HC DrugFree Launches New Initiative

Pictured above: Medical Director, Howard County Fire & Rescue Services - Dr. Kevin Seaman; Director of the Bureau of Behavioral Health, Howard County Health Department - Roe Rogers-Bonaccorsy; Executive Director, HC DrugFree - Joan Webb Scornaienchi; Howard County Health Officer, Howard County Health Department - Dr. Maura Rossman; Chair, Howard County Board of Education - Ellen Flynn Giles; Howard County Circuit Court Judge William V. Tucker; and Howard County Police Chief Gary Gardner

On behalf
of the Howard County Alcohol Coalition, HC DrugFree has launched a new initiative - Be a Parent, Not a Friend - in an effort to educate parents and other adults about the risks and consequences of providing alcohol to underage youth, as well as the hazards of underage drinking. Through the use of technology, this media campaign includes videos that are available to Howard County residents to view online, allowing busy parents to receive information about how to address drug and alcohol issues among youth.

HC DrugFree is able to educate and advocate for change in Howard County because of the many committed Alcohol Coalition partners, especially the Howard County Health Department, Police Department, State's Attorney's Office, Department of Fire and Rescue Services, courts, school system, treatment providers, students and parents, all working together to empower parents and keep youth safe.

National Drug Take Back Day: Saturday, September 27th
Get ready to clean out your medicine cabinets. Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM is National Drug Take Back Day. Click here for more information.
Teen Advisory Council (TAC) Meetings
TAC is open to Howard County high school students, and meetings will be held at The Barn at the Oakland Mills Village Center from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on:

October 6th

November 10th

December 8th

January 12th

More dates will be announced later. For more information, check out the TAC page on our website at www.hcdrugfree.org. 

If you have any questions or comments, contact Joan at joan@hcdrugfree.org or 443-325-0040.

Joan Webb Scornaienchi Executive Director 
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