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Addiction Education
& Recovery Support for Berks County, PA

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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

What's Happening


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In The News

Free medication lock boxes & disposal bags available
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Featured Blog Post

COCA CAMP Challenge Comes to an End
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COVID-19 Treatment & Recovery Services

Find treatment and recovery services and resources in Berks County during COVID-19.

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Learn About Our Programs

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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COCA Camp Challenge

For summer 2020, we present COCA’s Creative Activities for Meaningful Prevention (CAMP) Challenge!  

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Virtual Prevention Education

While schools are closed due to COVID-19 and we are unable to provide in-person instruction, we have developed a number of virtual educational resources.

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COCA hosts monthly episodes on BCTV and WEEU in order to keep Berks County residents updated on topics related to addiction.

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Marijuana Diversion

The Marijuana Diversion Program allows Berks County residents who have been charged with possession.

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Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

While in-person classes have been suspended, we have put together a number of virtual and on-line resources to help you quit without leaving home.

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2018/2019 Statistics

13,574Students Educated

1,090Narcan Kits Distributed

1,571People Funded for Treatment

Meet Kristin S.

Eleven years ago, I hit rock-bottom. After 20 years of actively using drugs and experiencing all of the judgement that comes with it – low self-esteem, feelings of being ‘less-than’ – my family led me to seek treatment. I cannot express in words how my life has changed for the better since being in recovery. I have a life today.


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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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Opioid Epidemic in Berks County

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

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Alcohol and COVID-19

The coronavirus has led to an upheaval in society that has impacted the way people are consuming alcohol.

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