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.

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.

 

Oct
6
Sat
2018 FED UP! Washington D.C. Events @ Washington D.C.
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 8:30 pm

We’re FED UP! and we’re calling for immediate,  comprehensive and sustained Federal action to end the epidemic of opioid related addiction and overdose deaths.

Join us for three events in Washington D.C. over Columbus Day weekend.  Immerse yourself in various art forms connected to our opioid epidemic at our ARTful Advocacy event in the evening on 10/6.  The next morning, we’ll demonstrate in front of the Sackler Gallery on the National Mall in protest of the family that has become wealthy from the sale of their killer drug, OxyContin.

Join us in the afternoon on 10/7 for the biggest rally of its kind in 2018 where thousands of Americans will be demanding action, not just words, from our Federal government to end our nation’s opioid epidemic.  Network with others battling for lives in this space and participate in an evening vigil to remember and celebrate our lost loved ones.  We’ll all end the evening with our Opioid March to the White House and a call-to-action closing.

Register for all three events by visiting:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-fed-up-rally-and-artful-advocacy-event-registration-46091417671

Space is limited to 275 for the ARTful Advocacy Event, so book soon!

Nov
26
Mon
Amazon Smile Holiday Giving @ NCAPDA On-Line Donations
Nov 26 @ 8:23 pm – Dec 31 @ 9:23 pm

Shop on www.amazonsmile.com and select the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) as your charity of choice.  NCAPDA will then receive a donation from Amazon for each of your purchases on Cyber Monday and beyond.  Almost everything you’re looking for can be found on Amazon Smile’s website vs. Amazon.com and it won’t cost you a penny extra.  You’ll be supporting NCAPDA’s vital educational programs that are saving lives from prescription drug related impacts.  Thank you!

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
24
Sun
FREE – Dose of Action Film Festival – Concord, CA @ Concord Brenden Theater
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

America’s prescription drug and illegal opioid overdose crisis is taking a toll on every community in Contra Costa County. Join us to learn through film and courageous dialog about this epidemic and what actions YOU can take to help protect yourself and those you care about.

Discussion Panel immediate following the film screenings will include:

April Rovero (Moderator) – Executive Director Against Prescription Drug Abuse
Tony LaGreca – Producer and Cast Member of Circle of Addiction
Symmes Culbertson – Louisiana State University Student and Screenwriter and Producer of Only The Good
Dan Peddycord – Contra Costa County Public Health Director
CourAGE Students

FREE Naloxone training and overdose rescue kits will be available throughout the film festival.

Jan
11
Sat
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.

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

Apr
26
Mon
Education 4 Action @ Virtual Zoom Session
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for this basic prescription drug safety workshop that will include opioid overdose rescue training.  Suitable for teens and a must-attend for parents and caregivers of teens and young adults.