Upcoming Events

Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City
Monday, April 27
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Mt. Hebron High School

Teen Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, May 11
(last meeting for this school year)
5:30 - 7:00 PM
The Barn
5853 Robert Oliver Place
Oakland Mills Village Center

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, attend the free training offered by the Howard County Health Department. Register by calling the Health Department at 410-313-6202.

Howard County Police Collision Avoidance Training
Saturday, April 25
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

Free CPR Training
Howard County Fire and Rescue Services is teaching a free CPR class at two locations in the County. Please click here for more information.

Please consider becoming a
Friend of HC DrugFree for a donation of $25.   Click here for a list of our 2015 Friends

Drug Take Back Day Results

On Saturday, April 11, the Howard County Police Department and HC DrugFree partnered to collect
838 pounds of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. HC DrugFree's office also collected 6 bags of needles, syringes and EpiPens.
Howard County Health Officer Dr. Maura Rossman, HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi, and Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman
HC DrugFree Board Members: Howard County Police Sgt. Tom Claxton, HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi, and Attorney Timothy Mitchell












Thank you to County Executive Kittleman, Health Officer Dr. Rossman, teens and adults who volunteered. Thank you to Police Chief Gary Gardner and his staff for partnering with HC DrugFree to reduce drug misuse. Thank you to the Howard County General Hospital and Director of Pharmacy Masoomeh Khamesian (and HC DrugFree's Board Chair) for your support. Thank you to Ellen Flynn Giles from the Board of Education for attending our programs throughout the year. Thank you to Brian Meshkin and Proove Biosciences, Inc. for sponsoring our t-shirts.


Above all, thank you to the Howard County community for supporting the work of HC DrugFree and removing unwanted/expired medications from your homes.



What To Do With The Meds You Don't Want?      

The Howard County Police Department and HC DrugFree are partnering to provide convenient permanent medication disposal boxes. The first 3 boxes available for year-round use are at the Northern District Station (3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City), Southern District Station (11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel), and the Gary Arthur Community Center (2400 Route 97, Cooksville). Click here to read the HCPD press release or call HC DrugFree's office at 443-325-0040. 






Teens: Going to Prom? 

Click here for a printable version.



Parents: Thinking of Hosting an After-Prom Party? 

Click here for a printable version.  

If you would like to receive the free pamphlet below, please send your name and address to info@hcdrugfree.org.
Si le gustaria recibir uno de los folletos gratis abajo, favor de mandar su nombre y direccion fisica a info@hcdrugfree.org.
For more information, contact
Joan Webb Scornaienchi
Executive Director
HC DrugFree
Wilde Lake Village Center
5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206 
Columbia, MD 21044