Upcoming Events

Who Are Molly and Her Friends?
HC DrugFree and Centennial High School PTSA are partnering to bring a PARENTS ONLY free informational program about current drugs available in Howard County, including concert drugs such as Molly (also known as ecstasy), and why kids do what they do.
Tuesday, January 27
7:00 PM
(snow date January 29)
Centennial High School Media Center

Drug Facts Chat Day
Friday, January 30
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
HC DrugFree and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are partnering to provide Howard County teens with an online access code to ask NIDA experts about drugs, drug effects and drug abuse. Go to www.nidachat.org and enter access code c893b to submit your valid questions to the experts. For more details, click here.

Teen Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, February 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, February 9 at 10:00 AM and 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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Be a Parent, Not a Friend...
Don't Make Alcohol Available to Teens
Video 2: Tips for Parents
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 second 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.

HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council Works on "Be a Parent, Not a Friend" Campaign
HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) brainstormed at their meeting on the "Be a Parent, Not a Friend" campaign launched by HC DrugFree.

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 February 9 from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please join us!

Why Join TAC? 
Check out the video below! 
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Why Join TAC?
If you would like to receive one of the free pamphlets below, please send your name and address to info@hcdrugfree.org.
Si le gustar�a recibir uno de los folletos gratis abajo, favor de mandar su nombre y direcci�n a info@hcdrugfree.org.

For more information, contact
Joan Webb Scornaienchi
Executive Director
HC DrugFree
10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Suite 206 
Columbia, MD 21044