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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


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In The News

Learn about our new Be Clever Vape Never Campaign
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Featured Blog Post

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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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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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Pat Ganter Scholarship

This $5,000 award is available to Berks County High School Seniors. Submissions for the 2023 scholarship are due on April 25.

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Awareness Campaigns

The Council on Chemical Abuse participates in more than a dozen local, state and national campaigns that raise awareness about substance use prevention, treatment and recovery.

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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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National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

A month-long campaign in March to draw attention to the issue of problem gambling, and to the availability of prevention and treatment.

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2021/2022 Statistics

23,192Prevention Info Distributed

2,462Narcan Kits Distributed

867Warm 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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