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

Opioid Settlement Funds Read about the Berks County plan

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What's Happening

Events

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In The News

Job Openings: Fiscal Officer 1 & Drug & Alcohol Prevention Specialist
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Featured Blog Post

Learn about the HERO Campaign for designated drivers
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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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COCA’s Summer Journey to Support


For summer 2022, COCA's Prevention Staff are set to take youth on a journey to learn critical coping skills to avoid substance use.

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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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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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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

Substance Use and Older Adults


Older adults often confront physical and social changes that can increase their vulnerability to substance misuse.

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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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“Parents Who Host” – For Parents


Serving alcohol to teens is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable.

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