Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in America, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It is especially popular among young people aged 18-25, many of whom believe it does not pose a health risk. Those beliefs are fortified by the legalization of both medicinal and recreational marijuana in a growing number of states. However, marijuana use can have serious, long-term negative effects on physical and mental health, especially in youth, young adults and women who are pregnant or nursing.
The Marijuana Diversion Program is a partner program with Berks County Magisterial District Judges to provide education to those charged with marijuana possession or paraphernalia.Read More »
The Council on Chemical Abuse has a team of Prevention Specialists who provide a variety of educational programs to schools and community groups in Berks County.Read More »
Every school district in Berks County has a SAP program. This program assists students with barriers to learning and provides resources to help address mental health and drug and alcohol problems.Read More »