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

Berks County Opioid Settlement Funds

For services that address the opioid crisis in Berks

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What's Happening

Events

Check out our upcoming trainings & events
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In The News

A Look Back at 2023 at COCA
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Featured Blog Post

SAVE offers alternative to suspension for vaping
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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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Youth Leadership Council


The Youth Leadership Council is open to all Berks County high school students interested in acting as the youth voice for prevention in Berks County.

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BCTV & WEEU


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

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Pat Ganter Scholarship


This $5,000 award is available to Berks County High School Seniors. Deadline to apply for the 2024 scholarship round is April 15.

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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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Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action (Formerly Kick Butts Day)


A national day of activism that takes place in March every year, encouraging youth to live tobacco-free.

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Parents Who Host Lose the Most


Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a public health media campaign to remind parents that it is unsafe, unhealthy, and illegal to provide alcohol for underage youth.

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2022/2023 Statistics

16,755Prevention Info Distributed

2,703Narcan Kits Distributed

909Warm 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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