Happy 4th of July!
AAA Mid-Atlantic projects more than 870,000 Marylanders will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday, a 2.3 percent increase compared to the number of residents who traveled last year.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the highest number of traffic fatalities occur around holidays during the summer driving season, including the 4th of July. Stay safe during your travels and remember, if you drink, please don't drive!
HC DrugFree's Executive Director Honored by Soroptimist International of Howard County

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi received the 2015 Ruby Award for Women Helping Women from Soroptimist International of Howard County (SIHC). A $250 donation was made to HC DrugFree. This award is named after Soroptimist's first federation president, Ruby Lee Minar and it is also a gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, power and love. The annual award honors women who through their professional or personal efforts are making extraordinary differences in the lives of women or girls and their work inspires and encourages women and girls. Pictured are Glenda Johnson, Co-President, SIHC, and Joan.
"Be a Parent, Not a Friend...Don't make alcohol available to teens" Campaign - Howard County Liquor Stores Visited
In January, 2015, PTSA volunteers visited 56 liquor stores in Howard County and requested that they post HC DrugFree's flyer "Be a Parent, Not a Friend...Don't make alcohol available to teens" in a prominent location where their customers could see it. The PTSA volunteers revisited the stores in May/June, and 18 stores still had the flyer posted. We are grateful to these stores for their continued support of our mission to curb underage drinking in Howard County. Click here to see the list.
Thank you to all of our PTSA/PTA volunteers, and especially:

Atholton High School - Farzana Musawwir
Centennial High School - Michelle Mann
Glenelg High School - Sarala Katta
Hammond High School - Amy Stratton
Howard High School - Beth Webster
Long Reach High School - Deb Lattimer and Annette Stang
Marriotts Ridge High School - Dave Brown
Mt. Hebron High School - Trisha Heath
Oakland Mills High School - Bonnie Anderson
Reservoir High School - Tahira Hussain
River Hill High School - Donna Weaver
Wilde Lake High School - Jayne Kaiser
Permanent Medication Disposal Boxes
Howard County residents can drop off unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications at 3 locations in the County where permanent disposal boxes have been installed. Boxes are located at the Howard County Police Northern District Station (3410 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City) open 24/7, the Howard County Police Southern District Station (11226 Scaggsville Road, Laurel) open 24/7, and the Gary Arthur Community Center (2400 Route 97, Cooksville) open 7 AM to 9 PM Monday-Saturday, and 9 AM to 6 PM on Sundays.

Coming soon: HC DrugFree has partnered with the Howard County Police Department to provide additional permanent medication disposal boxes in the County...Stay tuned for more details.
CDC Releases New Report on Naloxone Programs
The CDC has released its long-awaited report on overdose prevention programs providing Naloxone to laypersons. Click here to read the top 3 highlights from their report, and call the Howard County Health Department at 410-313-6202 to register for their next FREE training program using Naloxone...You could save a life! 
HC DrugFree is proud to partner with:

The Howard County Health Department
The Howard County Police Department
The Howard County Public School System
The PTA Council of Howard County
The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services
The Howard County Library System
For more information, contact
Joan Webb Scornaienchi,  Executive Director
HC DrugFree
Wilde Lake Village Center
5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206
Columbia, MD 21044
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