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2015 COCA Annual Conference


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wyomissing, PA
Thursday, November 5, 2015
7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Council on Chemical Abuse is pleased to announces its 17th annual conference – A Crisis in Berks: Our Response.  Addiction is all around us. We see it every day, be it in our neighborhoods, workplace, and through electronic and print of media. As much as treatment can be a clinically based interruption, sustained recovery provides a long term solution. Through sustained recovery, people no longer need to suffer, families can mend and heal and an overburdened criminal justice and social service system can unburden itself of clients involved due to an untreated addiction. Our crisis is real and deadly, our response is sustained recovery.

Download a copy of the 2015 Annual Conference Brochure

Keynote Speaker – John Shinholser, President of the McShin Foundation

shin_bwJohn Shinholser is a respected voice in the field of recovery, as well as a strong advocate of recovery messaging.  He will mix in a generous amount of seriousness and humor as he keeps all of us mindful of promoting and passing on the message of recovery.  In addition to his inspiring presentation, attendees will also be offered workshops on various aspects of addiction and recovery. Topics will include; current drug trends, pathways to recovery, how to support clients in their healing process, achieving balance, recovery messaging and recovery for the family.


Conference Workshops

All workshops are offered in the morning and again in the afternoon. Attendees are asked to indicate a preference for both an AM and PM workshop. Workshop preference will be selected on registration form.

Workshop One              RECOVERY MESSAGING
Workshop Two              PATHWAYS TO RECOVERY
Workshop Three           CURRENT DRUG TRENDS
Workshop Five              THE SUM OF OUR PARTS: LIVING WELL

Conference Sponsors

Council on Chemical Abuse
The Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/HealthChoices Program of Berks County
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
Berks County Children and Youth Services
Substance Abuse Service Providers Association of Berks County

Conference Registration

Online conference registration is now closed. Download a conference brochure and register by mail or fax

Exhibitor Registration

Click here to register as a conference exhibitor

Annual Conference Awards

Download Conference Awards Nomination Form

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