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The Council on Chemical Abuse provides a number of programs on substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery in Berks County.
While schools are closed due to COVID-19 and we are unable to provide in-person instruction, we have developed a number of virtual educational resources.Read More »
Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug (i.e. prescription pain medication or heroin).Read More »
The UDecide Program (UDP), formerly known as the Underage Drinking Program, is an educational program for young adults.Read More »
Proper medication disposal prevents accidental and intentional misuse and helps protect the environment.Read More »
COCA hosts monthly episodes on BCTV and WEEU in order to keep Berks County residents updated on topics related to addiction.Read More »
The RISE Center (Recovery – Information – Support – Education) is a new facility in Reading, PA.Read More »
The Marijuana Diversion Program allows Berks County residents who have been charged with possession.Read More »
Due to COVID-19, classes have been suspended. Click to find online resources.Read More »
Blue CARES is a collaborative program between Berks County Law Enforcement and the Council on Chemical Abuse.Read More »
The Warm Handoff Program works to provide treatment intervention to individuals who enter hospitals with substance use disorders.Read More »
The Council on Chemical Abuse, in collaboration with the Berks County Library System, hosts an Addiction Resource Library that is open to the public.Read More »
This $1,000 award is available to Berks County High School Seniors. The 2020 submission period has ended.Read More »
The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) credential qualifies drug and alcohol peers who are in recovery to help others move into and through the recovery process.Read More »
We are currently seeking youths under the age of 18 who are interested in drug and alcohol prevention to assist us with tobacco compliance checks.Read More »