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…

Opioid Operational Command Center, Department of Health Release Opioid and Intoxication Fatality Data for Third Quarter of 2020

Fatalities Remain Linked to Coronavirus Pandemic Disruptions State Response Includes Increased Focus on Serving Minority Communities Annapolis, MD – The Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) have released their report on the opioid crisis in Maryland for the third quarter of 2020. The report includes preliminary data detailing further increases…

The Secret Weapon

The Secret Weapon

I heard an uplifting story on the radio this morning. The DJ was talking about today being the last day of 2020 and asked what one word would describe this year to his listeners? He shared how his daughter used chicken wire and lights to create a sign in their front yard that greeted him…

Giving Back to Howard County with the Life Skills Class

Since I moved to Howard County in fifth grade, I have been able to grow up—through elementary, middle, and high school—in this community. Now that I am over halfway done with college, I have had time to reflect on my experiences in the Howard County Public School System. Looking for a way to give back…

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…

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely: Don’t Drink and Drive

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely: Don’t Drink and Drive

Ringing in the New Year with a glass or two of champagne sounds harmless enough until it’s time to drive home. If you’re planning on drinking this New Year’s, make sure you have a plan to get home safely. Even better, offer to be the designated driver for those in your party! Facts about Drunk…

NETI – Emerging Drug Threat Predictive Brief

NETI – Emerging Drug Threat Predictive Brief

The National Emerging Threats Initiative (NETI) strives to provide an early warning system for the United States via the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). It does so by observing multiple trend lines and using the data to predict what is coming next. Download the brief from December 2, 2020 below.

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…

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

In 2019, 13.7 million people (ages 16 and older) drove after using illicit drugs. Of that total,12.8 million people were under the influence of marijuana (2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables). This is an increase from 2018 when 12.6 million people (aged 16 and older) admitted to driving after using drugs. In 2016, 44 percent of drivers in fatal…

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…