HC DrugFree provides prevention, treatment, recovery, health and wellness resources to help Howard County residents develop knowledge and skills to understand and address behavioral health disorders.
HC DrugFree originated at Oakland Mills High School in 1995 as the Eastern Coalition Against Substance Abuse, 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 schools (truancy, violence, weapons, gangs) and in the community. The name was changed to HC DrugFree when high schools across the county became involved in providing substance abuse education.
HC DrugFree, Inc. was incorporated in March of 2004 and was awarded 501(c)(3) non profit status by the IRS in October 2004.
For more information, visit http://www.hcdrugfree.org