Find out how we spent 2023.
The Council on Chemical Abuse has partnered with the Reading Royals to promote the John R. Elliot HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers®.
In recognition of The Great American Smoke Out on November 16, 2023 our Prevention Specialists are hosting COCA’s 2nd Annual No Nicotine November Traveling Quit Kit Tour!
Every September, we celebrate Recovery Month with events and activities that recognize the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery.
SOS Berks held a Recovery Simulation Event on April 20 that brought out nearly 80 people.
We’ve launched a new media campaign that seeks to educate Berks County youth about the risks of vaping.
The Council on Chemical Abuse staff attend numerous health fairs throughout Berks County where we provide the community with resources for substance use prevention, treatment and recovery.
The PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) recently highlighted the increased prevalence of alcohol misuse and available treatment options for alcohol use disorder.
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.
An unusually high number of overdoses were reported over the weekend of 4/10 due to a toxic mix of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine.
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.
The Council on Chemical Abuse has introduced a new Stigma Reduction Toolkit for Berks County Media and Communications Professionals.
On August 4, Governor Tom Wolf signed his 15th renewal of PA’s Opioid Disaster Declaration
The Council on Chemical Abuse is currently offering Berks County families FREE medication lock boxes and medication disposal bags. Offer valid while supplies last.