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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PA Attorney General Highlights Berks Program
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Featured Blog Post

Don't make alcohol the focus of your next party
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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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Pat Ganter Scholarship

This $1,000 award is available to Berks County High School Seniors. The 2021 submission period is March 1 - April 16.

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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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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

Our new Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth ages 10-14 helps families build stronger bonds through fun activities over seven weeks.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Find out how we’re raising awareness through projects that encourage designated drivers, discourage underage drinking, and teach people to keep alcohol from becoming the focus of their party.


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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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