Addiction Education
& Recovery Support for Berks County, PA

I Need Help With Addiction I Need Educational Resources

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

Berks County Opioid Settlement Funds

For services that address the opioid crisis in Berks

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What's Happening


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In The News

Donate to the Friends of Drug Treatment Court
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Featured Post

Get Free tickets to Recovery Awareness Night
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Save the Date 2024 Annual Conference

Monday, Nov. 18, 2024 8a.m.-3p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading, PA

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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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Upcoming DDAP Trainings

COCA offers DDAP Trainings regularly throughout the year.

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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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2024 Summer Program: The Future is Prevention

Every summer, COCA's Prevention Team provides free prevention programming to Berks County summer camps, playgrounds and and youth programs.

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Harm Reduction

Harm reduction saves lives by lowering risks associated with substance use.

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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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Parents Who Host Lose the Most

Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a public health media campaign to remind parents that it is unsafe, unhealthy, and illegal to provide alcohol for underage youth.

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2022/2023 Statistics

16,755Prevention Info Distributed

2,703Narcan Kits Distributed

909Warm 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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