(765) 471-9916

 
100 Saw Mill Rd. STE 2204
Lafayette, IN 47905

Meetings and Events

 

August 15

Prevention in Practice: Builing Communities that Strengthen the Resilency of Future Generations 

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

SAMHSA Webinar 

Click here to register 

 

August 18

Medication Take Back Event hosted by LPD

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lafayette Police Department

20 N 6th Street, Lafayette

 

August 21

It's a Team Effort:

Creating a County's Overdose Rapid Response Plan 

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Indiana State Department of Health 

Webcast Register here 

 

August 23

Pathways and Solutions 

Tippecanoe County Substance Use Disorder Symposium 

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Four Points by Sheraton  

1600 Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette  

 

August 26

Overdose Awareness Day Event 

1 p.m. - 2p.m. 

Naloxone Training 

SURF Center 

307 N 10th St, Lafayette 

 

August 26

Overdose Awareness Day Event 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Time of Rememberance 

Munger Park 

3505 Greenbush St, Lafayette 

 

 

August 29

Executive Committee Meeting 

4:00 p.m.

100 Saw Mill Road

1st floor Conference Room 

 

 

September 5

Monthly Meeting 

4:00 p.m.

1508 Tippecanoe Street

St. Elizabeth Central

Room 1141

(enter through lower ramp) 

 

 

October 27

Medication Take Back Event hosted by LPD

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lafayette Police Department 

20 N 6th Street, Lafayette

 

 

 

 Medication Lock Boxes

 

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Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem, most particularly among teens.

 

Teens often do not realize the dangers of different medications, believing that since the medications were prescribed by a doctor, they must be safe. They are easy to obtain, as most homes contain medication in their cabinets.  According to FACE, the Prevention Resource Group, "Every day 2,500 youth from ages 12-17 abuse prescription pain killers for the first time."  This is not just happening among older teens.  FACE also comments that "Prescription drugs are now the drug of choice among 12-13 year olds."  The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids suggests that you approach securing your prescriptions the same way you would other valuables in your home, like jewelry or cash. Even if you do not have teens or children in your home, realize that many of these medications have street value, and could easily be stolen, sold, or used by someone without a prescription. By taking your medications out of the cabinets and securing them in a place only you know about, you may be able to reduce the chances of young children getting ahold of them, them being stolen, or teens misusing/abusing prescriptions. 

 

Tippecanoe County residents are eligible to receive a free medication lock box! For more information, please contact Amanda Hager at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or calling 765-471-9916.

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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