MD’s Lt. Governor: Part of Our Team

MD’s Lt. Governor: Part of Our Team

Once again, Maryland’s Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford was a member of HC DrugFree’s Medication and Sharps collection team.  The Lt. Governor has remained committed to fighting the opioid epidemic and related mental health issues in Maryland through a comprehensive approach that has included a focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery.

1,157 lbs. of Medication Collected at HC DrugFree’s Site

1,157 lbs. of Medication Collected at HC DrugFree’s Site

HC DrugFree provided a 2-for-1 event today between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. At the twice-a-year drive-thru Medication and Sharps Collection, volunteers collected 1,157 lbs. of medication (40 bins), plus 21 bins of sharps. At the same time, adults were invited to experience the Hidden In Plain…

County Executive Ball Presents HC DrugFree with a Certificate of Recognition

County Executive Ball Presents HC DrugFree with a Certificate of Recognition

At today’s drive-thru Medication and Sharps Collection held in the Wilde Lake Village Center, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presented HC DrugFree with a Certificate of Recognition for the organization’s annual Drug and Alcohol Awareness Month celebrated each April.

MD’s U.S. Attorney and DEA’s ASAC Visit HC DrugFree’s Site & Tour Trailer

MD’s U.S. Attorney and DEA’s ASAC Visit HC DrugFree’s Site & Tour Trailer

United States Attorney for the District of MD Erek L. Barron and Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Orville O. Greene of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) visited HC DrugFree’s Medication and Sharps collection site held on the DEA’s 21st National Drug Take Back Day, and along with approximately 100 other adults, both men visited…

CHS Pre-Prom Educational Events

CHS Pre-Prom Educational Events

Thank you to the Centennial High School (CHS) administration for partnering with HC DrugFree to present pre-prom programs to Juniors and Seniors. The two programs were held on Friday, April 22 and addressed some of the many dangers of substance use. A special thank you to Mr. Shannon Garrett for presenting and overseeing this unique and memorable…

2-for-1 Event

2-for-1 Event

Medication & Sharps Disposal and the In Plain Sight Experience HC Drug Free is excited to announce a unique opportunity for parents and other adults. In addition to our spring Drive-thru Medication and Sharps Collection on April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., adults are invited to tour the In Plain Sight Experience, a…

Fentanyl Seized in Maryland Could Have Killed Millions

A Maryland family is accused of running an operation that would have distributed large amounts of drugs, including fentanyl, across our state. A police search resulted in the recovery of more than 5 kilograms of fentanyl, more than 500 grams of heroin, and more than 7 kilograms of cocaine and cocaine base. “The organization had…

Another Successful Parenting Class Wraps Up

As another successful series of Guiding Good Choices parenting classes comes to a close, it is important to reflect on what was learned.  Beyond the topics addressed by the curriculum, this class raised some very practical and pertinent questions that many parents experience and just aren’t sure how to handle.  For example, the class discussed…

Ho Co Teens Didn’t Have All The Answers

Prior to volunteering for the Life Skills class, our older students were given the opportunity to test their own knowledge about drug and alcohol use and other topics from the Life Skills course.  While some of our older students are new to the program, others have volunteered previously and are familiar with the content.  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 pleased to present this popular parenting class for Howard County parents, guardians,…