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Lafayette, IN 47905

Meetings and Events

February 14

Opioid Community Task Force 

Meeting

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

100 Saw Mill Road

First floor conference room 

Lafayette 

 

February 14

MHA Brown Bag Series

Abstinence Model 

12:00 p.m. to 12:50 pm 

914 South Street

MHA Community Building

Lafayette 

 

February 15

The Least, Last and Lost: Caring for Pregnant Women & Newborns Affected by Opioid Use Disorder

12 p.m. EST

Click Here to REGISTER 

 

February 17

Medication Take Back Event

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

Lafayette Police Training Center

1301 South Street 

Lafayette 

 

February 20

Stand by the Standing Order: 

Naloxone Fundamentals for 

Dispensing Entities WEBINAR

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

REGISTER HERE

https://stand-by-the-standing-order.eventbrite.com

 

February 20 

Nami Family Support Group 

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

NAMI WCI 

1508 Tippecanoe Street

Lafayette 

(first and third tuesday of every month) 

 

March 8

Prescription Drug Drop Off

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

West Lafayette Police Department

711 Navajo St

West Lafayette

 

March 14

Opioid Community Task Force 

Meeting

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

100 Saw Mill Road

First floor conference room 

Lafayette 

 

February 14

MHA Brown Bag Series

Wraparound Services

12:00 p.m. to 12:50 pm 

914 South Street

MHA Community Building

Lafayette 

 

April 12

Prescription Drug Drop Off

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

West Lafayette Police Department

711 Navajo St

West Lafayette

 

April 28

Medication Take Back Event

DEA 

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

Lafayette Police Training Center

1301 South Street 

Lafayette 

 

PARENTS are the #1 influence in their children’s lives - more than friends, music, TV, the internet and celebrities.

 

Kids who learn about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use than those who do not.

 

Talk Now. Talk Often.

When the time is right, use these tips for talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol:

  • Acknowledge that marijuana, alcohol and tobacco are substances that are out there and that many people use them. Explain that nicotine and prescription drugs are also "abuse-able" and should be treated the same as alcohol and illegal drugs.

  • Start talking with your kids at an early age and take time to explain things to your child in basic terms that are easily understandable. Make your child comfortable talking to you about “difficult” topics such as drugs, alcohol and smoking.

  • Listen carefully to your child. Educate yourself so you can answer his or her questions. As children get older, their questions get more difficult, so you need to be prepared.

  • Peer pressure may play a pivotal role in a child’s decision to use drugs, drink or smoke. However, encourage your child to be their own person and make their own decisions.

  • Tell your child the truth—that drugs, alcohol and tobacco may make them feel good for a while (by activating brain chemicals). Unfortunately, that feeling is brief and no one can know the true potency or lifetime effects of these substances.

  • Try to impress on your child the long-term consequences that drinking, smoking or using drugs may have on something they enjoy doing, such as sports, math or writing.

  • Make the point that repeated “chemical activation” will eventually cause people to crave that chemical and want to keep using it even if it hurts them.

  • Write a family “contract” established to make your opinions on drug use, drinking and smoking clear.

  • Be consistent with family rules.

  • Be a model of healthy behavior for your child.

In addition to these tips, The Partnership at Drugfree.org and Parents Translational Research Center offers a resource entitled "6 Parenting Practices: Help Reduce the Chances Your Child will Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem," which may also be helpful in keeping your child drug and alcohol free.

 

Click Here to view a brochure on talking with your teens. 

 

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