Congratulations Hannah Sheetz!   
Hannah Sheetz's submission to the "Here's Me Drug Free" Facebook contest, a photo of her internship at NASA, received 74 "likes". Hannah is a member of HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) and the winner of the $100 gift card. Thank you to all who submitted, liked, and shared photos. Check out her photo here!
Adopt-A-Road Summer Cleanup
Teen Advisory Council (TAC) members and families volunteered to cleanup HC DrugFree's adopted road, Cedar Lane in Columbia. The Department of Public Works encourages local volunteers to help keep Howard County's roads litter-free.

Alcohol and Energy Drinks "Prime" Binge Drinking
Linda Caroll from the Today Show writes about the dangers of mixing alcohol and energy drinks. Researchers have proven that a beverage containing alcohol and caffeine produces an urge to continue drinking. Also, caffeine amplifies the dangerous effects of alcohol consumption. To read the entire article, click here.

Dangerous, Marijuana-Laced Food Products
Colorado's new law is making it easier for kids to both purposely and accidentally consume marijuana-laced food products. To read the entire article, click here

Would you know that these candies contained marijuana?

Save the Date and Start Gathering Your Meds!
The 2014 Fall Drug Take Back Day has been announced for Saturday, September 27 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Locations will be announced later in September. Visit the Drug Take Back Day page on HC DrugFree's website for more details. 

Teen Advisory Council (TAC) Meetings
TAC is open to Howard County high school students and meetings are held at The Barn at the Oakland Mills Village Center from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on:
September 8th

October 6th

November 10th

December 8th

January 12th

Future dates to be announced. Click here for more TAC information including how to download an application!


If you have questions or comments, feel free to contact us. 


Joan, Caroline, and Lindsey
Joan Webb Scornaienchi Executive Director 
Caroline Simon Outreach Assistant
Lindsey Mazer Outreach Assistant

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