Addiction Education
& Recovery Support for Berks County, PA

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When it comes to addiction, every second counts. Berks County residents have access to free NARCAN® and safe, affordable treatment options. Learn more

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Events

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In The News

Prevention Week is May 9-15
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Featured Blog Post

Gambling Awareness Poster Contest Winners Announced
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Educating and assisting in addiction recovery

The Council on Chemical Abuse, also known as COCA, is a non-profit agency that provides addiction resources, prevention education and recovery support for Berks County, PA

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FREE Narcan® Kit


Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug (i.e. prescription pain medication or heroin).

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UDecide


The UDecide Program (UDP), formerly known as the Underage Drinking Program, is an educational program for young adults.

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Free Tobacco Cessation Classes


Our tobacco cessation classes have gone virtual! Get the support and resources to quit without leaving home.

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Youth Engagement Programs


The Council on Chemical Abuse offers several programs that actively engage Berks County youth in prevention causes.

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Blue CARES


Blue CARES is a collaborative program between Berks County Law Enforcement and the Council on Chemical Abuse.

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Safe Medication Disposal


Proper medication disposal prevents accidental and intentional misuse and helps protect the environment.

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Kathy’s Story

“A lot of times the judgement and stigma seems to fall on the shoulders of mothers. If we want to see sustainable changes I think it’s important for everyone to end the stigma of addiction.” – Kathy S.

 

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2019/2020 Statistics

9,000+Students reached

1,236Narcan Kits Distributed

1,510People Funded for Treatment

Learn About Current Issues

Smoking, Vaping and COVID-19


Experts believe smokers are vulnerable to the most dangerous impacts of COVID-19.

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Our Vaping & JUULing Toolkit


Download the toolkit for fact sheets, local data, tips and resources on vaping.

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Opioid Epidemic in Berks County


Pennsylvania continues to be one of the hardest-hit states by the opioid epidemic.

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