Upcoming Drug Awareness Events
Learn more about local resources for recovery at our Substance Use Services page.
The Health Department’s Bureau of Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery supports events across the county. Come learn more about the opioid crisis in our community and how you can help prevent drug and alcohol abuse or find help for yourself or a loved one.
National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health.
2018 National Prevention Week Challenge: Dear Future Me
What would you say to your future self about what you’re doing today to ensure a healthier tomorrow? Share your answer by joining the NPW 2018 Prevention Challenge: Dear Future Me! Write a letter or draw a picture about the choices you’re making to live a healthy, happy life. Take a picture or record a video of yourself reading your letter, share it on social media with the hashtags #DearFutureMe and #NPW2018, and tag your friends so they can participate in the conversation!
Thank You for Participating in our National Prevention Week Kickoff Event!
Hosted by the Roaring Run Lions Club in partnership with the Carroll County Health Department, this fun and educational event was a great opportunity to learn about the opioid epidemic and to honor great youth role models – like the Manchester Valley High School Girls’ Basketball Team! Check our their team #DearFutureMe video below!
And don’t forget to check out this video featuring more Carroll County residents sharing their #DearFutureMe letters!
Access Carroll, 10 Distillery Drive, Suite 200, Westminster
Third Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7:30 pm
FREE – Call (410) 876-4800 to register
Risky Business Prevention Conference, June 19th 2018
“Unspoken Truths: Essential Conversations in Prevention”
Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 8am – 3:30pm at Martin’s Westminster
Featuring presentations on cultural competence and social awareness in prevention, as well as the latest in drug concealment and paraphernalia.
Registration is now closed.
Wednesdays: July 25th, August 8th, August 22nd, and September 5th; 6-7:30pm
CCHD Multipurpose Room, 290 S. Center St, Westminster, MD
FREE – Call (410) 876-4449 to register
- July 25th: the difference between supporting and enabling
- August 8th: the physical and emotional toll on families affected by addiction
- August 22nd: issues experienced by children and caregivers when parents are addicted
- September 5th: legal and financial issues for families affected by addiction
All are welcome, but registration is recommended: please contact LuAnn Beck-Day at (410) 876-4449 to sign up or learn more.