Upcoming Events

Teen Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, March 9
5:30-7:00 PM
The Barn
5853 Robert Oliver Place
Oakland Mills Village Center
Columbia, MD

Free Training to Save a Life!
Opioid Overdose Response Training
Opioids are prescription pain medicines such as Percocet or Vicodin and street drugs such as heroin. If your child, spouse or friend is abusing opioids, please consider attending the free training to be held on Monday, March 23 at 10:00 AM at the Howard County Health Department on Stanford Blvd in Columbia. Register by calling the Health Department at 410-313-6202 or via email at cswec@howardcountymd.gov
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Wednesday, March 25
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Atholton High School Auditorium
A panel of teens and young adults in recovery will discuss their personal journeys and answer questions from the audience about youth alcohol and drug use and how it affects families in Howard County.

Howard County Police Collision Avoidance Training
Saturday, March 14
The Howard County Police Department will be conducting an advanced defensive driving and vehicle control program for licensed teenage drivers ages 16-20. The one-day program (8.5 hours) is designed to provide young drivers with knowledge and understanding of vehicle dynamics. For more information or to register, please contact Jessica Beram, 410-313-3700, 410-313-3758 or jberam@howardcountymd.gov

Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City
Tuesday, March 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
River Hill High School Auditorium
Many Howard County high school seniors participate in the Maryland tradition of going to the shore for "Senior Week". Having so many unsupervised teens in one place can lead to dangerous situations, risky behavior, and trouble with the law. Find out the facts from Ocean City Police Corporal Howard Caplan and Ocean City Beach Patrol Sergeant (and Mayfield Woods Middle School teacher) James H. McVey, IV as they offer advice to keep teens safe. Parents are encouraged to bring their high school senior to this informative program.


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Happy Valentine's Day
from HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council

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HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) is open to all Howard County high school students and meets on one Monday evening a month at The Barn in the Oakland Mills Village Center. The next meeting is scheduled for March 9 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please join us!

Be a Parent, Not a Friend...
Don't Make Alcohol Available to Teens
Video 3: Social Availability and Parental Permission
On behalf of the Howard County Alcohol Coalition, HC DrugFree is providing videos and talking points to help parents, PTSAs and other organizations to start meaningful discussions about not hosting underage parties and providing alcohol to teens. Click on the image below to go to the third of a series of informational videos. Click here to access talking points for your use, and please take the brief survey when you're done.

Drug Facts Chat Day with NIDA
Jan 30, 2015 - Wilde Lake High School Principal James LeMon and HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi look on as senior and HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council Member Juliana Kaiser logged onto the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) website during national Drug Facts Chat Day on Friday, January 30, 2015. Wilde Lake High School partnered with HC DrugFree and made their media center available to students throughout the day. A special thank you to WLHS staff James LeMon, Diane Caporaletti and Deonne Wingfield for their tremendous support and partnership. Approximately 8,000 questions were submitted on Chat Day from across the U.S. and approximately 869 were from Howard County teens. 
If you would like to receive one of the free pamphlets below, please send your name and address to info@hcdrugfree.org.
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For more information, contact
Joan Webb Scornaienchi
Executive Director
HC DrugFree
10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Suite 206 
Columbia, MD 21044