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Number 14May 2012

How do parents tackle teen drunk driving?





If you need to contact Officer Howard Caplan from the Ocean City Police Department while your teens are away for senior week, you can reach him at (410) 723-6610.

You can also leave him a voicemail at

(410) 520-5299.

He can be contacted by email at hcaplan@oceancitymd.gov. 

Upcoming Events


May 2012


HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting

Monday, May 7, 2012

more info


June 2012


North Laurel Community Fair

Sponsored by CAC

Saturday June 2, 2012

10:00am - 1:00pm

Whiskey Bottom Shopping Center

9105-1 All Saints Road

Laurel, MD


HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council (TAC) Meeting 

Monday, June 4, 2012

more info

Howard High School


Howard County Men's Health Fair

Sponsored by Councilman

Calvin Ball

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 

10:00am - 2:00pm




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


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Parents and Legal Guardians!

Is your child going to a Howard County High School PTSA Sponsored After Prom?



HC DrugFree invites parents and guardians to enter a drawing for a $25 Target gift card.


Just go to our website www.hcdrugfree.org for more details and register to win. 

**Must be a Howard County Resident
Senior Week
PLAY IT SAFE sponsors free_1special alcohol and drug-free events during June honoring high school graduates who choose to celebrate their graduation in Ocean City, Maryland. 


is to encourage high school graduates to make informed, healthy choices while having responsible fun without the use of alcohol and other drugs.



Parents often ask what the consequences are for a drug or alcohol violation within the Howard County Public School System. You can access the policy here, but the following are the basic facts about the consequences for a first offense:

  • Suspension of up to 30 school days
  • Exclusion from extra-curricular activities and school related activities for 30 school day
  • Mandatory assessment/counseling through a licensed addictions program counselor
  • Parent/guardian student conference with administration prior to returning to school
  • Referral to student services (school counselor) for follow-up
  • Charges may be filed by the Howard County Police Department, depending on the situation.

For more information, visit the Howard County School System's website at  http://hcpss.org/.

Howard County Health Department
Tobacco Cessation Class

The next Howard County Health Department Tobacco Cessation class will be starting on Wednesday May 9, 2012.

  • Location:  Howard County Health Department, 7178 Columbia Gateway Dr., Columbia, MD 21046.
  • Time: Every Wednesday @ 6:00 pm
  • Each class is one hour in length and the program runs for 7 weeks.

To register, or for more information contact:

Yodahe Jaleta, RN 410-313-6265 or email at yjaleta@howardcountymd.gov

World No Tobacco Day


This year's World No Tobacco Day on May 31 is focused on tobacco company interference and the way it impacts the worldwide tobacco epidemic.  In recognition of this global campaign, we are offering free brochures to the community to help raise awareness and offer actionable tips to reduce tobacco use at an individual, community and global level.  Contact HC DrugFree at info@hcdrugfree.org to receive a free copy of any of these titles.





El D�a Mundial Sin Tabaco


El tabaco mata hasta la mitad de los fumadores. Sin embargo, se consume habitualmente en todo el mundo debido a que se vende a bajo precio, se comercializa de forma agresiva, no se toma conciencia sobre los peligros que entra�a y las pol�ticas p�blicas contra su consumo son incoherentes. Este a�o el D�a Mundial Sin Tabaco ser� el 31 de mayo y en recognici�n de esta campa�a global estamos ofreciendo folletos gratuitos. Para recibir copia gratuita de cualquiera de estos folletos contacte a HC DrugFree al info@hcdrugfree.org o al 443-325-0040 (se puede dejar mensaje en espa�ol). 

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