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Take a few minutes to view this short educational video on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose created by a member of NCAPDA's youth intern team. Free Narcan (spray version of naloxone) can be shipped to you if you aren't able to afford to purchase it by visiting: www.naloxoneforall.org. NCAPDA believes that everyone should keep naloxone on hand. You never know when you may unexpectedly need to administer it to a family member, friend or complete stranger in a public place. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our 2020 'My Natural High' Art Contest featuring art submissions from Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in California. Amazon e-cards have been presented to our contest winners and all participants have received a certificate of recognition and will have their art posted on the Contra Costa County Art and Culture Commission website in their youth summer art gallery. Special thanks to NCAPDA's youth interns who managed the contest, including the difficult judging process! ... See MoreSee Less

Mon June 15th

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA)

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10 years ago today, the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, opening up a world of opportunity to save lives through our educational programs, policy change and legislative advocacy.

This was just a few short months after losing our 21-year old son, Joseph (Joey) John Rovero, III, without any warning at all to an overdose of prescribed painkillers, xanax and alcohol. Joey was a Senior at Arizona State University and would have graduated in just 5 months with a Bachelor degree in Business and Communications. That last college party cost our beautiful son his life.

Our hearts were broken and will never be fully healed, but we truly believe that sharing Joey's life story with teens, parents and anyone else who would listen over the past 10 years has saved lives, which makes our loss bearable.

We want to give a shout out and huge thanks to everyone who has supported our work the past 10 years through sponsorships, grants, donations and volunteer support. This amazing support has made it possible for us to sustain NCAPDA's programs and also act as the fiscal sponsor for the Contra Costa County MEDS Coalition that we formed in 2012 and still lead.

I'd like to say that 10 years after our formation things have completely turned around with the prescription drug/opioid epidemic, but sadly there is still work to do. What I can say with certainty is that without NCAPDA, overdose deaths and substance use disorder levels would be even higher. We are committed to continuing our efforts until we can happily say our work is truly done. April Rovero, NCAPDA Founder and Executive Director
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Tue June 2nd

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA)

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June 30, 2020 is the deadline for victims and families impacted by America’s opioid crisis to be included in the national bankruptcy settlement against Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin and other opioids. To file a claim on your own, you can go to this website:https://www.purduepharmaclaims.com/

It may not be necessary for Purdue Pharma’s opiates to have been the cause of impact to qualify. You can receive a free eligibility evaluation by a trusted law firm, Eisenberg and Associates, by completing a short confidential case evaluation at www.opiatelawyers.com, by email at info@opiatelawyers.com or by calling 1-888-753-5241. They can also manage the claim process for you if you would rather have an attorney manage it for you.

Understandably, you may not want to consider taking $$ Purdue Pharma made off the loss and destruction of lives their drugs affected, but it’s VERY important that all of us who have been impacted hold them accountable for the their role in stimulating the worst drug epidemic in American history. Any $$ received can always be donated to a family member or friend in need or to a non-profit organization battling this epidemic. It costs $0 to file a claim yourself and there is no up front cost to you for an attorney to manage the claim for you. They will just take a predetermined percentage of any settlement you receive.

lease take action today and share this request with others who have been impacted by this devastating national health crisis.
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