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Number 11April 2012

Collision Avoidance Training

for Teens


Defensive driving and vehicle control program for teens adapted from law enforcement training. For newly licensed drivers who want more specialized experience in evasive maneuvers, emergency braking, backing, skid recovery and more. Classroom lessons on Friday followed by behind-the-wheel training on Saturday. For ages 16-19. Must bring a car. Cost: $95. Space is limited. Leave a message to register: 410-313-3758.


CAT Dates 2012: April 20/21, May 18/19, June 29/30, July 20-21, August 17/18, September 14/15, October 19/20, November 16/17, December 7/8


Upcoming Events

April 2012


Branded DUI

Thursday, April 12, 2012

7:00 PM

Glenelg High School

Media Center

more info


HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting

Monday, April 16, 2012

more info


National Take-Back Initiative

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Several Locations around Howard County

more info


May 2012


HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting

Monday, May 7, 2012

more info


June 2012


Howard County Men's Health Fair

Saturday, June 9, 2012,

10:00am - 2:00pm

Howard High School

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Branded D.U.I:
Teen Drinking and the Law

Guest Speaker: Judge William Tucker

 Howard County Circuit Court Judge, 5th Judicial Circuit


Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Glenelg High School Media Center


A must-see film for parents and students, "Branded D.U.I" profiles 11 Maryland young adults who were convicted of DUI-related charges, and who discuss how those charges affected their lives.The film includes the stories of two young drivers who caused fatalities, and also explores other consequences of alcohol-related accidents.After the film, Judge William Tucker will lead a discussion on underage drinking in Howard County and answer questions.


Admission is free. Additional details are available at www.hcdrugfree.org.

Sponsored by Glenelg High School PTSA and HC DrugFree.


 Professionals are Saying: 


"When a person is using drugs or alcohol you can't simply expect them to stop. The analogy of digging a hole in sand is important here. As you take away the bad behavior, the sand (or the drug using behavior) just pours back into the hole. Rather, you need to replace the behavior with something healthy. This can be social, spiritual, family related, or just fun. But the behavior needs to be replaced, not just eliminated, in order for it to last."

Mark Donovan, LCPC, LCADC
Congruent Counseling/Integrative Counseling


Medication Disposal Event 
National Take Back Initiative
Drug take back day  
Saturday, April 28
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Eight locations around Howard County. Drop off unused or unwanted medications and drugs at police district stations in Ellicott City and Scaggsville, as well as satellite offices in Harper's Choice, Long Reach, North Laurel, Oakland Mills, Owen Brown and Wilde Lake. Free, anonymous and no questions asked. Prescription and over-the-counter medicines accepted. No syringes.


For exact locations and directions visit www.hcpd.org



HC DrugFree's Partners
  • Howard County Health Department
  • Howard County Public School System
  • Howard County Police Department
  • Howard County Library
  • PTA Council of Howard County
  • Howard County Dept of Fire and Rescue Services
  • YOU! Members of the Howard County Community