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Dose of Awareness Event Check-In

Thanks to Sports Basement Walnut Creek for hosting our registration check-in and pick up activities, Registration check in for our event will be held on 3/24 from noon to 7:00 pm ...

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2018 Dose of Awareness Sponsors

NCAPDA would like to extend a HUGE thanks to our 2018 'Dose of Awareness' 5K Walk/Health Expo Sponsors. Alameda/Contra Costa County Medical Association Alameda Supervisor Nate Miley California Chiropractic Association ...

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4th Annual 'Dose of Awareness' 5K Walk/Health Expo

Join us for the 4th Annual "Dose of Awareness" 5K Walk and Health Expo where you'll walk in memory of our lost loved ones and in support of those in ...

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Involved Parents Students Protect Friends
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There are a number of ways that parents can both prevent and recognize a problem with prescription drugs. These fall into three main categories:

  1. Educate yourselves.
  2. Ensure your home is safe from prescription drugs.
  3. Look out for warning signs of prescription drug abuse.


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Following are ways you can keep yourself and your friends safe:

  1. Form friendships with people who aren’t using prescription drugs.
  2. Avoid parties or other social situations where drugs will be included.
  3. If you find yourself in a situation where a friend has taken prescription drugs, watch over them closely until you know for sure they are OK.