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.