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.

Naloxone Training @ Danville Grange Hall
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join NCAPDA for this FREE Naloxone Training on December 9th.  Learn the signs of overdose and how to administer life-saving Naloxone.  FREE Narcan rescue kits (spray version of Nalxoone) will be available to those who participate in this training.  If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, please contact NCAPDA at 925-480-7723 or if you’re unable to attend the training but are in need of a kit and can’t afford to purchase one on your own.

Please note:  Most pharmacies in California and in many other states provide Naloxone over-the-counter and most insurance companies cover it.

See The Bigger Picture…For a Brighter Future @ Alcosta Senior and Community Center
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We invite parents, teachers and others who work with adolescents to join us for an interactive, engaging evening of learning.  Includes a panel discussion, real life display of a teen bedroom, info booths, naloxone overdose rescue training and FREE Narcan (spray version of naloxone) for those who want to take a rescue kit home.

Dec 17 2019 @ 10:56 pm – Jan 4 2020 @ 11:56 pm

We ask that you choose the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse as the charity you donate to when purchasing through Amazon. Instead of their usual website, go to and designate our organization as the non-profit you would like a percent of your purchase to go to.

It doesn’t cost a penny more for you to use this site – Amazon does the donating for you.  And, you’ll be supporting the NCAPDA’s community education programs that are critical to turning America’s prescription drug related addiction and overdose death crisis around.

Don’t let those available $$ go unassigned.  If not us, then choose another non-profit that can benefit from your support!

You can also support NCAPDA by making an on-line donation via our website:

Wishing you a healthy and happy 2020!

NCAPDA Board and Staff

Happy New Year!
Jan 1 @ 12:27 am – Dec 31 @ 1:27 am

NCAPDA’s 2020 Plan

Goals:  Prevent prescription drug related substance use disorder (SUD) and overdose deaths through community education, policy change and legislative advocacy.

  • Continue community education through our outreach programs – Teens – Parents – Educators – Seniors – Community Leaders – Community Service Groups – Medical Community – Law Enforcement – Everyone!
  • Continue advocacy work at the state and Federal levels
  • Continue Naloxone/Narcan community distribution program
  • Grow Youth Intern Group
  • Grow Speaker’s Bureau

Contact us to learn how you can volunteer with us to tackle America’s prescription drug misuse and overdose crisis. or 925-480-7723



Call for Artists @ San Ramon Community Center
Jan 10 @ 11:53 pm – Apr 12 @ 12:53 am

NCAPDA is seeking artists 18+ years old to submit artwork for our first Art for Action event that will be held at the San Ramon Community Center in San Ramon, CA on April 26, 2020 from 1-4pm.

Please double click on the flier above to learn more and then move on to the Art for Action Entry Form by clicking on the link below if you would like to submit your art for this unique community event.

Be sure to complete your art submission process by paying the $25 non-refundable processing fee that can be managed from the link below.

Art for Action Entry Form:  Entry Form

$25 Exhibit Fee:  Exhibit Fee Payment

Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness: What Everyone Needs to Know @ Amador Rancho Center
Jan 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

No family is immune to the potential negative impacts from prescription drugs, particularly opioids that are commonly prescribed for pain management.  Learn how to properly manage your medications, how to recognize a family member may be developing a substance use disorder and what resources are available if needed.  Opioid overdose rescue training will be included and free Naloxone rescue kits will be available for those who this FREE community education event.

YOUTH ART CONTEST – Winners Announced!
Jan 24 @ 7:11 am – May 27 @ 11:45 pm

Thanks to all of the high school students in Alameda and Contra Costa counties who participated in our 2020 ‘My Natural High’ Art Contest and congratulations to our winners!  We had some amazing art submitted, making it difficult to choose who would be awarded our three prizes.

Amazon gift cards have been presented to our contest winners and all participants have received a certificate of recognition and will have their art posted on the Contra Costa County Art and Culture Commission website in their youth summer art gallery.

Winning Artists

1st Place –  Sathvika Sitaraman

2nd Place –  Sudiksha Vaidyanathan

3rd Place – Sophie Krayna


Fighting For Hope – Postponed @ Dougherty Valley High School Commons
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

FREE Mental Health Awareness Event “FIGHTING FOR HOPE” for Teens 13-18 hosted by teens of the San Ramon Valley Community Interact Club.  They will have the pleasure of interacting with George Caldwell, his team and 4 of his therapeutic trained Llamas as well as the following speakers:

  •  Dr. James Turner M.D. and author of “Time and Effort”
  •  April Rovero, Executive Director of NCAPDA who will include opioid overdose rescue training in her presentation
  • Colleen Millen LMFT of Discovery Center of Danville


Additional Event Features:

Fun With Therapy Animals – Activities – Music – Food/Ice Cream

Note:  FREE Naloxone overdose rescue kits for those who attend training.

For more info on George Caldwell of “Llamas of Circle Home” go to


She’s All That! Conference – Postponed @ California High School
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join NCAPDA for our parent workshop offered twice during this conference:

Dose of Awareness: What EVERY Parent Needs to Know

It’s not easy for parents to stay on top of all those new trends in their child’s world that could lead to risky behavior. This multi-media workshop will help close that information gap and provide parents with important knowledge and tools they need to navigate through those challenging adolescent years.

Presentation Topics:
Media Influences
Image Disorders
Current Teen Drug Use/Abuse Trends
Technology Dangers
Adolescent Party Scene
Parenting Tips

Workshop Leader: April Rovero, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse,

Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Claim Deadline
May 5 @ 10:18 pm – Jun 30 @ 11:18 pm


June 30, 2020 is the deadline for victims and families impacted by America’s opioid crisis to be included in the national bankruptcy settlement against Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin and other opioids.  To file a claim on your own, you can go to this website:

It may not be necessary for Purdue Pharma’s opiates to have been the cause of impact to qualify.  You can receive a free eligibility evaluation by a trusted law firm, Eisenberg and Associates, by completing a short confidential case evaluation at, by email at or by calling 1-888-753-5241.  They can also manage the claim process for you if you would rather have an attorney manage it for you.

Understandably, you may not want to consider taking $$ Purdue Pharma made off the loss and destruction of lives their drugs affected, but it’s VERY important that all of us who have been impacted hold them accountable for the their role in stimulating the worst drug epidemic in American history. Any $$ received can always be donated to a family member or friend in need or to a non-profit organization battling this epidemic. It costs $0 to file a claim yourself and there is no up front cost to you for an attorney to manage the claim for you.  They will just take a predetermined percentage of any settlement you receive.

lease take action today and share this request with others who have been impacted by this devastating national health crisis.