Older adults often confront physical and social changes that can increase their vulnerability to substance misuse.
The District Attorney has issued a public health alert in response to over 100 reported overdoses that required medical attention during the weekend of Sept. 11 in Berks.
A BCTV episode about efforts to reduce drug overdoses county-wide.
In December 2020, Berks County officials reported an uptick in overdose deaths.
In an October 2020 Reading Eagle article, local experts voiced concerns about the impact of the pandemic on abuse and addiction.
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.
Individuals struggling with a gambling disorder may be more vulnerable during the pandemic.
COCA Prevention Specialist Teresa Detweiler shares her expertise on vaping.
Local programs and initiatives continue to fight the opioid epidemic in Berks Co.
Pennsylvania continues to be one of the hardest-hit states by the opioid epidemic.
Did you know that online gaming can lead to gambling?