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- $170,957 Drug Free Indiana (DFI) Local Community Funds were distributed in the areas of Intervention, Justice, and Prevention. Over $5.55 million has been distributed by DAC in Allen County and over $12.2 million of assistance has been distributed in the community since 1990, including state and federal grants, Access to Recovery, DMHA Prevention grants, and DFI Local Community Funds.
- DAC’s Higher Education Council continues to utilize an ICAN mini grant to support the BACCHUS Peer Educator training for local college students. The Council partnered with DAC to certify local college students as BACCHUS Peer Educators, bringing the total in Allen County to more than 300 students.
- Hosted events include the Allen County and Northeast Region Quiz Bowls for 4th through 7th grade students, the 7th Annual Ride for Recovery and Allen County Recovery Month Event, Red Ribbon Poster Contest and our very successful All DAC Meeting/Training focused on opiates.
- DAC hosts the 14 county Regional Advisory Board, which continues to work on the regional evidence-based services and projects. The fall training featured panelists from Overdose Lifeline, FWPD Vice & Narcotics, and Smart Recovery as led by the dynamic Jermaine Galloway on “Hiding in Plain Sight”.
- DAC attends Focus on Health events and distributes brochures and other materials both in the Spring and Fall as well as at many health fairs throughout the year. DAC also participated in many community events including Student Fairs, Conference on Youth, and collegiate and business health fairs.
- DAC assisted 12 Recovery Professionals in the 35 hour core training for Certified Peer Recovery Coaches. DAC worked with TRIAD for two successful unwanted prescription medication take-back days, collecting more than 4,000 pounds of unwanted medications.
- DAC’s Annual Meeting was conducted in the fall. DAC recognized Law Enforcement Officers, Prevention and leadership partners. Chris Hissong was recognized for the David Brittenham Award for career achievement in protecting youth and communities from substance abuse.