Feb
3
Fri
Documentary Film Screening: ‘Chasing the Dragon’ @ St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a FREE screening of the acclaimed ‘Chasing the Dragon’ documentary film produced by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration to help curb America’s national prescription opioid abuse problem. Stay for a panel discussion with local experts to learn about opioid addiction and how you, your family and friends can avoid it.

Mar
6
Mon
Tweens and Teens: Drug Trends and Parenting Tips @ Pine Valley Middle School
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

PRESENTED BY PINE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA

The majority of  students in our schools are not abusing substances, but how do you know for sure that your child is among them?

Join us for a candid conversation about local drug trends and get parenting tips that can help your child successfully navigate drug free through their teen and young adult years.  Open to ALL SRVUSD and surrounding community parents.

Guest Speakers:

Moderator:  Jim Hansen, President, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Bill Clarkson, Mayor City of San Ramon

Rick Schmitt, Superintendent of San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Michelle Goldberg, School Resource Officer with San Ramon Police Department

April Rovero, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Linda Turnbull, Executive Director, Teen Esteem

Sponsored by:

Pine Valley Middle School PTA

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

San Ramon Police Department

Contact Melanie Hansen/PTA for Questions or More Information:  melanie@hansen@yahoo.com

 

Mar
12
Sun
Documentary Film Screening: ‘Chasing the Dragon’ @ Brenden Theater Concord
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. is now drug overdose, and opioids (prescribed painkillers and heroin) and involved in the majority of these fatalities.

Education can help turn this situation around.  Join us for a FREE screening of the acclaimed ‘Chasing the Dragon’ documentary film produced by the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration to help curb America’s national opioid abuse epidemic. Stay for a panel discussion with local experts to learn what you can personally do to avoid becoming a victim and to help protect the health of your family members and friends.

Moderator: April Rovero, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Guest Speakers: 

Leslie Tomaich, Drug Enforcement Administration

Scott Schelble, Federal Bureau of Investigations

Dan Peddycord, CC County Public Health Director

Linda  Hickman, New Leaf Treatment Center

Appropriate for Middle and High School Youth and Adults of All Ages

FREE Movie Passes for All Attendees, Compliments of Brenden Theater Concord

 

Aug
31
Fri
Sacramento International Overdose Awareness Day Candle Light Vigil @ State Capitol - West Side Steps
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a Candle Light Vigil on International Overdose Awareness Day on the west side steps of the California State Capitol to remember our lost loved ones and support those they left behind.

Wear T-shirts, bring signs and other remembrances of loved ones lost to America’s overdose epidemic.  Stand beside us as we rally with a united call for action that will help bring an end to this public health crisis.

No family is immune from addiction and the possibility of overdose. Help us to:

  • Remember those lost to overdose
  • Comfort those who have been left behind
  • Reduce the stigma associated with drug-related addiction and overdose deaths
  • Learn what YOU can do to make a difference!

 

FREE:  Guest Speakers – Music – Information Tables

Together we can bring the change that will save lives!

Sep
1
Sat
Town Hall Meeting: Opioid Awareness
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hosted by the Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission

Town Hall Meeting:  Opioid Awareness

Guest Speaker:  April Rovero, Executive Director of NCAPDA

Learn what you need to know to help keep you, your family and friends safe from potential harmful downstream affects of painkillers and other opioids as well as other potentially addictive and dangerous medications.

We’ll explore America’s opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, it’s origins and impact, the impact on families, communities and our nation and what can be done to help turn around what has become the worst drug epidemic in American history.

RSVP at consumeraffairscommission@acgov.org or by telephone at (510) 230-1778.

 

Mar
22
Fri
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!

Mar
21
Sat
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 https://www.experiencellamas.com/

Registration:  https://forms.gle/MDg8ZpDtmUnVVmWp7