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.

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

 

Aug
31
Fri
Raleigh Rally for Change 2018 @ Bicentennial Plaza
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us in Raleigh and thousands of others around the world who will be rallying on International Overdose Awareness Day to:

  • Remember our loved ones lost to overdose
  • Eliminate stigma
  • Support those who have lost someone to overdose
  • Learn how YOU can make a difference!

 

Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring, tabling and/or helping to promote our Raleigh Rally for Change event on August 31st.

Frankie Andrews:  336-326-5325 or fandrews@ncapda.org

Randy Abbott: randy336-210-3711 or abbottwr@gmail.com

 

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!

Jan
24
Fri
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