From Harford County government:
The University of Maryland Extension, Harford County office, working with Harford County’s Office of Drug Control Policy, will be holding 2 classes on prescription drug abuse prevention. The class, created by the Ohio State University Extension Service and School of Pharmacology, educates people on the reasons why prescription drugs are used/abused, the signs and symptoms of abuse, and give people the skills to facilitate conversations with teens. Please note the January 22 class has been rescheduled for February 20. The class will be held at two different locations:
Wednesday, February 20 from 6:30-8:00pm, University of Maryland Harford County Extension Office, 2335 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD
- open to adults, parents, community members and concerned citizens
Monday, March 18 from 6:30-8:00pm, Havre de Grace Community Center, 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, MD
- open to adults, parents, teens 13 years or older, community members and concerned citizens
During the class, participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm strategies and methods to facilitate conversations with teens and ways to dispose of prescription drugs. Classes will last approximately 60 minutes. A short research survey to determine how the information will be used will be passed out after the program.
Participation is free but because space is limited, registration is required. At the one in February, participants need to be 18 years or older. At the March class, teens are invited provided they are a) 13 years or older and b) accompanied by their parent or guardian. For more information, please contact Dr. Virginia Brown at 410-386-2760 or Joseph Ryan at 410-638-3333. To register, call 410-638-3333. If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please contact the University of Maryland Extension Carroll county office at 410-386-2760 two weeks before the program. You may indicate special assistance is needed when registration; however the same two week deadline is required.