Making Tippecanoe County a safer and healthier place to live, learn, and work.
Wednesday, March 7, 4:00 p.m.
100 Saw Mill Road
First Floor Conference Room
February Meeting Minutes are now available. Please review them prior to attending the meeting, as paper copies are no longer available.
Transforming Adolescents & Families in Indiana
Greg Williams’ documentary “Generation Found” recently brought Alternative Peer Groups (APG) out of the Houston shadows and into the light of national attention. APG models are not clinically-based, but instead community-based recovery services that have clinical support. An APG strives to 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.
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.
The APG model is often a full-time after-school program. As of March 8th, Grace Recovery will be launching a pilot APG program. Initially, this will include 10 teens and their families. The Grace Recovery APG will meet on Thursday nights and will include multi-family group work on one Thursday a month. We will also engage in one sober social event monthly.If you have a teen you feel might be a good candidate for this program or would like more information, please email.
Jada Nesmith is an 6th 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.
The mission of The FED UP! Coalition is to create on evoice calling for an end to the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs.
The Fed Up! Coaltion is working to find ways to:
Mothers that have lost children to the Opioid crisis are working hard to spread the word and stop the crisis in it's tracks. One of the mothers made a video of many of the individuals that have been lost to overdoses. Keep in mind that these faces are only SOME of the individuals that have been lost, and behind each of these faces is a family/friend/group that has been affected.
To View this video, visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu9JpvatJrU&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop
For more information on the Fed Up Rally, visit their website: https://feduprally.org
The Opioid Crisis
The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released a preliminary report this week recommending actions for the President to complete.
The report highlights that approximately 142 deaths each day from drug overdoses mean the death toll is equal to September 11th every three weeks.
Click Here to view the full document!
Dispose your unwanted medication anytime Monday - Friday at the Purdue Retail Pharmacy
Heine Pharmacy Building, Rm 118
575 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Purdue Retail Pharmacy will accept any prescription and over-the-counter medications. They will NOT accept needles, syringes, drug devices, medical waste or thermometers. For information about drop-off times and a map of Heine Pharmacy Building, click here.