Every day, 2,000 youths abuse a prescription medicine for the first time and two-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances. When HC DrugFree staff spoke to Howard County youth during the 2011-12 school year, we were told that their drug abuse began in the medicine cabinet in their homes or a friend's home and frequently ended on the streets with heroin.
Make sure the youth in your life don't have access to your medicine.
Join HC DrugFree for a Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, September 29th, where a panel of experts, including The Honorable William V. Tucker, Judge, Howard County Circuit Court; Lieutenant Glenn Case, Commander, Vice and Narcotics for the Howard County Police Department; Dudley Greer, Director, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services for the Howard County Health Department; and Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director, HC DrugFree, will discuss the dangers of prescription drug abuse. A continental breakfast will be provided. This program is in conjunction of The Partnership at Drugfree.org's national campaign, "The Medicine Abuse Project".
This event is sponsored by Proove Biosciences, Inc.
For a printable flier with more information click here.
As part of National Take Back Day, the Bain Center will be one of 8 sites in the county where the public can safely dispose of medication.
Medication disposal sites open on September 29 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. are:
The Bain Center in Harper's Choice
Howard County Police Northern District
Howard County Police Southern District
Long Reach Community Policing Office
Oakland Mills Community Policing Office
Owen Brown Community Policing Office
North Laurel Community Policing Office
Wilde Lake Community Policing Office
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