Awareness Campaigns

The Council on Chemical Abuse participates in a number of state and national campaigns that raise awareness about addiction and substance misuse, prevention, and recovery.

Campaigns we participate in include:

National Night Out

An annual campaign, held on the first Tuesday in August, to promote police-community partnerships and foster neighborhood camaraderie.

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National Problem Gambling Awareness Month

A month-long campaign in March to draw attention to the issue of problem gambling, and to the availability of prevention and treatment.

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Be a Berks County HERO

The HERO Campaign is dedicated to preventing drunk driving deaths and injuries by promoting the use of designated drivers.

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Parents Who Host Lose the Most

Parents Who Host Lose the Most is a public health media campaign to remind parents that it is unsafe, unhealthy, and illegal to provide alcohol for underage youth.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Every September, the FASD Awareness Campaign draws attention to the risks associated with drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

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Red Ribbon Week

An annual campaign during the last week in October, during which students wear red ribbons to illustrate their dedication to living drug-free.

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Great American Smoke Out

Every year, on the 3rd Thursday in November, Americans are urged to stop using tobacco or to support and encourage a friend or loved one to stop smoking.

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Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU)

The Tobacco Resistance Unit (TRU) is a movement throughout Pennsylvania to help youth aged 12 to 18 stay tobacco-free.

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Young Lungs at Play

An on-going campaign to eliminate children's exposure to second-hand smoke in parks and other public areas where children play.

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More Campaigns

Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action (Formerly Kick Butts Day)

A national day of activism that takes place in March every year, encouraging youth to live tobacco-free.

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Recovery Month

A month-long campaign in September to highlight the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery, and honor the service providers who make recovery possible.

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PA Stop

An on-going campaign through the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks and relationships between prescription painkillers and heroin use, and what to do when help is needed.

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World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on the last day of May. This tobacco holiday was created to bring greater awareness to the harmful effects of tobacco.

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Project Sticker Shock

Project Sticker Shock is an awareness campaign to educate the public and change attitudes about selling and serving alcohol to anyone under 21

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Other campaigns we participate in

Life Unites UsA campaign to end stigma around opioid use disorder

Take Down Tobacco DayFormerly Kick Butts Day; held annually in March

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