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.
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