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 1,  4:00 PM 
First Floor Conference Room
100 Saw Mill Road
Lafayette, IN 47905
 October Meeting Minutes are available on our website.  Please review the minutes   prior to attending the meeting.

We will announce the final vote for the coalition's 2017-2018 legislative priorities. 

For a complete list of upcoming meetings and events please
Red Ribbon Week 2017
Thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers that helped us with our Red Ribbon Week celebrations! 

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating Red Ribbon Week, and helped to promote family and individual responsibility for living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.   We kicked off this week with the Red Ribbon Breakfast.  It was here that local leaders made an official proclamation that October 16-21, 2017 is Red Ribbon Week in Tippecanoe County.  We also recognized bookmark contest winners from local elementary and middle schools and introduced our new RISE representatives

The events that took place would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers.  Click here  for a complete list of local leaders, volunteers and sponsors who helped make our Red Ribbon Breakfast a success.  

Lafayette Police Department and Indiana State Police Partner with DEA & Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force for 
13th 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 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lafayette Police Department
20 North 6th Street

Indiana State Police Post
5921 IN-43
West Lafayette

  Teen Medicine Abuse 
(This information was found on CADCA's Teen Medicine Abuse Fact Sheet)
CLICK HERE to view the Fact Sheet 

Each generation of kids find new ways to get high, many times with the false belief that these new methods are safer for them than other drugs. Do you know what kinds of drugs kids are abusing? Or ways to help prevent your children from going down that path? 

What Types of Medicines are Teens Abusing
  • Rx Drugs: Behind only marijuana, the most common drugs teens abuse are prescription medications. Some of these medications are listed below, and all have risk of being dangerous/deadly if misused.
      • Opioids and pain relievers: examples include hydrocodone (Vicodin®), oxycodone (OxyContin®)
      • Barbiturates and benzodiazepines: examples include diazepam (Valium®), alprazolam (Xanax®)
      • Btimulants: examples include dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine® or Adderall®), methylphenidate (Ritalin® or Concerta®)
  • OTC Cough/Cold Medicinesome teens intentionally take large amounts - sometimes more than 25 times the recommended dose of these medicines - to get high.These medicines come in the form of liquids, capsules, gelcaps, lozenges, and tablets
How can YOU Prevent Medicine Abuse
  • TALK to your teen about prescription and OTC cough medicine abuse.
  • SAFEGUARD your medicine cabinets. Take steps to protect your teens by safeguarding all the medicines you have in your home.
  • SHARE what you have learned.
  • SPEAK UP at school meetings, sports events, community events and other gatherings of parents - to make sure others active in your teen's day-to-day activities know about the dangers of medicine abuse. 
Tippecanoe County residents are eligible for a FREE medication lock box. Contact Amanda ( or call 765-471-9916 for details. 
Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, 100 Saw Mill Road, Suite 2204, Lafayette, IN 47905, 765-471-9916,