The Today Show, Aired on February 7, 2103:
A family who lost a son to Adderall abuse speaks out. The face of drug abuse is white suburban kids who can get their hands on prescription medications.
The Today Show, Aired on October 20, 2012:
Adderall, an 'academic steroid'?
An increasing number of high school and college kids around the country are taking an ADHD drug to help them study. It's a dangerous quick fix for ambitious students hoping to make sure they succeed.
Upcoming HC DrugFree
Community Education Programs and Events
Cool Parents Talk, Kids are Listening
Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
River Hill High School Cafeteria
12101 Rt. 108, Clarksville, MD 21029
HC DrugFree and River Hill High School PTSA are partnering to invite teens and parents to attend "Cool Parents Talk, Kids are Listening". Parents will learn the importance of their influence on the choices their children make. Cool parents don't provide alcohol for the parties; cool parents provide a safe place for their kids. Kids and parents will learn the financial and legal costs of choices like underage drinking, driving while intoxicated and more.
Joining Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree will be an addictions counselor and a local attorney. Click here for a printable flier with more information on this and other HC DrugFree programs.
Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City
Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Howard High School Cafeteria
8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
HC DrugFree and Howard High School PTSA are partnering to invite teens and their parents to attend "Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City". Many Howard County high school seniors participate in the Maryland tradition of going to the shore for "Senior Week". Having so many unsupervised teens in one place can lead to dangerous situations, risky behavior, and trouble with the law. Before deciding whether or not to permit your child to go to Ocean City for Senior Week, find out the facts. Listen to an Ocean City police officer offer advice and expertise to keep your child safe. Parents are encouraged to bring their high school senior to this informative program.
Joining Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree will be a police officer from Ocean City and a member of the beach patrol. Click here for a printable flier with more information on this and other HC DrugFree programs.
HoCo Film Fest
HC DrugFree is looking for entries for its category at the HoCo FilmFest. High School students who live in Howard County are invited to create Public Service Announcements (PSAs) focusing on combating underage drinking, youth binge drinking or alcohol-related accidents involving youth. All entries are due no later than 7:00 AM on Friday, March 1, 2013. For guidelines and prize information visit www.hcdrugfree.org.
Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Atholton High School Media Center
6520 Freetown Road, Columbia, MD 21044
HC DrugFree and Atholton High School PTSA are partnering to invite young drivers and parents to learn the dangers of using alcohol and other drugs, texting and more while driving. Click here for a printable flier with more information on this and other HC DrugFree programs
HC DrugFree and River Hill High School Bands are partnering to bring you RHHStival, a county-wide youth music competition. The event will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM at River Hill High School. Event information can be found at www.riverhillmusic.org.
For more information on these and other HC DrugFree programs, please contact Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director,
HC DrugFree at email@example.com or 443-325-0040 or visit www.hcdrugfree.org
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