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, February 1, 4 p.m.
1st Floor Conference Room
100 Saw Mill Road,  Lafayette   
  January Meeting Minutes are available on our website.  Please review the minutes   prior to attending the meeting.

We will hear a verbal report from NAMI-WCI

Guest Speaker:  Nicholas Piotrowski, MD, Addiction and General Psychiatry, IU Health Arnett 

For a complete list of upcoming meetings and events please

Brown Bag Forum Series
Substance Abuse & Addictions

February 8:  What is Alcoholism?
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
MHA Community Building, Lilly Rm
914 South Street, Lafayette

Presented by Stafka Poweleit, MSW, LSW, 
Sycamore Springs

March 8: The Pain About Prescriptions
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
MHA Community Building, Lilly Rm
914 South Street Lafayette

Presented by Carol Ott, PharmD, BCPP,  Purdue University 
College of Pharmacy

The Brown Bag Forum Series is FREE and open to the public.  All forums are approved for Continuing Education Credit. A CEU certificate is $5.00.  For additional information, please contact Mental Health America at 765-742-1800.
Representative Spotlight
Emma Gerrety

Each month the Drug-Free Coalition will spotlight one of our six 2016-2017 RISE representatives.  RISE stands for Role Models Impacting Student Excellence.   Click here for more information about the RISE program and the 2016-2017 representatives.    

Emma Gerrety is a Senior at Central Catholic High School. She was nominated by her principal, Mr. Neil Wagner, who describes Emma as a compassionate, disciplined, honest, and vibrant young lady.  

Emma is a volunteer with Caregiver Companion, and an active member of Interact, a service club at Central Catholic.  Emma excels academically, and is first in her class.  She is a talented athlete and is known as a leader among her teammates.  

If you would like the above  poster for your school or business, please contact Jennifer Swartz at 765-471-9916 or

Legislative Update

January marks the beginning of the 2017 legislative session, and drug and alcohol topics are prevalent throughout the list of proposed bills.  

Sunday sales (SB 83), Opiate Addiction Treatment (SB 455, SB 446), Uses of Hemp oil for treatment of epilepsy (SB 15, HB 1148, HB 1177), Prevention Programs in Schools (SB 62, SB 469, HB 1282) are a few of the current bills that are related to substance abuse.  Click here for a complete list of substance abuse related bills, as they stand.  

You may also conduct a general search of current bills or monitor the status of each bill by visiting the  Indiana General Assembly website.  
Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, 100 Saw Mill Road, Suite 2204, Lafayette, IN 47905, 765-471-9916,