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.

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!

Oct
27
Sat
National Rx Take Back Day
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Time to clean out your medicine cabinets and properly dispose of expired and unwanted medications.  Go to www.deatakeback.com to find your nearest take back site.

Nov
13
Tue
@ California High School
Nov 13 @ 5:48 pm – Nov 14 @ 6:48 pm

NCAPDA will be presenting to 9th grade health class students at California High School.  Not open to the public.

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!

Jan
29
Tue
‘Only The Good’ World Premier @ Manship Theater
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the world premier screening of this short film produced by Louisiana State University students in response to the loss of close friends to overdose. Follow a day in the life of Jason, an average college student whose life is beginning to unravel thanks to the pills he uses to get through his days and nights.

A panel discussion will immediately follow the film screening that April Rovero, NCAPDA’s Founder and Executive Director, will participate in along with the other producers of the film, Symmes Culberton and Glen Pitre. and others.

This film is available a no cost to those who wish to use it for educational purposes.  Please contact NCAPDA at info@ncapda.org if you would like to preview the film to determine if you would like to screen it.

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!

Mar
23
Sat
FREE Dose of Action Film Screening – San Rafael, CA @ Marin
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

America’s prescription drug and illegal opioid overdose crisis, including fentanyl, is affecting almost every community in Marin County.  Join us to learn through film, informative presentations and thought-provoking dialogue about this epidemic and what actions YOU can take to help protect yourself and those you care about.

This event is all about saving lives through education and breaking down stigma!

Registration:  mark@families4saferschools.org

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.