Home | Font size A A A

Drug Take Back Day!



Drug Take Back Day!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at The Bain Center

5470 Ruth Keeton Way

Columbia, MD 21044

(Harper’s Choice Village Center) 


Join HC DrugFree for a Town Hall Meeting and free continental breakfast to learn about the dangers of prescription drug abuse as part of The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s national campaign, “The Medicine Abuse Project”. This event is sponsored by Proove Biosciences, Inc.  


Adults and teens will view a short video, receive educational materials, hear from an expert panel and engage in a community discussion about prescription drug abuse. Young children will be entertained by Drug Free Charlie, a clown with an educational message.


As part of National Take Back Day, The Bain Center will be one of 8 sites in the county where the public can dispose of medication.


Medication disposal sites open on September 29  

from 10: 00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

  • The Bain Center in Harper’s Choice
  • Howard County Police Northern District
  • Howard County Police Southern District
  • Long Reach Community Policing Office
  • Oakland Mills Community Policing Office
  • Owen Brown Community Policing Office
  • North Laurel Community Policing Office
  • Wilde Lake Community Policing Office 



SEND YOUR EMAIL TO: info@hcdrugfree.org 

What is HC DrugFree?

HC DrugFree is a nonprofit in Howard County contracted by the Howard County Health Department to provide substance abuse prevention services. We empower the community to eliminate the abuse and illegal use of alcohol and other drugs among youth. We provide referrals for counseling and substance abuse treatment options. For more information, or to speak to someone confidentially, call our Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, at 443-325-0040 or email joan@hcdrugfree.org.

What does HC DrugFree do?

In collaboration with partner organizations and through outreach, HC DrugFree provides educational programs and resources to parents, youth, educators and the community in both English and Spanish. For a listing of the programs we offer, visit our website and click on Programs Available. The Program & Events Calendar on our website is regularly updated with upcoming programs.

Where can I find HC DrugFree?

HC DrugFree

Wilde Lake Village Center

10451 Twin Rivers Road, Suite 404

Columbia, MD 21044



What can I do?

  • Go to our website: www.hcdrugfree.org and join our mailing list to receive program updates, information and up-to-the minute statements from teens.  
  • Volunteer to be your school’s HC DrugFree PTA/PTSA representative.
  • Join one of our committees (see Committees page on website).
  • Attend our programs throughout the year and provide us with feedback.
  • Participate in Parent Focus Groups which will be announced on our website and through email.
  • Encourage your high school aged children to participate in our Teen Advisory Council which meets once a month. See the Teen Advisory Council page on our website. Community service hours are available
  • Donate $25 to become a Friend of HC DrugFree and have your name listed on our website.


Howard County Health Department • PTA Council of Howard County 

Howard County Police Department • Howard County Public School System

Howard County Library • Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services