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

 

Mar
26
Sun
Dose of Awareness 5K Walk and Health Expo @ Ygnacio Valley Park
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

3rd Annual “Dose of Awareness” 5K Walk and Health Expo
Sunday, March 26, 2017   1:00-3:30 PM

Ygnacio Valley Park   901 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518

Join us for the 3rd Annual “Dose of Awareness” 5K Walk and Health Expo where you’ll walk in memory of thousands of Americans who have been lost to our national prescription drug abuse epidemic and honor those who are in recovery.

Mission:  Educate and equip youth and adults of all ages with information and resources that can help keep them safe and provide support they need for recovery.

Goal:  inspire and engage every Bay Area community member to join our fight to end prescription drug abuse and its potentially devastating consequences.

Registration Required:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-dose-of-awareness-5k-walk-and-health-expo-tickets-31100279774?aff=es2

Schedule: 1:00-3:30

1:00 – 3:30      Health Expo and Youth Activity Center Open

1:00-1:30        Registration Check In

1:30-1:45        Opening Remarks

                         Emcee:  Cheryl Jennings, ABC7/KGO News

                         April Rovero, Executive Director, NCAPDA

                         Timothy Grayson, CA State Assemblyman

                         Karen Mitchoff, Contra Costa County Supervisor

                         Laura Hoffmeister, Concord Mayor

                         Also Invited: 

                         Mark DeSaulnier, U.S. Congressman

1:45-2:30        5K Walk

2:30-3:00        Guest Speakers

                         Dan Peddycord, Contra Costa County Public Health Director

                         Stephen Buzzeo, DEA Diversion Program Manager

3:00-3:20        Loved Ones Tribute – Chaplain Nick Vleisides

3:20-3:30        Closing Remarks 

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.

 

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
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