Drug Awareness Collaboration Webpage

Educating Parents: Your Community, Your Child, Getting Help

“In order to effectively battle drug addiction, we must ensure that Frederick County citizens in need of assistance can easily access services and programs. It is our hope that citizens can use this information to gain resources to help turn the page on illness and start down the road to recovery. In Frederick County we must work together as a community to provide information and access to the services that reduce substance abuse and promote healthy living,” - Commissioner Shreve

In 2014, a coalition of Frederick County, Maryland, public leaders, including the Frederick Board of County Commissioners, Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick County Health Department, Sheriff’s Office, and members of the Frederick County Maryland Delegation, launched a collaborative effort to educate and inform the public. Once a month, from January to April 2014, your community leaders sponsored Drug Awareness Events at local high schools, as a response to the 300% increase in narcotics related activities in Frederick County. At each event drug paraphernalia and information on drug awareness programs was shared with the public. The Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force and Frederick County drug and mental health professionals presented relevant information and provided assistance to educate the public about community resources that are available to help those in need.

This website was created to help the public locate valuable community services, view the PowerPoint presentation from the last Drug Awareness Event, view the live video presentation, find prescription drug drop off locations, and find links to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and the Frederick County Health Department.

If you need immediate help please call the 24 hour Crisis and Intervention Hot Line by dialing 211, or the Frederick County Health Department at 301-600-1029. If you have a life threatening emergency, dial 911. For more information, contact Billy Shreve at 301-600-1034 or via email.

Drug Awareness Coalition
Seated, left to right: Frederick County Commissioner Billy Shreve,Frederick County Public School Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban, Frederick County Board of Education member Dr. April Miller, Maryland State Delegate Kelly Schulz, and Director of Frederick County Health Department Dr. Barbara Brookmyer

Standing, left to right:
Brunswick Police Chief Milt Frech, New Market Councilman Jake Romanell, Board of County Commissioners' Liaison David Dunn, Famous Dave's Area Director Jonathan Carothers, Famous Dave's General Manager Mark Croner,Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith, Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, and Frederick City Police Lt. Dennis Dudley

Not pictured: Thurmont Commissioner Marty Burns