Heroin and Smoking in the News
In the wake of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from a heroin overdose, this ABC News segment discusses the signs of heroin use. Click here to watch the story. Click here for the transcript.
Click here to read a Baltimore Sun article about a joint investigation to find the source of a deadly variant of heroin that has been linked to 37 overdose deaths in Maryland since September 2013.
Click here to watch the ABC News segment about the new media campaign aimed at stopping young Americans from ever smoking by using scare tactics. Click here for the transcript.
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March 3 Submission Deadline Approaching! Calling All Teen Filmmakers! HC DrugFree is looking for teens to create Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that focus on preventing prescription & over-the-counter drug misuse and abuse in youth ages 12 to 25 for the HoCo FilmFest. Submission deadline is March 3, 2014.  The winning film, if appropriate, will run as a PSA on HC DrugFree's website, at HC DrugFree programs across Howard County, in local media, and in other ways determined appropriate by HC DrugFree. To download the guidelines, please go to our website at http://www.hcdrugfree.org/hcdrugfreehocofilmfest.html. For more information contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree, at joan@hcdrugfree.org or 443-325-0040.

  

Don't Flush those Meds! National Drug Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 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 will be announced closer to the event. For more information contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree, at joan@hcdrugfree.org or 443-325-0040.

 

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 joan@hcdrugfree.org or 443-325-0040.

 

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