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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.


SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week: May 13-19, 2018

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!


Operation Save a Life Naloxone Training

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.


Family Outreach Workshops: For Families and Friends Affected by Addiction

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

The devastating impact of substance abuse and addiction is clear in our community, and the families and loved ones of those struggling with addiction are often the first ones affected.  The Carroll County Health Department is hosting a series of FREE bi-weekly workshops to support these communities by providing information and resources on a range of topics, including: 
  • 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.