During April, COCA recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month by working to spread awareness of the dangers of unhealthy alcohol consumption, including underage drinking. Programs and events include:
Party with Purpose: Don’t make alcohol the focus of your next party. Join us for a fun and educational FREE virtual event on at 6 p.m. on April 21 that includes games, presentations and prizes.
Parents who Host Lose the Most: We provide free flyers, posters, banners and more for the Parents who Host campaign, reminding parents that it is unsafe, unhealthy, and unacceptable—and, in many communities, illegal—to provide alcohol for underage youth.
Project Sticker Shock: We organized a group of high school aged you to help us put stickers on cases of beer in Berks County stores warning that “It is illegal to purchase or provide alcohol to anyone under 21.”
The Hero Campaign: We are encouraging Berks County bars and restaurants to become Berks County HERO Establishments by promoting the use of designated drivers and offering drivers incentives.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness: We are reminding women that no amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy.
Above the Influence: A pre-recorded lesson on underage drinking created by our prevention specialists for students in grades 5 – 8. Watch video below: