March is HC DrugFree's  
Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Awareness Month  
in Howard County

Dear Howard County Community,

More amazing videos created by Howard County teens! We are excited to share the 1st and 2nd place Public Service Announcements (PSAs) created by teens for the HC DrugFree Category of the 2014 HoCo FilmFest. This year we asked students to submit films about the abuse and misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Congratulations to Timothy Chen of River Hill High School for winning 1st place for the second consecutive year. Also congratulations to Rachel Lin of Howard High School for winning 2nd place in the 2014 competition. We hope you will watch both films and share them with others.  A special thank you to Ms. Mary Jane Sasser, HoCo FilmFest Advisor, Collin Sullivan, Student Co-Chairman, and the HoCo FilmFest Committee for partnering with HC DrugFree.

Also, if you have questions and concerns about the dangers of E-Cigarettes, please take a moment to watch the Today Show segment that is linked below. E-Cigarettes may be the new gateway drug for teens and what they don't know might harm them.

Sincerely,
Joan
Joan

Joan Webb Scornaienchi
Executive Director, HC DrugFree
Howard County Substance Abuse Coordinator
HC DrugFree HoCo FilmFest Winners!
Congratulations to Timothy Chen of River Hill High School for winning 1st place in the HC DrugFree Category of the 2014 HoCo FilmFest. Please  click here to watch his Public Service Announcement (PSA), Addicted, about the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter drug misuse and abuse.
For the 2nd place winning PSA, In Your Home, by Rachel Lin of Howard High School, please click here.
Pictured with Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director, HC DrugFree are Rachel Lin, Howard High School, 2nd Place Winner HC DrugFree Category; Timothy Chen, River Hill High School, 1st Place Winner HC DrugFree Category; and Mary Jane Sasser, River Hill High School teacher and HoCo FilmFest Advisor.
New About E-Cigarettes
Click here to watch the Today Show segment about the hidden dangers of E-Cigarettes, including seizures and death from over exposure to liquid nicotine.
Free information pamphlets available
If you would like to receive either of the free pamphlets below, please email your name and address and the name of the pamphlet to joan@hcdrugfree.org and we will send it to you.

     

Si le interesa recibir cualquiera de los folletos abajo gratis, favor de mandar su nombre y direcci´┐Żn a molly@hcdrugfree.org indicando el nombres del folleto y lo enviaremos por correo.   

    
Save the Dates

 

March 28 - RHHStival - 7:00 p.m. River Hill High School, 12101 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD. Come hear local bands as they perform on stage.

April 3 - What You Need to Know About Teen Partying - 7:00 p.m. Glenelg High School, 14025 Burntwoods Rd., Glenelg, MD. The panel of speakers will include: Young people who will share their experiences with drugs and alcohol, Glenelg's School Resource Officer Steve Willingham, and former River Hill High School parent Nancy Dankos, who will share her story of how partying cost her son his life. This is a powerful event that you won't want to miss. Program co-sponsored by HC DrugFree and Glenelg High School PTSA and River Hill High School PTSA.

April 7 - Teen Advisory Council Meeting - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. The Barn in Oakland Mills, 5853 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD.

April 26 - National Drug Take Back Day - 10:00 a.m. - 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 are listed at  http://hcdrugfree.org/drugtakebackday.html. For more information contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree, at joan@hcdrugfree.org or 443-325-0040.

April 26 - Needle, Syringe, EpiPen Collection - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. HC DrugFree's office, Wilde Lake Village Center 10451 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD. 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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