Making Tippecanoe County a safer and healthier place to live, learn, and work.
The Drug Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
Invites you to our Monthly Meeting 

Wednesday, October 3rd,  4:00 PM 
Franciscan Health Lafayette Central 
Room 1141
Parking Address:1508 Tippecanoe Street 
Lafayette, IN 47904
(Park in the garage and enter through the lower ramp off of 16th Street. Meeting room is located on the 1st floor)

September 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
WE'RE MOVING!

Effective September 19th, we are closing our  office at the Saw Mill Road Location.  Our new address is: 
 
Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
P.O. Box 5269
Lafayette IN, 47903

(Our phone number and email address will remain the same.)

Laura's last day with the Coalition will be September 27th.
It has been and honor and a pleasure to have Laura as a member of our staff.  Prior to joining our staff, she also served in a leadership position on our Executive Committee, and was one of a handful of individuals that I went to regularly to brainstorm and problem solve.  Her ongoing support and commitment to our Coalition has been vital to our success.  We will miss you, Laura!  We wish you the best as your continue your education. - Jennifer  


Stimulant Diversion 

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Prescription Stimulants are most often used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  Common stimulants prescribed to treat ADHD include  Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, Dexedrine, and Focalin.   When taken as prescribed, these medications can effectively and safely treat ADHD.  However, there are potential dangers that come with taking stimulants. 
 
Dangers with Stimulants 
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased breathing rate
  • Increased blood sugar
  • When taken in large amounts, stimulants can lead to a dangerously high body temperature, and irregular heart beat, and seizures.  
Prevalence of Stimulants 
  • 6.1% of children and 4% of adults are being treated for ADHD with medication. 
  • Indiana has the 4th highest rate of ADHD (13%) with 9.9% of people in Indiana taking an ADHD medication. 
  • There has been a 42% increase in ADHD diagnoses in the past 8 years.
  • Stimulants are the 3rd most diverted class of drugs following pain relievers and tranquilizers.  
For more statistics, click  here


What is Diversion?

Diversion takes place when medication prescribed for one person ends up in the hands of another.  This is also called medication abuse.  Here are some important facts about diversion: 
  • The majority of non-prescription stimulant users obtain these drugs from a peer who has a prescription
  • A study of University students found 
31% misused their stimulant prescription
26% diverted their medications 
Click  here to find out what parents and kids can to do help stem the tide of stimulant diversion.  


2018 Indiana Public Health Conference 

Saving Lives and Communities:
Reducing Harm, Stigma, Overdoses, and Death

October 11th, 2018
Indianapolis Marriott East 
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Target audience: Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pain Management, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work 

Click here to register and for more information
Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, P.O. Box 5269, Lafayette, IN 47903, 765-471-9916, drugfreetippecanoe.org
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