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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.
The UDecide Program (UDP), formerly known as the Underage Drinking Program, is an educational program for young adults.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 »
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 »
Blue CARES is a collaborative program between Berks County Law Enforcement and the Council on Chemical Abuse.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 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 »
Applications are now being accepted for this $1,000 award available to a Berks County High School Senior.Read More »
Proper medication disposal prevents accidental and intentional misuse and helps protect the environment.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 »