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.

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

 

Apr
28
Sat
National Rx Take Back Day @ Find a location near you: https://takebackday.dea.gov/
Apr 28 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Help ensure that unused, unwanted and expired medications sitting in your home medicine cabinet (or other place) don’t get taken and misused by a curious teen or drug-seeking adult.  Gather them up and drop them off during the DEA’s National Rx Take Back Day on 4/28 between 10-2pm (at most locations across the country). While you are there, check to see where you can drop off medications as you need to throughout the year.

Visit this website to see what drop off site is closest to you:  https://takebackday.dea.gov/ 

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
2
Sat
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

Mar
13
Wed
TEDx Talks DVHS @ Dougerty Valley Performing Arts Center
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a great evening of engaging presentations by students and community leaders from the San Ramon Valley area.  This is a free event, but please register so the student organizers know how many to expect. 

Guest Speakers and Topics:
  • Michelle Gachelin, Student, on the intolerance towards “foreigners”
  • Tristan Shaughnessy, Student, on the misperceptions about Russia and other countries
  • Ruhika Nandy, Student, on the interpretations of street art
  • Namrata Keskar, Student, on the Theory of Mind
  • Azine Davoudzadeh, School AP Computer Science teacher, on a long-term study of women in computer science
  • Andy Madeira, Eden Housing Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development, on the merits of low-income housing
  • April Rovero, Founder of National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Use, on drug abuse among youth
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!

Dec
9
Mon
Naloxone Training @ Danville Grange Hall
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join NCAPDA for this FREE Naloxone Training on December 9th.  Learn the signs of overdose and how to administer life-saving Naloxone.  FREE Narcan rescue kits (spray version of Nalxoone) will be available to those who participate in this training.  If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, please contact NCAPDA at 925-480-7723 or info@ncapda.org if you’re unable to attend the training but are in need of a kit and can’t afford to purchase one on your own.

Please note:  Most pharmacies in California and in many other states provide Naloxone over-the-counter and most insurance companies cover it.

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.