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HC DrugFree Empowering The Community

HC DrugFree’s program, “Not My Child…Yes, Your Child” presented in partnership with Marriotts Ridge High School PTSA and Mount View Middle School PTA will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in the Marriotts Ridge High School auditorium. This event is free and open to high school and middle school parents, grandparents, family members, and any adults working with teens who think their children will never get involved with drugs and those who are already suspicious or dealing with a child’s experimentation! Hear facts, strategies, experiences and encouragement and get your questions answered by HC DrugFree and its community partners, as well as parents and others with stories to share. To understand the importance of attending this event, view HC DrugFree’s video at https://vimeo.com/231604408. For more information, contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040, Admin@hcdrugfree.org, or visit www.hcdrugfree.org.

HC DrugFree’sConvenient Drive-Thru “Sharps”* and Medication Collection will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot near The UPS Store and Slayton House.*(Sharps: needles, syringes and EpiPens)

Looking to get rid of old, unwanted, or recalled EpiPens, needles, syringes and medications all in one quick trip without getting out of your vehicle? Join your friends at HC DrugFree’s quick and convenient drive-thru collection held twice a year. Just look for volunteers directing traffic around the parking lot. Howard County Police will receive and secure your medications for proper disposal and medical staff will handle your sharps for proper recycling.

Parents and grandparents, are you your child’s drug dealer? Will your child’s first experimentation be with legally prescribed pain medication found in your home? Keep medications away from your children (and adults visiting or working in your home). Three out of four people using heroin began with the use of prescription medication found in their own home or the home of a family member or friend. Be sure to secure your medications to keep them out of the hands of everyone for whom they are not prescribed. To further understand the importance of this event, view HC DrugFree’s video at https://vimeo.com/231604408.

For more information about this event or to learn how to safely store or dispose of medications throughout the year, visit the Events-Take Back Day page at www.hcdrugfree.org or contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040 or Admin@hcdrugfree.org.

HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will meet on Monday, October 16 and Monday, November 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Monthly meetings are held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Free pizza is provided. Teens and parents must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at www.hcdrugfree.org and teens must RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org before each meeting.

HC DrugFree Is Looking for Parent/Adult Volunteers, so whether you have an hour a month or 10 hours a week to volunteer, please email only to Admin@hcdrugfree.org to let us know your availability. Be sure to say if you can type, are willing to drive, and if you have any special skills or interests.

HC DrugFree is located in the Wilde Lake Village Center at 5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 206, Columbia, MD 21044

Phone: 443-325-0040 * Website:www.hcdrugfree.org * Email:Admin@hcdrugfree.org

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