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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!


Check out this video featuring local 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


“Operation Prevention” Annual Substance Abuse Awareness Event

Tuesday, April 10th 2018, 5 – 8pm at Westminster Elks Lodge

538 Gorsuch Road, Westminster, MD 21157

Featuring interactive activities, free refreshments, door prizes (including two 32-inch TVs, eight Kindle e-readers, and two 26-inch 12-speed bicycles), community updates, and a keynote speaker from the United States Drug Enforcement Adminstration

Free and Open to the Public – call (410) 876-4803 for more information


Naloxone Training at Jerusalem Lutheran Church

Thursday, April 19th, 6-8 pm

1372 Bachmans Valley Road, Westminster, MD

FREE; registration required – call (410) 876-4802 to register


Register Now!  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.  Cost is $38 per person, 5.75 CEU’s available.

Space is limited and registration is required: please click the “Register Now” link above to access the registration form.