Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045
(Howard Transit Red Bus Route)
Resources & Information:
Prevention Services provided by HC DrugFree
Behavioral Health Brochure
Mind Your Meds
Many who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting it from friends, family and acquaintances. Make sure the those in your life don’t have access to your medicine. Follow these three steps to find out how to monitor, secure and properly dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter cough medicine in your home
STEP 1: MONITOR
Parents are in an influential position to immediately help reduce access to prescription medicine because medicine is commonly found in the home. But how aware are you of the quantities that are currently in your home? Think about this: Would you know if some of your pills were missing? From this day forward, make sure you can honestly answer yes.
STEP 2: SECURE
Take prescription medicine out of the medicine cabinet and secure them in a place only you know about. If possible, keep all medicines, both prescription and over-the-counter, in a safe place, such as a locked cabinet that cannot be accessed. Spread the word to other households and encourage them to secure their prescriptions as well.
STEP 3: DISPOSE
Safely disposing of expired or unused medicine is a critical step in helping to protect your family and home, and decrease the opportunity for anyone to abuse your medicine.
For more information about safe storage and disposal of medicine, click here for an info sheet.
Avoiding Opioid Overdose - What is Naloxone?
is a prescription medication that reverses an opioid overdose by restoring
breathing. Naloxone is safe, even for children and pregnant women, and has
minimal side effects (nausea and vomiting). There is no potential for abuse or
getting high. Obtain free naloxone medication when you attend a training
at the health department and learn to save a life.
For additional information about Naloxone visit the State of Maryland Overdose Response Program page.
Click above for more information about Maryland's Good Samaritan Law
(Click on the graphic to open the .pdf)
Heroin Overdose: The Story of Two Sisters
For more videos, visit the Behavioral Health Videos page.
Safe Storage and Disposal of Prescription Medicines
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On June 1, 2017, Dr.
Howard Haft, DHMH Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, issued a
allowing all Maryland-licensed pharmacists to
dispense naloxone without a prescription under the Overdose Response Program.
for more information.
For frequently asked questions, click HERE to see information issued by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
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