Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County

July 2015

Upcoming
Events and Meetings 
 
July 28th
Executive Committee Meeting 
4:00 - 5:00 pm
100 Saw Mill Rd
Conference Room
Lafayette 
    
August 5th
Drug-Free Coalition Annual Meeting
4:00 pm
Lafayette City Council Chambers
20 N. 6th Street
   
August 8th
Mosey Down Main
Street
6:00 - 9:00 pm
We are next to Kathy's Candies

August 13th
Prescription Drug Drop-off
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
WLPD
711 W Navajo Street
      
August 25th
Executive Committee Meeting
4:00 pm
100 Saw Mill Rd
Conference Room
Lafayette
 
August 30th
 International Overdose Awareness Day Observance
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Columbian Park, Red Shelter 1
  

 
For more information on these events and many more click here or contact Jennifer.
   
 
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 Drug-Free Coalition of  

Tippecanoe County

 

 Invites you to the Annual Meeting


Wednesday, August 5th @ 4pm

Lafayette City Council Chambers
20 North 6th Street
 
 We will recognize 2015-2016 grant recipients
 

The July Meeting minutes are available online.
Please review the minutes  prior to attending the meeting, as paper copies are no longer available. 
 

 Kathryn Weil Center Offers Cooper Clayton Smoking Cessation
  
The Cooper Clayton Method is a comprehensive behavioral smoking cessation program.  It is a highly successful program that is science based, using proven methods, which include education, skills training and social support. It consists of 13 one hour sessions and includes a take home handbook.  The introductory session is free.
 
The next introductory session will be held July 22nd at 5:45 pm at the Kathryn Weil Center. 

Please click here or call 765-449-5133 for additional information.     
Teen Alcohol Use Surges in Summer
  
Summer is the time when   teens enjoy longer, more leisurely days, often spent alone or with peers in unsupervised settings.  This also makes it a great time for parents to talk with their teens about the consequences of underage drinking. 
A recent report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates the number of teens who initiate use of alcohol during the summer months increases significantly as compared to the rest of the year. 
 
Nearly 11,000 youth per day ages 12-17 begin using alcohol during the summer months 

Teen alcohol initiation is not the only concern for adults.  Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals that during the months of May - August, nearly twice as many teens die in crashes compared to the rest of the year.  Although alcohol-impaired driving among teens has declined, their risk of dying in an alcohol related crash remains much greater than the overall population. 

It is important for parents of 9-15 year olds to start talking to their children about the dangers of alcohol.  SAMHSA provides many easy-to-use materials for parents through their "Talk.  They Hear You" campaign, such as Why Small Conversations Make a Big Impression and Answering Your Child's Tough Questions About Alcohol. 

Talk. They Hear You.
Please join us in observance of
International Overdose Awareness Day
 
Sunday, August 30th
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Columbian Park, Red Shelter #1
Please click here for more details