Making Tippecanoe County a safer and healthier place to live, learn, and work.

The Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
Invites you to the Monthly Meeting
 
Wednesday, November 2nd, at 4:00 p.m.
100 Saw Mill Road Conference Room,
Lafayette  
   
October Meeting Minutes are available on our website.  Please  review the minutes   prior to attending the meeting. 

For a complete list of upcoming meetings and events please
Red Ribbon Week is
 Next Week  

This community-wide celebration encourages the youth of our community to lead healthy, drug-free lives. 

We look forward to celebrating this week in a variety of ways.  The week will begin with our Kick-Off Breakfast Monday morning.  If you have already reserved your ticket, we look forward to seeing you there!   Registration for this event is now closed.  

We hope you will make plans to join us in celebrating this week by taking advantage of the many activities going on.  To view a complete list of free and discounted family-friendly events, click here.  For more information about Red Ribbon Week and to take a look at our 2016 community sponsors, visit our website.  

Lafayette Police Department and Indiana State Police Partner with DEA & Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force for 
12th Drug Take Back Day

Safely dispose of your expired, unused, or unwanted prescription  and over-the-counter medications at one of the following locations  on Saturday October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lafayette Police Department
20 North 6th Street
Lafayette

Indiana State Police Post
5921 IN-43
West Lafayette

Over-the-Counter Medicines 
Most Abused by Teens

Teens are increasingly turning to prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to get high.  One of the most abused OTC medications that young people are abusing is cough medicine that contains dextromethorphan (DXM).

What is Dextromethorphan?

It is the active ingredient in most OTC cough medicines, and it is the most widely used cough suppressant ingredient in the United States. More than 100 medicines containing DXM are on the market.  They come in the form of liquids, capsules, gelcaps, lozenges, and tablets.  
 
Warning signs your teen may be abusing DXM
  •  Listen for slang terms such as "skittling," triple c's," or "robotripping."
  •  Look for empty medicine bottles or packages in your child's backpack or trash. 
  •  Watch for side effects from abuse such as nausea and vomiting, rapid heartbeat, slurred speech, disorientation, dizziness, confusion, or drowsiness.
What can Parents Do?

TALK  to your teen about OTC cough medicine abuse.
 
MONITOR your medicine cabinets and your teen's activities.
  
SHARE what you have learned with others in your community.
Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, 100 Saw Mill Road, Suite 2204, Lafayette, IN 47905, 765-471-9916, drugfreetippecanoe.org
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