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…

HC DrugFree’s Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Recognized for Making Positive Changes in Howard County

HC DrugFree’s Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Recognized for Making Positive Changes in Howard County

Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree, was recognized as a Woman Making Positive Changes in Howard County as a part of the inaugural ‘So She Did’ Campaign. HC DrugFree’s team thanks Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Howard County Commission For Women, and the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services for shining…

Semi-Annual Drive-thru Medication and Sharps Collection

Semi-Annual Drive-thru Medication and Sharps Collection

HC DrugFree’s next drive-thru medication and sharps collection will be held on Saturday April 24th in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot in Columbia between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Bring your prescription and over-the-counter medication and sharps (needles, syringes and EpiPens). Separate sharps from the meds/pills. Sharps should be in…

Guiding Good Choices – Free Classes for Parents & Guardians

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…

February 2021: Teacher Appreciation Month in partnership with Morrison Chiropractic

February 2021: Teacher Appreciation Month in partnership with Morrison Chiropractic

Attention all Teachers! To recognize the outstanding efforts of teachers who have persevered in the face of the incredible challenges presented by COVID-19 we are partnering with Morrison Chiropractic for the month of February to bring you Teacher Appreciation Month. We recognize how difficult teaching through a pandemic has been and how it has contributed…

FREE Life Skills Classes for Howard County Students

FREE Life Skills Classes for Howard County Students

FREE and back by popular demand!!! Life Skills Training for Middle School Students 15 FREE online sessions to begin on January 27, 2021 HC DrugFree is providing another series of FUN and interactive skills-based classes designed to promote positive health and personal development. This “Middle School” curriculum was designed for students in grades 6 to…

KNOW Connection: Scavenger Hunt Slideshow and Results

KNOW Connection: Scavenger Hunt Slideshow and Results

Have you ever made a snowman out of household items? Or painted a rock with a positive message to hide somewhere in the community? Perhaps you’re passionate about donating to your local animal shelter or to a food pantry. While some of these things may not seem like a big deal, when you embrace “random…

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…