HC DrugFree was developed to respond to the alarming number of teens using illegal substances - tobacco, alcohol and other drugs and to respond to the increase in drug-related problems in Howard County schools (truancy, violence, weapons, gangs) and in the community. This site provides county statistics, tips for Surviving the Teen Years, and Howard County and Maryland resources.
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Free Life Skills Classes for 9th and 10th graders begin on April 30. HC DrugFree, in partnership with the Columbia Association Youth and Teen Center, will present Botvin LifeSkills Training, a 10-class highly interactive, skills-based program designed to promote positive health and personal development. Classes will be held at The Teen Center (The Barn) from 3:00-3:45 p.m. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LifeSkillsSpring2019 to register your student and/or submit questions for HC DrugFree’s staff. Please see the attached flier for the class dates and more information.
Drive-thru EpiPen/Sharps and Medication Collection on Sat., April 27: Howard County's next convenient drive-thru collection for over-the-counter and prescription medication and “sharps” (needles, syringes and EpiPens) will be held on Saturday, April 27 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot near the UPS Store. HC DrugFree and the Howard County Police urge you to clean out your medicine cabinets. Visit HC DrugFree’s website at www.hcdrugfree.org and go to the Events/Drug Take Back Day page for more information about medication disposal, contact Admin@hcdrugfree.org or call 443-325-0040.
Fun community service hours available for students and adult volunteers welcome: Teams, clubs, students, PTAs/PTSAs, families, scouts, etc. are welcome to volunteer at HC DrugFree’s drive-thru medication and sharps collection on Saturday, April 27 between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and receive community service hours. Rain or shine! Please visit HC DrugFree’s website at www.hcdrugfree.org and go to the Events/Drug Take Back Day page for previous event photos. To volunteer, email Admin@hcdrugfree.org. Student volunteers need to complete a Teen Advisory Council registration form signed by parents. Forms are found at top of The TAC page http://www.hcdrugfree.org/teen-advisory-council-1
Teen Advisory Council Meeting: HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will meet on Monday, May 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn/Teen Center in the Oakland Mills Village Center. TAC meets one Monday evening a month and is open to all Howard County high school students. Community service hours are available for all meetings and events. To register, please visit www.hcdrugfree.org and go to the Teen Advisory Council page. Refreshments provided at meetings, so must RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org or call 443-325-0040
Learn how you may help to save a life. Find information about how to recognize the warning signs and risk factors of suicide. If someone you know has any warning signs you can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline so they can help you find resources available in your area. The call is confidential and free.Type your paragraph here.
This is just one of the many topics covered on the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids website. What teens do and what parents think they do are often two different things. Get up to speed with your teen's world. Check out this website for a Drug Guide, Parent Toolkit, The Teen Brain, and Guides & Resources.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids was formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. It is a nonprofit organization working to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.
What Is Cyberbullying and How to Stop It
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Cyberbullying can be defined as "willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices."
Dr. Sameer Handuja, The Co-Director of the Center, presented, "Cyberbullying, Sexting and Other Unwise Uses of Technology," as part of the Keeping Our Kids Healthy Series for Parents in October 2012 at Glenelg High School.Type your paragraph here.
The Howard County Police Department and HC DrugFree would like to stress the importance of citizen involvement. If you know of parties where underage drinking is happening, or if you are witness to any illegal or dangerous activity, alert HCPD immediately. Your tips are held in high regard and will result in police involvement whenever warranted. You ALWAYS have the option to remain completely anonymous.
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