Marijuana has changed greatly over the last 50 years. It is a powerful drug, far stronger than it was in the 1970s, with the potential for serious consequences.
During April, COCA recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month by working to spread awareness of the dangers of unhealthy alcohol consumption.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most dangerous time of the year for substance use and alcohol-related deaths is around the holiday months.
The Great American Smoke Out challenges Americans to quit tobacco.
In an October 2020 Reading Eagle article, local experts voiced concerns about the impact of the pandemic on abuse and addiction.
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.
This workshop for youth and adolescents explores potential issues that exist in the world of online gambling and video gaming.
The coronavirus has led to an upheaval in society that has impacted the way people are consuming alcohol.
Individuals struggling with a gambling disorder may be more vulnerable during the pandemic.
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?
New research suggests that early alcohol exposure can come back to haunt a person later in life.
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.
Problem gambling often has no visible symptoms, but its impact on the brain is similar to that of drugs or alcohol.