Prescription drug abuse prevention classes to be held in Forest Hill Feb. 20 and in Havre de Grace March 18

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The University of Maryland Extension, Harford County office and the Harford County’s Office of Drug Control Policy are bringing classes to educate the public on prescription drug abuse to Harford County on Feb. 20 and March 18. Here are the details:

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. The class will be held at two different locations:

Wednesday, Feb. 20 @ 7pm, University of Maryland Harford County Extension Office, 2335 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD
o open to adults, parents, community members and concerned citizens

Monday, March 18 @ 6:30pm, Havre de Grace Community Center, 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, MD
o 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

University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or national origin.

CONTACT

UME – Carroll County Office 700 Agriculture Center Westminster, Maryland 21157-5700 TEL 410-386-2760

FAX 410-876-0132 Vbrown12@umd.eduassistance is needed when registration; however the same two week deadline is required.