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,…

Guiding Good Choices – Free Classes for Parents & Guardians

Raising preteens and teens is tough. Wouldn’t it be great if adults could take a class that taught us how to help our kids avoid risky behaviors, all while learning how to say NO to drugs and alcohol? There is! HC DrugFree is happy to present this popular parenting class for Howard County parents once…

Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Celebrates Anniversary with HC DrugFree

Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Celebrates Anniversary with HC DrugFree

August 31, 2021 marks twelve years since Joan Webb Scornaienchi was instated as the Executive Director of HC DrugFree. Since that time Ms. Scornaienchi has been dedicated to HC DrugFree’s mission of keeping Howard County residents informed and safe through a variety of educational opportunities including HC DrugFree’s popular semi-annual medication and sharps disposal event.…

Free Life Skills Class for Grade 6-9 Coming Soon!

FREE and COMING SOON by popular demand!!! Life Skills Training for Grades 6-9 FREE online sessions DATES TBD HC DrugFree is providing another series of FUN and interactive skills-based classes designed to promote positive health and personal development. This curriculum was designed for students in grades 6 to 9, but for slightly younger or older…

Summer Life Skills Class Recap

Summer Life Skills Class Recap

Thirty four elementary, middle and high school students participated in HC DrugFree’s summer online Life Skills series. They were joined by our instructional team of 3 high school students, 3 college students, a recent college graduate, a parent, and HC DrugFree’s Executive Director. An evidence-based curriculum was followed and team members shared their experiences. Student feedback: “I…

CFHoCo Announces 2021 Community Grant Awards

HC DrugFree is honored to receive a 2021 community grant award from the Community Foundation of Howard County. For more than 50 years, the Community Foundation of Howard County has served as a knowledgeable, trusted partner that forges connections between donors and nonprofit organizations to provide impactful investments in Howard County. In 2020, the foundation awarded more than…

Free Life Skills Classes for Grades 6-9

Free Life Skills Classes for Grades 6-9

FREE and back by popular demand!!! Life Skills Training for Grades 6-9 8 FREE online sessions July 13 – 28, 2021 HC DrugFree is providing another series of FUN and interactive skills-based classes designed to promote positive health and personal development. This curriculum was designed for students in grades 6 to 9, but for slightly…

Back by Popular Demand! Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City

Back by Popular Demand! Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City

Virtual Event Available Starting June 10 In just a few short weeks, many Howard County teens will trade their graduation caps and gowns for bathing suits and fun in the sun in Ocean City, MD during the popular “Senior Week.” While Senior Week can be fun for recent grads, many teens opt to engage in…

HC DrugFree Breaks Record with Spring 2021 Medication & Sharps Collection

HC DrugFree Breaks Record with Spring 2021 Medication & Sharps Collection

Pictured to left of HC DrugFree’s Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi are only some of the many sharps collected (red & a few white bins on the left) at HC DrugFree’s drive-thru site. To right of Joan are 1,494.5 lbs. of medication (white bins to the right). Sharps are not included in the weight. Thank you to the Howard County Police and…

HC DrugFree Receives Recognition from State & Local Government for Take Back Efforts

HC DrugFree Receives Recognition from State & Local Government for Take Back Efforts

Thank you to Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford (right) for presenting HC DrugFree with another citation signed by Governor Hogan and the Lt. Governor for the impressive amount of medication we have helped to remove from our community and hosting these collection events on the DEA’s national Drug Take Back Days since 2012. Thank you to County Executive Calvin…