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.

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


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!

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.


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, https://www.soroptimist-sr.org

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!

Zindagi Radio Voices Program: What Every Parent Needs to Know @ Radio Zindagi Channel 1170 AM
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join NCAPDA’s Youth Ambassadors and Executive Director to learn what parents need to know about mental health and substance use challenges teens face today, especially during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic we are in the midst of.  Will also be simulcast on Radio Zindagi Facebook Page and posted on NCAPDA’s YouTube channel when available to us.