Addiction Education
& Recovery Support for Berks County, PA

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Annual Report Celebrates 50 Years
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COCA's 2021 Annual Conference
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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

Narcan® is the brand name for the drug naloxone, a lifesaving medication that can reverse an overdose caused by opioids (i.e. prescription pain medication or heroin).

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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

Our Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth ages 10-14 helps families build stronger bonds through fun activities over seven weeks. Next cohort begins in early 2022.

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Certified Recovery Specialist Training

The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) credential qualifies drug and alcohol peers who are in recovery to help others move into and through the recovery process.

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Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

Our FREE classes offer support, guidance and free nicotine replacement therapy to help people quit tobacco.

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Safe Medication Disposal

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

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COCA hosts monthly episodes on BCTV and WEEU on topics related to prevention, recovery and treatment of addiction.

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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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