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RISE Center Update

Meeting space for mutual aid and self-help groups is now available at the RISE Center. To visit the center or receive FREE Narcan® kits and medication disposal bags please call Yvonne at (610) 750-7550 for an appointment.

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Regular RISE Center Hours

Currently open for limited evening and weekend meetings.


Big Mill Apartment Building - Ground Floor 702 N. 8th St, Reading, PA

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(610) 750-7550

Join our Recovery Groups

Spanish Speaking

Spanish-speaking recovery group for men and women. Open group discussion about recovery, the celebration of life, and hope. Coffee and snacks are available.

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Gamblers Anonymous

If you have a gambling problem or think you might, come and join our Gamblers Anonymous Support Group.

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3 C's Family Recovery Program

Family and friends of loved ones struggling with substance use disorder are invited to meet for an evening of conversation, hosted by Beckey VanEtten.

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Apps to Support Recovery

Looking for additional support? We've compiled a list of apps that can help you meet your recovery goals.

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The RISE Center (Recovery – Information – Support – Education) is a facility in Reading, PA hosting activities and events to support individuals and families in recovery from addiction. The center is a place for positive and mutually beneficial socializing, offering support and educational programs such as recovery-specific trainings, meetings and social activities.

Programming is determined by a steering committee comprised of Berks County community residents committed to promoting and advancing addiction recovery. It is not a drug and alcohol or mental health treatment facility, nor will anyone reside at the location. The center subscribes to the many pathways of recovery philosophy.

“On any given day, there may be a 12-step meeting, a Celebrate Recovery group, a painting class, and a personal skills development workshop,” Auman said. “The possibilities are endless. All are welcome.” – Jeffrey G. Auman, COCA Executive Board Member

FREE Narcan Kits

Narcan saves lives by reversing an overdose caused by an opioid drug. Free Narcan kits are available from the RISE Center for people who live and work in Berks County. Learn more.

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The RISE Center opened in September 2019. Read more about it in the News:

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