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FREE Dose of Action Film Screening - San Rafael, CA

America's prescription drug and illegal opioid overdose crisis, including fentanyl, is affecting almost every community in Marin County.  Join us to learn through film, informative presentations and thought-provoking dialogue about ...

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FREE Dose of Action Event: Healing Our Community

Join us for an empowering community conversation about America's prescription drug/opioid overdose epidemic and how to protect our families from falling victim to it. Led by a panel of mental ...

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FREE - Dose of Action Film Festival - Concord, CA

America’s prescription drug and illegal opioid overdose crisis is taking a toll on every community in Contra Costa County. Join us to learn through film and courageous dialog about this ...

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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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