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National Rx Take Back Day

Help ensure that unused, unwanted and expired medications sitting in your home medicine cabinet (or other place) don't get taken and misused by a curious teen or drug-seeking adult.  Gather ...

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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. Addiction Treatment Alternatives (ATA) Alameda/Contra Costa Medical Association Alameda County Supervisor Nate ...

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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.

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