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.

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

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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 – Extended Deadline
Jan 24 @ 7:11 am – May 27 @ 11:45 pm

Qualifications: All public, private and home-schooled students attending high school (grades 9-12) in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California.

Prize Awards:  All contest participants are encouraged to attend NCAPDA’s Art for Action event on April 26, 2020 at the San Ramon Community Center where the top 20 winners will be recognized, and the top 3 winners will be awarded cash prizes.

Prizes:  These cash prizes will be awarded:

1st Place – $100

2nd Place – $75

3rd Place – $50

IMPORTANT:  Go to Art4Action for Art Contest Guidelines, Scoring Rubric and Contest Rules before designing and submitting your artwork for judging. 


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,