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
  • Middle and High School classroom presentations
  • Parent education activities

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.

She’s All That Conference @ California High School
Mar 2 @ 9:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The 15th Annual She’s All That is a conference specially designed for girls 5th-8th grade with a separate option for parents. The day includes Keynote speaker, Expo, choice of 3 sessions, lunch, goodie backpack, and raffle. NCAPDA is providing two parent workshops, “Dose of Awareness – What Every Parent Needs to Know”.

Sponsored by the non-profit, Soroptimist International of San Ramon Valley. For workshop information, conference schedule and other details visit their website,

TEDx Talks DVHS @ Dougerty Valley Performing Arts Center
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a great evening of engaging presentations by students and community leaders from the San Ramon Valley area.  This is a free event, but please register so the student organizers know how many to expect. 

Guest Speakers and Topics:
  • Michelle Gachelin, Student, on the intolerance towards “foreigners”
  • Tristan Shaughnessy, Student, on the misperceptions about Russia and other countries
  • Ruhika Nandy, Student, on the interpretations of street art
  • Namrata Keskar, Student, on the Theory of Mind
  • Azine Davoudzadeh, School AP Computer Science teacher, on a long-term study of women in computer science
  • Andy Madeira, Eden Housing Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, on the merits of low-income housing
  • April Rovero, Founder of National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Use, on drug abuse among youth
FREE Dose of Action Event: Healing Our Community @ Castro Valley Library
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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 health treatment, law enforcement, prevention specialists plus local parents who will share their impact stories.  Bring your questions – we’ll have answers to them!

FREE Dose of Action Film Screening – San Rafael, CA @ Marin
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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 this epidemic and what actions YOU can take to help protect yourself and those you care about.

This event is all about saving lives through education and breaking down stigma!


FREE – Dose of Action Film Festival – Concord, CA @ Concord Brenden Theater
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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 epidemic and what actions YOU can take to help protect yourself and those you care about.

Discussion Panel immediate following the film screenings will include:

April Rovero (Moderator) – Executive Director Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Tony LaGreca – Producer and Cast Member of Circle of Addiction
Symmes Culbertson – Louisiana State University Student and Screenwriter and Producer of Only The Good
Dan Peddycord – Contra Costa County Public Health Director
CourAGE Students

FREE Naloxone training and overdose rescue kits will be available throughout the film festival.

Monte Vista Health Class Presentations @ Monte Vista High School
Apr 8 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

NCAPDA will be providing classroom education at Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA.  No open to the public.

Monte Vista High School Classroom Presentations @ Monte Vista High School
Apr 10 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

NCAPDA will be providing 9th class health class presentations.  Not open to the public.

Contra Costa County MEDS Coalition Meeting @ Contra Costa County Health Services
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join NCAPDA and several other stakeholders at our monthly meeting where we’ll share our completed and upcoming prescription drug abuse prevention efforts throughout Contra Costa County.  Anyone is welcome!



CASCWA Conference @ Silverado Resort Napa, California
Apr 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA) is an organization comprised of school and community professionals who are dedicated to improving school climate, safety, and increasing school attendance.  Join them for their State Professional Development Conference this year in Napa at the Silverado Resort and Spa.  NCAPDA’s Executive Director will a workshop presenter for “Interactive Discussion:  Behavioral Health Screening”

RXSafe Marin Law Enforcement Opioid Conference & Training @ Marin County Office of Education
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

FREE event with the Law Enforcement community as the target audience.  Keynote speaker is Frank Riebli, Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.  Additional speakers will include April Rovero, NCAPDA’s Founder.