Drug Use Prevention

Information

The Drug Free Wicomico Coalition meets the third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 A.M. If you are interested in becoming a member, please email: Cynthia.Shifler@maryland.gov

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A Program of the Prevention & Health Communications Department

Funded by: The Behavioral Health Administration, Maryland Department of Health

Our Mission

Drug Drug Free Wicomico will utilize effective prevention strategies and activities to promote healthy behaviors, decisions, and environments that will reduce, postpone or eliminate the problematic use of alcohol, prescription and over the counter drugs and any use of illegal drugs.

Our vision is that the residents of Wicomico County will maintain and improve their health by not abusing alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Adults will be positive role models for the children and youth of Wicomico County.


2017 Awards Luncheon

The 17th Annual Awards Luncheon was held on June 7, 2017 at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center.   The luncheon recognizes enforcement, liquor and tobacco licensees, community members and youth for making an impact on reducing alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use in Wicomico County.

Drug Free Wicomico Community Drug Use Impact Award for 2017 (award presented on June 7, 2017), presented to Kathleen Momme and Olivia Momme for offering the Annual Lower Shore Addiction Awareness Visual Arts Competition to create a piece of art that expresses how drug addiction affects middle/high school students in Wicomico County. George Whitehead (Drug Free Wicomico member on left), Kathleen Momme (Director of United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore), Olivia Momme (Community Outreach Coordinator for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore), and Fred Baker (Drug Free Wicomico member on far right).



Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP)

A Program of Planning and Population Health The Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP) is part of the Governor’s comprehensive statewide strategy for reducing overdose deaths related to pharmaceutical opioids and heroin. Through the OMPP grant, Health Department staff work closely with stakeholders across the region to reduce unintentional overdoses involving opioids such as prescription painkillers and…

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention

A Program of the Prevention & Health Communications Department The Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Adolescent Health Programprovides technical assistance, health education, and promotional efforts to reduce teen pregnancy in Wicomico County. Several community based initiatives are designed to affect teen pregnancy using Abstinence and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Services and education are provided to pre-adolescents, adolescents, parents and community groups which are…

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