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January 2012
Calling All Teens!
 HC DrugFree's
Teen Advisory Council
is looking for members
 Join Us

February 6, 2012 and March 5, 2012

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

"The Barn" at the Oakland Mills Village Center



HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council provides the youth perspective to the staff and Board of Directors of HC DrugFree to increase the effectiveness of HC DrugFree's programs, newsletters, website, and other services. 

The Teen Advisory Council is composed of Howard County high school students (public, private and home school) who meet monthly during the school year to discuss teen use of alcohol and other drugs and to develop educational messages that promote HC DrugFree's vision of a county where teens are drug-free by choice. 


Benefits of joining the

Teen Advisory Council are: 

  • Meet new people from other schools
  • Community Service Hours
  •  Gain knowledge of what's happening in Howard County
  • Feel empowered to make a difference
HAZE logo

 Monday, January 30, 2012

7:00 PM

Howard High School Cafeteria


On September 16, 2004, Gordie, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of Colorado, pledged a fraternity.  The next morning, he was found dead - a victim of an irresponsible hazing ritual involving alcohol.  HAZE will shed light on the severity of college binge drinking, destructive drinking games and hazing.  This is a MUST SEE presentation for teens and parents.


Guest Speaker: Joseph Schwartz, M.D. - Medical Director, Psychiatric Services, Howard County General Hospital


Co-sponsored by the Howard High School PTSA

 and HC DrugFree

click here for flier

Parent 2 Parent

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

7:00 PM

Oakland Mills High School

Media Center


A panel of parents describes their experiences with substance abuse in their children and what they did to deal with the challenges this caused in their families.  Audience discussion follows, including a drug and alcohol abuse counselor who can answer your questions and concerns about what parents should look for and what they can do.  Ages 13 and up with adult.


Guest Speaker: 

Erica Martin, MSW, LCSW-C, ADS, CMFSW, Owner and Director of Martin Counseling & Associates.


 Co-sponsored by the Oakland Mills High School PTSA

 and HC DrugFree


click here for flier


What's Happening Now? 

What Middle Schoolers Are Into 


January 26, 2012

7:00 PM

Lime Kiln Middle School Cafeteria


This program will provide information to parents so that they can help their children make good choices. Substances such as inhalants, medicines, alcohol, bath salts, marijuana, K2, and Spice will be discussed. For parents of students in 4th grade or older.


Guest Speaker:

Angel Bivens, RPh

Maryland Poison Center


Co-sponsored by the Lime Kiln Middle School PTA

 and HC DrugFree

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Friend of HC DrugFree

for as little as $25 for an individual, $50 for a family or a non-profit, $100 for a business.


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Sponsor of HC DrugFree 

for as little as $500. 


More information on any of the upcoming HC Drugfree programs can be found on our website




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