Teens Get Their Questions Answered on Chat Day

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) hosts a Chat Day annually. HC DrugFree is proud to once again be able to provide the Howard County access code. Information about registering for the Chat Day can be found at https://teens.drugabuse.gov/national-drug-alcohol-facts-week/chat-with-scientists. Our Howard County students have questions. In a previous year, our students submitted 869 questions in one day,…

Marketing Opioids Products and Mortality from Overdoses

Prescription opioids are involved in 40% of all deaths from opioid overdose in the United States and are commonly the first opioids encountered by individuals with opioid use disorder. Is the pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioids to physicians associated with mortality from overdoses? Read more: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2720914.

HC DrugFree Provides Update

HC DrugFree thanks the Thurgood Marshall Democratic Club of Howard County for inviting us to provide a community update.

Participated in HC DrugFree’s Drug Take Back Day Event

Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 91 Americans die from an opioid-related overdose every day. Now, that average has increased to 115 Americans a day. This is a national crisis that has serious, lasting effects on our society’s public health, as well as our social and economic welfare. To combat…