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Our Programs

The Council on Chemical Abuse provides a number of programs on substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery in Berks County.

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Virtual Prevention Education

Check out our virtual prevention lessons for students in grades K-12.

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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

Our new Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth ages 10-14 helps families build stronger bonds through fun activities over seven weeks.

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FREE Narcan® Kit

Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug (i.e. prescription pain medication or heroin).

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The UDecide Program (UDP), formerly known as the Underage Drinking Program, is an educational program for young adults.

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Safe Medication Disposal

Proper medication disposal prevents accidental and intentional misuse and helps protect the environment.

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COCA hosts monthly episodes on BCTV and WEEU in order to keep Berks County residents updated on topics related to addiction.

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RISE Center

The RISE Center (Recovery – Information – Support – Education) is a new facility in Reading, PA.

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Marijuana Diversion

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.

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Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

Our tobacco cessation classes have gone virtual! Get the support and resources to quit without leaving home.

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Blue CARES is a collaborative program between Berks County Law Enforcement and the Council on Chemical Abuse.

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Berks County Warm Handoff Program

The Warm Handoff Program works to provide treatment intervention to individuals who enter hospitals with substance use disorders.

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Pat Ganter Scholarship

This $1,000 award is available to Berks County High School Seniors. The 2021 submission period is March 1 - April 16.

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Certified Recovery Specialist Training

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.

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Tobacco Compliance

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.

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