Another Successful Parenting Class Wraps Up

As another successful series of Guiding Good Choices parenting classes comes to a close, it is important to reflect on what was learned.  Beyond the topics addressed by the curriculum, this class raised some very practical and pertinent questions that many parents experience and just aren’t sure how to handle.  For example, the class discussed…

Ho Co Teens Didn’t Have All The Answers

Prior to volunteering for the Life Skills class, our older students were given the opportunity to test their own knowledge about drug and alcohol use and other topics from the Life Skills course.  While some of our older students are new to the program, others have volunteered previously and are familiar with the content.  In…

Haze Event for Teens and Parents

Haze Event for Teens and Parents

On November 15, 2021, a group of high school students, middle schools students, and parents joined HC DrugFree for a viewing and discussion of Haze, a documentary about a college student’s experience with alcohol overdose and hazing. Because the program was so well-received, HC DrugFree has decided to offer the opportunity to Howard County PTAs/PTSAs…

Certificate of Recognition for National Medicine Abuse Month

Certificate of Recognition for National Medicine Abuse Month

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball issued a Certificate of Recognition for National Medicine Abuse Month. On behalf of the County Executive, Kim Pruim presented Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi with the Certificate at HC DrugFree’s drive-thru medication and sharps collection on National Drug Take Back Day. 

1,106 Pounds of Medication Collected

1,106 Pounds of Medication Collected

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, HC DrugFree’s site collected 1,106 lbs. of medication in four hours at our convenient drive-thru in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. In addition, we collected 19 bins of sharps. Our next collection is tentatively scheduled for April 2022. Thank you to our partners: The Howard County Police Department,…

Medication & Sharps Collection Event

Medication & Sharps Collection Event

HC DrugFree will hold our next FREE and convenient medication & sharps drive-thru collection on Saturday, October 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. What kind of things can you bring? We’ll take: Prescriptions Over-the-counter medications Vitamins Vape devices (with the batteries removed, please!) Inhalers Sharps (EpiPens,…

Online CPR Training

HC DrugFree’s team thanks, our partner, the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services for conducting an online cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR training and to the 50 individuals who attended. We appreciate your support of HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council. Click here to read a blog post written by one of our TAC members about…

HC DrugFree Holding Online Summer Classes for Middle School Students

HC DrugFree is providing a highly interactive skills-based program designed to promote positive health and personal development for youth in grades 6-8. The integrated approach helps to develop personal, interpersonal, and drug resistance skills. This middle school program uses developmentally appropriate, collaborative learning strategies to help students achieve competency in the skills that have been…

Completed Online Parenting Classes

HC DrugFree and the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office partnered to complete another series of parenting classes open to parents of 9-14 year olds. The first class was held in person at Oakland Mills Middle School and the final 3 classes were held online. Parents were provided with the skills and knowledge to reduce the…

Online Parenting Classes

HC DrugFree and the State’s Attorney’s Office are offering another series of parenting classes. Guiding Good Choices is an evidence-based, interactive prevention program that provides the families of children age 9-14 with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs. Online parenting classes begin Wednesday, May 20. Thank you…