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 7,  4:00 PM 
First Floor Conference Room
100 Saw Mill Road
Lafayette, IN 47905
  January Meeting Minutes are available on our website.  Please review the minutes   prior to attending the meeting.

We will vote on the update to our Comprehensive Community Plan.  

For a complete list of upcoming meetings and events please
Stand by the Standing Order:
Naloxone Fundamentals for Dispensing Entities
Tuesday, February 20
10-11 am (EST)

Hosted by The Indiana State Department of Health's (ISDH) Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention:   This webinar will cover comprehensive information regarding the naloxone standing order that is pertinent to every entity that dispenses naloxone to the public, including pharmacies, nonprofits, schools and local health departments.
Adolescent Peer Group
"Transforming Adolescents and Families in Indiana"
Grace Recovery will launch a pilot Adolescent Peer Group (APG Program) on March 8, 2018.  Initially, this will include 10 teens and their families. Although the APG model is often a full-time after school program, the Grace recovery pilot APG  will meet on Thursday nights and will include multi-family group work on one Thursday a month. They will also engage in one sober social event monthly.  

What is an Adolescent Peer Group?
  • APG's assist teens who struggle with substance use disorder in finding a path to recovery by recreating and strengthening  healthy relationships with both recovery-minded peers  and their own family members.
  • Community-based recovery services that have clinical support.
  • Youth can expect to be in a group with their own peers where they can relate to each other in discussing common challenges and choices of positive solutions. 
  • Engaging in fun and challenging activities together is also a key component.
  • APGs are relationship-based and enthusiastic recovery is key.     
If you have a teen you feel might be a good candidate for this program or would like more information, please email.

Jason Padgett:
or visit

RISE    Representative Spotlight

Each month the Drug-Free Coalition will spotlight one of our five 2017-2018 RISE representatives.  RISE stands for Role Models Impacting Student Excellence.  Click here  for more information about the RISE program and the 2017-2018 Representatives.  

Jada Nesmith

Jada Nesmith is an 8th grader at Sunnyside Intermediate School. She was nominated by Emily Nolan, who describes her as supportive, encouraging, and compassionate. Jada is a cheerleader and loves to sing, which are both activities that she says helps her RISE above. 
She has been described as someone who feels that doing the right thing is the only way to live, and not only talks the talk, but walks the walk when it comes to rising above. 

Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, 100 Saw Mill Road, Suite 2204, Lafayette, IN 47905, 765-471-9916,