Addiction Education
& Recovery Support for Berks County, PA

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Events

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In The News

Great American Smoke Out is Nov. 18
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Featured Blog Post

Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 23-31
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Join us in-person or online COCA 2021 Annual Conference

Nov. 4, 8:30 am - 12: 30 pm

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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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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 Oct. 2021.

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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


Get the support and resources you need to help you quit by registering for one of our FREE classes.

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Safe Medication Disposal


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

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Tobacco Compliance


We are currently seeking youths ages 15-20 who are interested in drug and alcohol prevention to assist us with tobacco compliance checks.

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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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