Adults Can Now Join Scavenger Hunt!

‘Tis the Season to be Socially Distant…but we want to be Jolly, too! This holiday season looks a lot different than it has in years past, and many people are having a difficult time due to lack of connection. But what can we do about it? Our Teen Advisory Council will be participating in a…

KNOW Connection (a socially-distanced) Scavenger Hunt

‘Tis the Season to be Socially Distant…but we want to be Jolly, too! This holiday season looks a lot different than it has in years past, and many people are having a difficult time due to lack of connection. But what can we do about it? We would like the Teen Advisory Council to safely…

Cannabis Use and Outcomes: Howard County

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) have created a jurisdiction specific profile using the 2016-2019 Health Services and Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) data. The profile illustrates hospitalizations involving cannabis use.

Changes to the Drive-Thru Medication & Sharps Collection

The next Drug Take Back Day is almost upon us, and we’re prepared to sally forth into the post-pandemic world and bring back our long awaited drive-thru drug disposal event! So, what does HC Drug Free’s drive-thru Drug Take Back event look like in the age of Coronavirus? We hope it will look a lot…

Guiding Good Choices – Free Classes for Parents

Parenting preteens and teens is tough. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a class that taught us how to tell our kids to confidently say NO to drugs? There is! And it starts THIS TUESDAY at 6:30 pm. Sign up today for the 4 class series (Tuesdays) before spots fill up! Register here For…

Howard County Drug Take-Back Day

Please join HC DrugFree for our semi-annual drive through Drug Take-Back event on Saturday October 24th. Bring any prescription or over-the-counter medications, syringes, EpiPens, vitamins, and even pet medications. This allows these items to be disposed of safely (please don’t flush them!) or end up in the hands of those who might misuse them. All…

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…