Every September, the Council on Chemical Abuse recognizes National Recovery Month by inviting members of the recovery community to speak at a Berks County Commissioners meeting. This year, commissioners meetings are being held virtually, but that didn’t stop COCA Community Programs Specialist Yvonne Strohman from speaking. She, along with two others, thanked commissioners for backing programs that support drug and alcohol prevention, treatment and recovery.
“There are 33,000 Berks Countians who are living in long-term recovery, and I’m going to go out on a limb to say that the majority of those people are walking that path because of the benefits and resources from the county that are available to make sure that treatment is accessible. Many of these people have gone on to live well and make effective change in our community.”
Yvonne Strohman, quoted in a recent Reading Eagle article.