Partnering with OCPD throughout the Year


HC DrugFree’s Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi and Lt. Howard Caplan with the Ocean City Police Department work together throughout the year to keep Howard County youth and families safe.

It’s time to begin planning our spring 2019 Senior Week in OC programs held in partnership with the OCPD and OC Beach Patrol.

Another picture with the OCPD Jail Bird.

HC DrugFree's Latest Successful Medication and Sharps Collection

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HC DrugFree’s Team had another successful Medication and Sharps drive-thru collection in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot in Columbia.

In 4 hours on a rainy Saturday, 776.3 lbs of medication and 18 large bins of sharps were collected at our location.

Thank you to all the Howard County residents delivering medication and sharps.

Thank you to the Howard County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration for guarding and transporting the medication.

Thank you to all our event sponsors, and thank you to our many partners promoting the event.

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Thank you to HC DrugFree’s amazing volunteer team. We had more than 85 adults and students working this event. We appreciate your energy and commitment to our mission and our community.

Thank you all for standing with HC DrugFree. See you in 6 months at the next collection.

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and HC DrugFree’s Executive Director talking with residents as they collected meds/sharps in the rain.

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford and HC DrugFree’s Executive Director talking with residents as they collected meds/sharps in the rain.

HC DrugFree Continues to Work with CADCA

HC DrugFree’s Executive Director was once again invited by Retired Army General, Arthur T. Dean to attend the annual Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) awards dinner. The event was held at National Harbor, MD.

HC DrugFree thanks General Dean and CADCA’s staff for your support throughout the years.


Wilde Lake Village Center Opioid Forum


HC DrugFree’s Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi was a panelists at an Opioid Forum hosted by the Wilde Lake Village Health And Wellness Committee. The event was held at Slayton House.

Guiding Good Choices Parent Program

HC DrugFree and the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) are partnering to provide a 4-week training program for parents/guardians of 9-14 year olds.

The classes are being held at the Elkridge Library and running through the month of October. For more information about upcoming classes, email or call 443-325-0040.

Pictured staff from HC DrugFree and the SAO.


HC DrugFree at IMPAQ International


HC DrugFree is proud to partner with IMPAQ International's researchers, data and analytics experts, survey professionals, technical innovators, subject matter experts, and communications specialists.

Today, HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi spoke to employees at their Columbia, MD location. Pictured left to right: Bryan Gale, Lauren Weinmann, Joan Webb Scornaienchi and Peter Morrison.

Maryland Women Selected Drug Use and Addiction as One of Their Top Five Issues

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HC DrugFree's executive director and past chair of the Howard County Commission for Women (CFW), Joan Webb Scornaienchi was invited to participate as a Substance Use Disorder subject expert at the Maryland CFW's Voices of MD Women round table conference held at Notre Dame of MD University. A report released by MD CFW, showed women across MD listed "women and drug use/addiction" as one of their top 5 issues. Pictured: Joan and her former Leadership MD classmate and current board member of the MD CFW, Brenda McChriston from Howard County. 

HC DrugFree Team Visits Liquor Stores


On behalf of Howard County parents and youth, HC DrugFree continues to remind merchants not to sell alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age. 

In June, HC DrugFree's team once again visited several liquor stores in Howard County and provided merchants with additional "Be A Parent...Not A Friend" educational campaign materials.

Thank you to the many merchants partnering with us throughout the years and displaying our campaign materials.

Please look for HC DrugFree educational materials at your local liquor store and thank merchants working with us to keep our youth and community safe.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Board (ADAAB) Final Meeting


Tonight was the final Howard County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Board (ADAAB) meeting. HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi served as chair of ADAAB for 8 years and worked beside committed board members and members of the community. 

County Executive Allan Kittleman provided Certificates of Recognition for the appointed board members and the Howard County Health Department staff presented Joan with the beautiful glass sculpture to recognize her 8 consecutive years as chair. In the next few months, the County will form a new board to combine the efforts of ADAAB and the former Mental Health Authority board.