has been busy advocating for substance use/misuse prevention needs with partners from NIDA, CADCA, DEA, and SAMHSA.

Dr. Wilson Compton, NIDA

Dr. Wilson Compton, NIDA

Retired Army General Arthur Dean, CADCA

Retired Army General Arthur Dean, CADCA

Lou Milione, DEA

Lou Milione, DEA

Frances Harding and Kana Enomoto, SAMHSA

Frances Harding and Kana Enomoto, SAMHSA

7 Howard County Women Making a Difference

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi was one of seven women featured in today's Howard Magazine. Whether it's a full-time job or an all-the-time passion, making change in Howard County is a priority for these local women. To read the article, click here.

HC DrugFree Participates in Drug-Free CommUNITY Dialogue

HC DrugFree was proud to participate in a drug-free CommUNITY dialogue with many of our school and community partners. Pictured below at Wilde Lake High School: Congruent Counseling's Mark Donovan, Wilde Lake High School Principal James LeMon, Howard County Circuit Court Judge and HC DrugFree Board Emeritus William V. Tucker, HCPSS Deputy Superintendent Linda Wise, HC DrugFree Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HCPD Chief Gary Gardner, HCPD Captain Jim Marshall, HCPSS BOE Member Sandra French, and HCPSS Executive Director of School Improvement and Administration Frank Eastham. Capt. Marshall and Mrs. French are holding medication storage boxes distributed by HC DrugFree. 

Congratulations to ADAAB 2017 Officers

In a meeting at the State's Attorney's Office, Howard County Senior Assistant State's Attorney Cindy Johnson (left in picture) and HC DrugFree Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi (center) were congratulated by Deputy State's Attorney Kim Oldham (right) for being elected to serve as the 2017 officers of the Howard County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Board (ADAAB). 

Ms. Scornaienchi is beginning her 7th consecutive term as chair of ADAAB. Ms. Johnson, representing State's Attorney Dario Broccolino on this board, is beginning her first term as vice chair. 

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While not on ADAAB, Ms. Oldham serves on the Overdose Fatality Review Team (OFRT) with Ms. Scornaienchi and is committed to educating the community.

ADAAB, a 27 person board, is to foster, promote and facilitate a collaborative effort among entities in behavioral health education/prevention, treatment/rehabilitation and law enforcement/criminal justice to reduce behavioral health issues in Howard County. 

HC DrugFree is proud to serve the community and partner with the Howard County State's Attorney's Office.

Home from Harvard University: Welcoming Athena Kan Back to Our Teen Meeting

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) was joined by Athena Kan, a graduate of River Hill High School, an 18-year old sophomore at Harvard University, and a former active member of TAC. Athena shared about her experiences at college and answered the teens' many questions. HC DrugFree Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi was happy to have Athena back at TAC even if only for a visit. 

HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council Meeting

The December Teen Advisory Council meeting was busy with teens receiving certificates of appreciation for volunteering at HC DrugFree's fall Drug Take Back Day. See photo below.  

Teens also worked on a Shatter the Myths about drugs and alcohol video to promote the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day to be held on January 26, 2017. See middle photo of teens and click on the video on the left.

Working with teens were Brian Marquis from NIDA and HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi. See bottom photo. To play video of interview, click on the video on the right. 

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Program for Athletes at Howard Community College

HC DrugFree and the Howard County Health Department participated in an opioid education program for student athletes and staff at Howard Community College.

Pictured: HCC Director of Student Life, Schnell Garrett; HCC Mental Health Counselor, Kassy Hargadon-Zester; HC DrugFree Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi; and HCC Athletic Director, Diane Schumacher.

Pictured: HCC Director of Student Life, Schnell Garrett; HCC Mental Health Counselor, Kassy Hargadon-Zester; HC DrugFree Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi; and HCC Athletic Director, Diane Schumacher.