Harford County Aims to Prevent Drug Addiction among Local Youth


Seeking to prevent drug addiction among Harford County youth, Joe Ryan, manager of the Office of Drug Control Policy, gave a presentation on January 21 to Boy Scout Pack 830 and their families.  The pack of fourth and fifth-graders learned refusal skills and heard up-to-date information on drug abuse, alcohol misuse and addiction. The scouts also gave back to the community by donating baby supplies to Project Healthy Delivery, an initiative under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman to reduce substance abuse among pregnant women. The donations will be used as incentives to encourage those with a history of drug abuse to remain in their treatment programs.

Pictured L to R – (behind the table) Joe Ryan, manager of the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy; Pack 830 members Noah Jones, Nicholas Scrocca, Jamie Lowry, Matthew Peters, Mike Dittus, Shaun Brennan, Ross Rooker, Bryce Lorence, Matthew Botteon, Mark Duffalo, Brenden Maloy, Joey Bazzetta, Alison Bazzetta (front of the table) Hannah Brisson, Ethan Carver, Emily Carver, Madilynn Duffalo, Zachary Brisson

“I am proud of the young scouts in Pack 830 for learning the facts about drug addiction, and for helping newborns get their best chance at a healthy life through Project Healthy Delivery,” County Executive Glassman said.


For more information about Project Healthy Delivery or the Office of Drug Control Policy’s free presentation available for youth groups, civic and faith-based organizations, please call 410-638-3333 or email odcp@harfordcountymd.gov.

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