Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:33pm

NEXT WEEK! HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council (TAC) Meetings Monday, April 3, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Meetings are held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Free pizza is provided. Teens must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory web page at www.hcdrugfree.org, and RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org.

HC DrugFree will present “Not My Child” on April 25 at River Hill High School at 7:00 p.m. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend to learn more about the drugs abused in Howard County, what we all need to know and do about the rise in overdose deaths happening here, how parents and the community can better arm ourselves to help our children (whether pre-teens or adult children), and much more. Speakers will be announced in April. Visit www.hcdrugfree.org.

Medication and “Sharps” (needles, syringes, and EpiPens) Take Back Day will be held on April 29 at the Wilde Lake Village Center near the UPS Store and Slayton House between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Because 3 out of 4 people using heroin began with the use of prescription medication, HC DrugFree and the Howard County Police urge you to clean out your unneeded or expired medications and join your friends at HC DrugFree's quick and convenient drive-thru collection of medication and sharps. There’s no need to get out of your vehicle. Just look for the teens in bright green shirts holding the signs and directing traffic around the parking lot. Howard County Police will receive, secure, and transport your medications for proper disposal. Medical personnel will receive and handle all of your sharps for proper recycling. Be sure to secure your medications to keep them out of the hands of everyone for whom they are not prescribed. If you have questions, visit www.hcdrugfree.org and go to the Drug Take Back page or contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040 or admin@hcdrugfree.org.

School Health Council General Meetings will be held on April 5 & June 7, the Health Department, Barton A&B, 8930 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045.