Howard County 2018 Overdoses (thru March 27)

The Howard County Police Department Reported 2018 Year-To-Date Overdoses as of March 27:  Fatal: 11* Non-Fatal: 54 *In fatal cases, some deaths are pending autopsy results for opioids and/or other substances. Numbers may fluctuate. If you or someone you know in Howard County needs help with an opioid or other drug issue, call 800-422-0009, 24-hours…

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

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…

Congratulations for Induction into Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame

Congratulations for Induction into Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree’s Executive Director since 2009 for being inducted into the Howard County Women’s Hall of Fame for her many contributions to the County.

Howard County Teens Kick Butts

Howard County Teens Kick Butts

Members of HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) remind you that today is national Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Great strides have been made in the fight against tobacco, but daily, more than 3,000 youth under 18 try smoking…

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

At HC DrugFree’s recent Teen Advisory Council (TAC) meeting, high school teens discussed what they would tell their younger self entering 9th grade. Here are their answers: Drugs including alcohol have never made a teen’s life better or easier. Don’t stress about everything. Relax. Stressing is a waste of time. Start a club to get…

HC DrugFree’s Teen Volunteers Join Staff at the Latino Health Fair

HC DrugFree’s Teen Volunteers Join Staff at the Latino Health Fair

HC DrugFree’s teen volunteers joined staff at the annual Latino Health Fair at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center to distribute free English and Spanish drug/alcohol educational materials.

Ho Co Student FilmFest – HC DrugFree Category

Ho Co Student FilmFest – HC DrugFree Category

Once again, HC DrugFree was proud to partner with the Ho Co Student FilmFest. The event was held on Friday, March 9 at the Miller Library in Ellicott City. More than 100 youths and adults attended the event to cheer on the student filmmakers. HC DrugFree’s category received 8 films qualifying for judging. Pictured:  HCPSS staff…