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COCA In The News

The articles below feature news items directly related to the Council on Chemical Abuse’s programs or to substance abuse related issues that impact Berks County

9/12/19 Addiction recovery center opens in restored outlet center in Reading (Reading Eagle)
9/12/19 COCA opens recovery center focused on support, fun (WFMZ)
8/19/19 As Drug Overdose Deaths Soared, So Did the Supply of Opioid Pills in Berks Co. (Reading Eagle)
8/2/19 Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania opioid deaths down (Reading Eagle)
7/9/19 Construction Begins on New COCA Resource Center (WFMZ)
4/10/19 New Drug-Abuse Recovery Center Gets Lease on Life in Reading (Reading Eagle)
4/4/19 Police look to nurturing follow-up home visits to help opioid addicts (Lebanon Daily News)
3/6/19 Black Balloon Day highlights ongoing fight against opioids (WFMZ)
11/1/18 SOS Berks looks to reduce opioid overdose deaths (WFMZ)
11/1/18 Berks Opioid Coalition introduces itself at anti-drug abuse conference (Reading Eagle)
9/13/18 Opioid overdose training session held in Spring Township (Reading Eagle)
9/13/18 BARTA Transportation Center top spot for overdoses in Berks (WFMZ)
9/7/18 Berks County commissioners hear praise for drug treatment agency (Reading Eagle)
7/13/18 Drug deaths level off in Berks, other counties (Reading Eagle)
5/24/18 Human services grant impacts thousands of Berks residents (WFMZ)
2/28/18 Pennsylvania drug overdose deaths outpacing all other states (Reading Eagle)
2/11/18 Pennsylvania’s drug treatment industry is growing rapidly and it raises concerns (Reading Eagle)
2/10/18 Drugstores can dispense naloxone, but many Berks pharmacists don’t know that (Reading Eagle)
2/7/18 Gov. Tom Wolf backs away from merging four state agencies (Reading Eagle)
1/20/18 Grant aims to help families of incarcerated substance abusers in Berks prison (Reading Eagle)
1/19/18 Opioid crisis draws a crowd in Douglassville (Reading Eagle)
1/18/18 Opioid crisis will be highlighted at meeting in Amity Township (Reading Eagle)
1/12/18 Gov. Wolf announces disaster declaration for the heroin and opioid epidemic (BCTV.org)
1/10/18 Pa. opioid ‘disaster emergency’ plans to help Berks facility (WFMZ)