HC DrugFree Board Member Provides Unique Perspective to Pain Management Publication

HC DrugFree Board Member Provides Unique Perspective to Pain Management Publication

We are pleased to announce that HC DrugFree board member, Brian Morrison, DC, has contributed to a comprehensive medical textbook on pain management. As a chiropractor, he provides a unique perspective on integrative pain management that could provide valuable information to both future and current doctors regarding alternatives to opioids and other potentially habit-forming drugs.…

Summer ‘Play It Safe’ Program Ends After 30 Years

By Shawn Soper, The Dispatch March 17, 2022 OCEAN CITY – For three decades, Ocean City’s Play it Safe program provided fun, safe alternatives to countless recent high school graduates visiting the resort for Senior Week, but the amazing run is coming to a close. The Play it Safe program was borne out of the…

Senior Week Virtual Program Available

Senior Week Virtual Program Available

Congratulations Class of 2022! Before you head off to Senior Week, check out the “Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City” virtual program on the Senior Week page.

Free Life Skills Classes

Free Life Skills Classes

FREE and back by popular demand!!! Life Skills Training for Grades 6-9 (or slightly younger or older) FREE 8 online sessions Monday through Thursday from July 18 – July 28 HC DrugFree is providing another series of FUN and interactive skills-based classes designed to promote positive health and personal development. This curriculum was designed for…

DEA Announces National Take Back Day Results

DEA Announces National Take Back Day Results

On April 30, people from across the country helped reduce the risk of prescription medication misuse by bringing unwanted and expired medications to National Take Back Day events. The DEA recently announced that over 720,000 pounds of medications were collected at 5,144 collection sites. This total includes the 1,157 pounds that were collected at the…

Congratulations to the 2022 HoCo Student Film Festival Winner

Congratulations to the 2022 HoCo Student Film Festival Winner

Congratulations to siblings Mia and Joey Dowd for winning the HC DrugFree Category at the Ho Co Student Film Festival on Friday, May 6 with the film, Drinking Doesn’t Solve Problems, It Causes More, which can be viewed below or on our website. Thank you to all of the students who submitted their films to the Ho…

National Prevention Week: My Prevention Story

National Prevention Week: My Prevention Story

Using SAMHSA’s 2022 National Prevention Week (NPW) challenge called #MyPreventionStory, YOU told HC DrugFree WHY you support prevention services and education. NPW is the perfect time to remind our Howard County community about the importance of prevention programs, the positive impact they have on mental health and substance use, and that prevention saves lives and money. Click here or…

Take Back Event Slideshow

Take Back Event Slideshow

Please take a few minutes to enjoy HC DrugFree’s commemorative slideshow of our April 30 drive-thru medication and sharps collection and the Hidden in Plain Sight trailer tour. Again, thank you to the community, our partners, and our dedicated and caring team!!! Together, we collected 1,157 lbs. (40 white bins) of medication. The additional 21 red bins…

MD’s Lt. Governor: Part of Our Team

MD’s Lt. Governor: Part of Our Team

Once again, Maryland’s Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford was a member of HC DrugFree’s Medication and Sharps collection team.  The Lt. Governor has remained committed to fighting the opioid epidemic and related mental health issues in Maryland through a comprehensive approach that has included a focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery.

1,157 lbs. of Medication Collected at HC DrugFree’s Site

1,157 lbs. of Medication Collected at HC DrugFree’s Site

HC DrugFree provided a 2-for-1 event today between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot. At the twice-a-year drive-thru Medication and Sharps Collection, volunteers collected 1,157 lbs. of medication (40 bins), plus 21 bins of sharps. At the same time, adults were invited to experience the Hidden In Plain…