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

Events

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In The News

Now Open: Prevention Evaluation Request for Proposal
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Featured Blog Post

New Tobacco Cessation Classes Starting in January
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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 (i.e. prescription pain medication or heroin).

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Teen Prevention Coalition


Teens learn about substance use prevention, develop leadership skills, and make a difference in the community.

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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.

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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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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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Michael’s Story

“When we cannot separate the description of the disorder from the person…then you have stigma. So, instead of me having something that is challenging for me to overcome, I am the challenge that needs to be overcome by everybody else.” – Michael

 

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2020/2021 Statistics

105,804Prevention Info Distributed

1,666Narcan Kits Distributed

734People 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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