Upcoming Events

Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 11
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Teen Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, April 13
5:30 - 7:00 PM
The Barn
5853 Robert Oliver Place
Oakland Mills Village Center

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

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 [email protected]

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 This Saturday!

On Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the Howard County Police Department and HC DrugFree are once again partnering to collect unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. HCPD and HC DrugFree urge everyone to properly dispose of medications because two-thirds of teens who abuse prescription drugs are getting them from home, friends, or family. Please do not flush meds into the water system! Instead, clean out your medicine cabinets and bring your over-the-counter and prescription meds to one of 9 convenient collection sites throughout Howard County. Click here for the list of collection sites (click here for a Spanish version) or visit www.hcdrugfree.org/drug-take-back-day/ 


HC DrugFree's office at the Wilde Lake Village Center will be the only location that will accept needles, syringes and EpiPens.


If you want to volunteer to help out, and have some fun, HC DrugFree is giving away free "Mind Your Meds" t-shirts to the first 20 people who volunteer from 10 AM to 2 PM at HC DrugFree's office in the Wilde Lake Village Center on Saturday. See you there!


And a special thank you to our sponsor, Brian Meshkin at Proove Biosciences, Inc. for providing our t-shirts. 







Parents: Thinking of Hosting an After-Prom Party?

While you can anticipate the cost of providing food and drink, click here to see how providing alcohol to minors or allowing underage consumption of alcohol can cost a lot more...and it's illegal!   



Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City  

HC DrugFree's "Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City" program is designed to give parents and students the information they need in order to enjoy a SAFE week at the beach. The program will be held on Monday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at Mt. Hebron High School. Parents, bring your teens to this program!



Rachel Lin Running for Board of Education

Good luck to Rachel Lin, an active member of HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council, who is running for the Howard County Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). Election day is April 22. Click here to see Rachel's SMOBilicious campaign video.  



DEA Issues Nationwide Alert on Fentanyl as Threat to Health and Public Safety
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a nationwide alert about the dangers of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues/compounds. Fentanyl is commonly laced in heroin, causing significant problems across the country, particularly since heroin abuse has increased. This alert was issued through the multi-agency El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) to all U.S. law enforcement. Click here to read the complete Alert. 
If you would like to receive one of the free pamphlets below, please send your name and address to [email protected].
Si le gustaria recibir uno de los folletos gratis abajo, favor de mandar su nombre y direccion a [email protected].  
For more information, contact
Joan Webb Scornaienchi
Executive Director
HC DrugFree
Wilde Lake Village Center
5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206 
Columbia, MD 21044