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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

Learn about our new Be Clever Vape Never Campaign
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Featured Blog Post

Congratulations to the Pat Ganter Scholarship Winner
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Learn About Our Programs

Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

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

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Overdose Education & Narcan® Distribution

Narcan® is the brand name for the drug naloxone, a lifesaving medication that can reverse an overdose caused by opioids.

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Medication Safety

Proper storage and disposal of medications prevents accidental and intentional misuse and helps protect the environment.

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GOALS: 2023 Summer Program

Our summer GOALS program is designed to provide prevention education that utilizes inclusive and enjoyable activities that teach youth the skills needed to avoid substances and lead healthy lives.

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Awareness Campaigns

The Council on Chemical Abuse participates in more than a dozen local, state and national campaigns that raise awareness about substance use prevention, treatment and recovery.

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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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Stories of RecoveryMichael's Story

“When we cannot separate the description of the disorder from the person...then you have stigma. ” – Michael

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Our Awareness Campaigns

Be a Berks County HERO

The HERO Campaign is dedicated to preventing drunk driving deaths and injuries by promoting the use of designated drivers.

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Project Sticker Shock

Project Sticker Shock is an awareness campaign to educate the public and change attitudes about selling and serving alcohol to anyone under 21

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World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on the last day of May. This tobacco holiday was created to bring greater awareness to the harmful effects of tobacco.

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2021/2022 Statistics

23,192Prevention Info Distributed

2,462Narcan Kits Distributed

867Warm Hand Off Interventions

Learn About Current Issues

Marijuana & Pregnancy – A Toolkit for Medical Professionals

Using marijuana during pregnancy may put the health of the mother and fetus at risk

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“Parents Who Host” – For Parents

Serving alcohol to teens is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable.

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News: Opioid Settlement Plan

Find out how COCA will allocate Berks County funds received from the nationwide opioid settlement.

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