Nearly 1,000 Pounds of Medication Collected at HC DrugFree’s Drive-thru

HC DrugFree’s April 27 prescription and over-the-counter medication and sharps (needles, syringes and EpiPens) collection was another huge success. In partnership with the Howard County Police, HC DrugFree’s team collected 993 lbs (35 bins) of unwanted and expired medication as well as 20 bins of sharps at our convenient drive-thru collection in the Wilde Lake Village Center…

HoCo FilmFest with HC DrugFree Category

HoCo FilmFest with HC DrugFree Category

HC DrugFree is proud to announce the 2018-19 HoCo Student Film Festival winners in the HC DrugFree Category: 1st Place Winner: “In the Know about Students Who Vape in Howard County” by Reservoir High School student Claire O’Shaughnessy 2nd Place Winner: “Escape the Vape” by Reservoir High School student Dannah Marcelino

HC DrugFree’s Executive Director Honored

HC DrugFree’s Executive Director Honored

At Winter Growth’s Fabulous 40 Anniversary Celebration, HC DrugFree’s Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi was one of the community members honored for living with joy and purpose. Thank you to Winter Growth’s team for this special recognition and we wish you a Happy Anniversary.

Life Skills Classes for 9th and 10th Graders

Free Life Skills Classes for 9th and 10th graders at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center: Close enough for Oakland Mills High School students to walk, the classes begin on April 30. HC DrugFree, in partnership with the Columbia Association Youth and Teen Center, will present Botvin  LifeSkills Training, a 10-week highly interactive, skills-based program…

Not My Kid

Not my kid, not my kid. How many times have I said that in my head and out loud. When the truth was, it is my kid. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend, a nurse and a mother of a heroin addict. This journey was fast and furious starting with marijuana at age…

What Local High School Students Think You Should KNOW

Parents need to tell their kids that they don’t need to get pressured by other students to try various drugs and things. Kids are too scared to say, “No.” Parents and teachers need to help kids KNOW how to say NO.  It is especially bad when kids get pressured, then get addicted. The kids need…