Dear Howard County Community,

This Thursday, April 3, HC DrugFree is partnering with both Glenelg High School PTSA and River Hill High School PTSA to bring you a powerful and informational program about teen partying. Attend to hear what really goes on at teen parties in Howard County. Please see program details below. 


Joan Webb Scornaienchi
Executive Director, HC DrugFree
Howard County Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator

HC DrugFree Annual Parent Drawing

HC DrugFree thanks parents for keeping our children safe throughout the school year and not holding parties where alcohol might be served. If your child will attend a Howard County PTSA sponsored After Prom, please go to to enter to win a $100 gift card. Deadline: noon, Saturday, May 31st. 

HC DrugFree HoCo FilmFest Winners!
Congratulations to Timothy Chen of River Hill High School whose Public Service Announcement, Addicted, won 1st place in the HC DrugFree Category of the 2014 HoCo FilmFest. And congratulations to Rachel Lin of Howard High School whose entry, In Your Home, won 2nd place. To view the videos please go to: 
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April 3 - What You Need to Know About Teen Partying - 7:00 p.m. Glenelg High School, 14025 Burntwoods Rd., Glenelg, MD. The panel of speakers will include: Young people who will share their experiences with drugs and alcohol, Glenelg's School Resource Officer Steve Willingham, and former River Hill High School parent Nancy Dankos, who will share her story of how partying cost her son his life. This is a powerful event that you won't want to miss. Program co-sponsored by HC DrugFree and Glenelg High School PTSA and River Hill High School PTSA.

April 7 - Teen Advisory Council Meeting - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. The Barn in Oakland Mills, 5853 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD.

April 26 - National Drug Take Back Day - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Start collecting expired and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medicines for proper disposal. Keep them out of the hands of youth and our water supply. Convenient drop-off locations are listed at For more information contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree, at or 443-325-0040.

April 26 - Needle, Syringe, EpiPen Collection - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. HC DrugFree's office in the Wilde Lake Village Center at 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD. Stuck with hypodermic needles, syringes or EpiPens and don't know what to do with them? Bring them to HC DrugFree's Office, which  serves as the ONLY collection site for proper disposal of such items, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree, at or 443-325-0040.
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