Participation at public events is our primary method of creating prescription drug abuse awareness.

We offer the following event services:

  • Speaking engagements
  • Panel discussion participation
  • Roundtable discussions at schools

 
If you are interested in having us participate at one of your events, submit our service request form. Here are past and future events we are associated with.

Jan
30
Mon
Tips for Change Fundraiser @ Gianni's Italian Bistro
Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm
Tips for Change Fundraiser @ Gianni's Italian Bistro | San Ramon | California | United States

This is a fundraiser for NCAPDA.  All tips and 10% of all sales this night will be donated to us.

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Feb
3
Fri
Documentary Film Screening: ‘Chasing the Dragon’ @ St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a FREE screening of the acclaimed ‘Chasing the Dragon’ documentary film produced by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration to help curb America’s national prescription opioid abuse problem. Stay for a panel discussion with local experts to learn about opioid addiction and how you, your family and friends can avoid it.

Feb
11
Sat
She’s All That! Middle School Conference @ California High School
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

She’s All That! is an exciting and distinctive event for all 5th – 8th grad girls and their parents.  This special conference includes an inspirational keynote presentation, a “Live Your Dream!” Expo, a choice of three workshops, lunch and prizes.  Pre-registration is required and classes will be filled on a first-registrered basis.  NCAPDA will be leading the parent workshop ‘Dose of Awareness;

What EVERY PARENT Needs to Know’.

Mar
6
Mon
Tweens and Teens: Drug Trends and Parenting Tips @ Pine Valley Middle School
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

PRESENTED BY PINE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA

The majority of  students in our schools are not abusing substances, but how do you know for sure that your child is among them?

Join us for a candid conversation about local drug trends and get parenting tips that can help your child successfully navigate drug free through their teen and young adult years.  Open to ALL SRVUSD and surrounding community parents.

Guest Speakers:

Moderator:  Jim Hansen, President, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Bill Clarkson, Mayor City of San Ramon

Rick Schmitt, Superintendent of San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Michelle Goldberg, School Resource Officer with San Ramon Police Department

April Rovero, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Linda Turnbull, Executive Director, Teen Esteem

Sponsored by:

Pine Valley Middle School PTA

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

San Ramon Police Department

Contact Melanie Hansen/PTA for Questions or More Information:  melanie@hansen@yahoo.com

 

Mar
8
Wed
Dose of Awareness: Prescription Drug Trends & Parenting Tips @ Orinda Community Center Room #8
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us for this important parent education event to learn about:

  • Local Drug Trends
  • Signs & Symptoms of Drug Abuse
  • Law Enforcement’s Perspective
  • How to Properly Manage and Dispose of Prescription Medications

Guest Presenters:

Lieutenant Tim Simmons, Richmond Police Officer & CA Licensed Pharmacy

April Rovero, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Jaime Rich, Coordinator of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) Lamorinda

 

 

Mar
12
Sun
Documentary Film Screening: ‘Chasing the Dragon’ @ Brenden Theater Concord
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. is now drug overdose, and opioids (prescribed painkillers and heroin) and involved in the majority of these fatalities.

Education can help turn this situation around.  Join us for a FREE screening of the acclaimed ‘Chasing the Dragon’ documentary film produced by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration to help curb America’s national opioid abuse epidemic. Stay for a panel discussion with local experts to learn what you can personally do to avoid becoming a victim and to help protect the health of your family members and friends.

Moderator: April Rovero, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Guest Speakers: 

Leslie Tomaich, Drug Enforcement Administration

Scott Schelble, Federal Bureau of Investigations

Dan Peddycord, CC County Public Health Director

Linda  Hickman, New Leaf Treatment Center

Appropriate for Middle and High School Youth and Adults of All Ages

FREE Movie Passes for All Attendees, Compliments of Brenden Theater Concord

 

Mar
13
Mon
American Greed: Making a Killing – Doctor Drug Killer @ CNBC
Mar 13 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tune in on Monday, 3/13 to view American Greed’s expose of Dr. Lisa Tseng who is serving 30 years to life in prison for prescribing medications illegally that her patients died from, including NCAPDA’s Founder’s son, Joseph (Joey)  John Rovero, III.  Watch trailer here:   http://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Mar
26
Sun
Dose of Awareness 5K Walk and Health Expo @ Ygnacio Valley Park
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

3rd Annual “Dose of Awareness” 5K Walk and Health Expo
Sunday, March 26, 2017   1:00-3:30 PM

Ygnacio Valley Park   901 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518

Join us for the 3rd Annual “Dose of Awareness” 5K Walk and Health Expo where you’ll walk in memory of thousands of Americans who have been lost to our national prescription drug abuse epidemic and honor those who are in recovery.

Mission:  Educate and equip youth and adults of all ages with information and resources that can help keep them safe and provide support they need for recovery.

Goal:  inspire and engage every Bay Area community member to join our fight to end prescription drug abuse and its potentially devastating consequences.

Registration Required:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-dose-of-awareness-5k-walk-and-health-expo-tickets-31100279774?aff=es2

Schedule: 1:00-3:30

1:00 – 3:30      Health Expo and Youth Activity Center Open

1:00-1:30        Registration Check In

1:30-1:45        Opening Remarks

                         Emcee:  Cheryl Jennings, ABC7/KGO News

                         April Rovero, Executive Director, NCAPDA

                         Timothy Grayson, CA State Assemblyman

                         Karen Mitchoff, Contra Costa County Supervisor

                         Laura Hoffmeister, Concord Mayor

                         Also Invited: 

                         Mark DeSaulnier, U.S. Congressman

1:45-2:30        5K Walk

2:30-3:00        Guest Speakers

                         Dan Peddycord, Contra Costa County Public Health Director

                         Stephen Buzzeo, DEA Diversion Program Manager

3:00-3:20        Loved Ones Tribute – Chaplain Nick Vleisides

3:20-3:30        Closing Remarks 

Apr
13
Thu
Prescription Drug Nation @ ODC Theater
Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm

 

April 13-16, 2017
ODC Theater, San Francisco
www.prescriptiondrugnation.com

Conceived by Bay Area composer Aaron Gervais, Prescription Drug Nation shows you the effects of six commonly overused or abused prescription drugs, interpreted through music and dance.

At NCAPDA, we know just how important this issue is, so we’re encouraging all our followers in the area to check out this upcoming production.

From the composer: Daily pharmaceutical use is so prevalent that we hardly notice it. Yet everyone’s lives have been touched by these powerful drugs—whether for good or for bad. Prescription Drug Nation pushes this chemical relationship into the foreground, using immersive music and riveting dance to help us see our own personal experiences in a new light.

More information at: www.prescriptiondrugnation.com

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May
13
Sat
Prescription Drug Nation @ ODC Theater
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – May 16 @ 2:00 pm

 

April 13-16, 2017
ODC Theater, San Francisco
www.prescriptiondrugnation.com

Conceived by Bay Area composer Aaron Gervais, Prescription Drug Nation shows you the effects of six commonly overused or abused prescription drugs, interpreted through music and dance.

At NCAPDA, we know just how important this issue is, so we’re encouraging all our followers in the area to check out this upcoming production.

From the composer: Daily pharmaceutical use is so prevalent that we hardly notice it. Yet everyone’s lives have been touched by these powerful drugs—whether for good or for bad. Prescription Drug Nation pushes this chemical relationship into the foreground, using immersive music and riveting dance to help us see our own personal experiences in a new light.

More information at: www.prescriptiondrugnation.com

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