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The Winter 2018 edition focuses on the journey everyone must take after confronting addiction. It features, among other things, articles pertaining to Berks County’s prevention, treatment and recovery programs. It also offers tips for enjoying safe, healthy holidays, and a book review by COCA’s Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz, MSW.
The Response is a magazine put out by the Berks County Opioid Coalition, also known as SOS Berks. Its goal is to inform the public on a variety of topics related to substance use disorders. The Winter 2018 edition is only the second issue of the new magazine and it is chock full of information of interest to any one involved in or interested in learning more about the opioid crisis in Berks County.
COCA has played a key role in producing the magazine. It includes an article written by COCA Board Member Michael Kaucher about the inception and meaning of SOS Berks (Stop Overdoses Save Lives). Another article, co-written by COCA Executive Director Stanley Papademetriou along with Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt, discusses the progress being made in Berks County through SOS Berks.
The magazine is available online here. You can also pick up a hard copy for free from participating social service agencies, medical professionals and from the Council on Chemical Abuse.