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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (510) 230-1778.
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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!
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
FREE Naloxone training and overdose rescue kits will be available throughout the film festival.
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.
National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) increases awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates individuals living their lives in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that make it possible. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections”.
For more information and promotional resources, visit the new Recovery Month Website.
Join multiple talented R2ise Recovery artists as they share how their various art forms have helped support recovery for themselves and others. Will include interpretive dance, poetry, live music and more as shared by the artists themselves.
Register for the Zoom session link: Go Here