For Parents/Adults

Back-to-School: 2023-24

More info to come!

Back-to-School: 2019-20

HC DrugFree would like to thank the Howard County Public School System, the PTA Council of Howard County and the many PTSAs/PTAs for partnering with us to share our videos and educational messages about vaping, fentanyl, HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council, medication storage/disposal and more.

Back-to-School: 2018-19

Programs & Outreach

Educational programs designed with parents and youth in mind are scheduled throughout the school year. Topics include drinking and driving, prom and graduation safety, senior week in Ocean City, tips for parents on raising teens, and other subject matter related to alcohol and drug abuse.

HC DrugFree also hosts fundraisers and special events throughout the year. Funds raised go towards programs and events that empower the community to raise drug-free youth. Find out about upcoming programs, fundraisers and special events.

It’s Never Too Early

Parents- talk to your kids about alcohol. For advice and tips about discussing underage drinking, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) website at

Parent and Student Substance-Free Pledge Forms

Download a copy of HC DrugFree’s Parent/Student/Community Member Pledge or our HC DrugFree’s Parent/Student Pledge Template to begin the discussion with your student.

Helpful Information for Parents

  • Click here to view a list of helpful websites and information for parents.
  • Click here to view our reading list and get educated on the issues at hand.

Questions to Ask Your Doctors/Dentists

  • Click here for a list of questions to ask your doctor from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
  • Click here for a list of questions to ask your doctor from Harvard Medical School.

Resources & Support for Parents

Have a question or need information? Has your child started to drink, smoke or use other drugs? Trying to figure out what to do next? Looking for drug treatment or counseling for your child? HC DrugFree has compiled the list resources below, which have been suggested by others and may or may not have been read/viewed/heard by members of HC DrugFree staff. If you have an appropriate resource that you would like to share, please email us the information at

In addition, you can find important phone numbers and information about student assistant programs on our facts & resources page.