Key Events

National Medication Abuse Awareness Month

National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM) is an annual campaign, observed throughout the month of October, to raise the public's ...

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Prescription Drug Safety

Join NCAPDA's Executive Director, April Rovero, and Dr. Dennis Barker, D.C. with Tice Valley Chiropractic to learn what prescription drug ...

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Narcan Training for Businesses

Contact NCAPDA to schedule a Narcan training session.  If the training is conducted at your workplace or other venue, FREE ...

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2020 Art For Action Postponed

2020 Art For Action Postponed

NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed.  It will be rescheduled once this public health emergency ...

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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.

  • Educate yourselves about prescription drug dangers and share what you learn with your children and other family members.
  • Lock up ALL medications and properly dispose of those that are expired or no longer needed.
  • Always demonstrate responsible use of ALL medications.

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Image of students carrying booksKeep yourself and your friends safe from substance abuse of any kind, including prescription drugs:

  • Form friendships with people who aren’t abusing prescription and other drugs (including alcohol).
  • Avoid parties or other social situations where drugs and/or alcohol are likely to be involved.
  • Learn the signs of prescription drug abuse and overdose and what action to take before it’s too late.

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