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In July, our prevention specialists handed out an estimated 5,000 booklets with prevention info and activities to libraries, summer camps, and other summer programs!
These online trainings were created for people in recovery and their allies.
The Council on Chemical Abuse is currently offering Berks County families FREE medication lock boxes and medication disposal bags. Offer valid while supplies last.
Our brand new COCA Creative Activities for Meaningful Prevention (CAMP) Challenge will provide weekly activities for families through July 27.
The center has provided withdrawal management services to the Berks community for many years and is one of a number of Tower Health closures due to revenue losses.
View the winning entries in our 2020 poster contest on Online Gaming: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Students in grades 2-5 are invited to watch a World No Tobacco Day video with engaging activities that teach kids the dangers of tobacco.
Watch a video of the SOS Berks Opioid Crisis Update, recorded on May 13. Learn about ongoing opioid treatment and recovery services in Berks County during COVID-19.
Experts believe smokers are vulnerable to the most dangerous impacts of COVID-19.
The coronavirus has led to an upheaval in society that has impacted the way people are consuming alcohol.
Treatment for substance use is still available from Berks County providers.
Those with problem gambling behaviors regularly experience social isolation, anxiety, stress, and depression with 20% of individuals expressing suicidal thoughts.
Find a list of available local drug and alcohol treatment providers who are still offering services during COVID-19.
Get links to local support groups that are meeting online during COVID-19.
Find resources for addressing the social and emotional needs of families and educators.
Stay connected with the recovery community with virtual resources!
With the recent closure of Pa. liquor stores, due to the COVID-19 breakout, drug and alcohol professionals worry this may trigger another wave of patients: those with alcohol dependency.
Check this page for updates regarding closures, cancelations and updates related to COVID-19.
COCA Prevention Specialist Teresa Detweiler shares her expertise on vaping.
Local programs and initiatives continue to fight the opioid epidemic in Berks Co.
Some behaviors, like gaming and gambling, can produce symptoms similar to substance use disorder.
Pennsylvania continues to be one of the hardest-hit states by the opioid epidemic.
Did you know that online gaming can lead to gambling?
A sell-out crowd of over 250 turned out to learn about Addiction & the Family.
The screenings, which are for parents and other adults, are available at no cost to districts.
RISE opened in September 2019, offering meetings and programs to support recovery.
COCA staff offer fun-filled prevention activities to summer camps, youth groups and other summer programs.
Throughout the summer of 2019, our Prevention Specialists offered a program that focused on kindness.
Tips for parents to help teens enjoy proms and graduations safely.
New research suggests that early alcohol exposure can come back to haunt a person later in life.
Download the toolkit for fact sheets, local data, tips and resources on vaping.
Data on prescriptions for controlled substances is used for drug abuse prevention and treatment.
It’s just as hard to quit smoking as it is for someone addicted to heroin to stop using drugs.
Today, when the opioid crisis has reached epidemic levels, we hear a great deal about addiction.
For Americans suffering from some type of gambling-related problem, March Madness can be a difficult time.