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

The Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
Invites you to the Annual Meeting
Wednesday, August 3rd at 4:00 p.m.
Lafayette City Council Chambers in Lafayette City Hall
20 N. 6th St. 

We will recognize our 2016-2017 grant recipients.
We will recognize our 2016-2017 RISE Representatives.
We will release our 2016 Epidemiological Profile.

July 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

How to Safely Dispose of Your Medication 

Not too long ago it was common for families to dispose of their medications by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them out with the trash. However, in recent years as we have learned about pharmaceuticals being found in our waterways and drinking supply, more people are looking for a safer way to dispose of medications.

There are two locations in Tippecanoe County where you can safely dispose of your unwanted medications:  

West Lafayette Police Department:  Accepts prescription and over-the counter medications on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Purdue University Pharmacy:  Accepts prescription and over-the-counter medications daily Monday - Friday.  Please click here for information about their hours, location, and parking.   

What if you want to safely dispose of your unused medications but cannot get to one of these medication drop-off locations? 

A new technology is now available that allows for safe disposal of medications at home.  The Deterra Drug Deactivation System allows a person to put his/her medication in a bag containing a carbon that bonds to the medication's compounds and neutralizes them once water has been added and the bag has been shaken.  The bag can then be placed in the trash with no fear of the drugs entering the water supply or landfill.  

Click here  for more information about the Deterra Drug Deactivation System.

Save the Date

Greater Lafayette Overdose 
Awareness Day Events

Sunday, August 28th
Additional details forthcoming

7th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Symposium: Rebuilding the Hoosier Heartland

October 13-14, 2016
Indiana Convention Center

Registration is now open for the Annual Rx Symposium.  Attendees will be provided the opportunity to network with 900 professionals from local, state, and federal agencies, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educations and state and national leaders. 

This year's keynote will be the author of the book, Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.

Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter and author of three critically acclaimed books of non-fiction.   Attendees will also hear from Victor Antonio Carranca Bourget, Attorney General of the State of Puebla, Mexico on international efforts to reduce the heroin supply.  

  Click here for a full listing of all sessions.  

Community members who are interested in joining Coalition staff at the symposium should contact Jennifer at or 
Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, 100 Saw Mill Road, Suite 2204, Lafayette, IN 47905, 765-471-9916,