March 21, 2022

Recovery on College Campuses

For many, college is a time of independence, self-discovery, and trying not to think about all that student debt piling up! It can also be a time when many experiment with alcohol and drug use, given the newfound freedom and/or stress of academics. In fact, college life itself can promote alcohol and drug use. Drinking, in particular, is often seen as a ritual for college life.

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January 24, 2022

Watch Our New Informational Videos

We recently introduced several new videos through our Addiction Doesn’t Define Me campaign, an ongoing effort to reduce the stigma of substance use disorder. The new videos feature testimonials of people in recovery, along with informative discussions by experts in the field of addiction and recovery.

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December 1, 2021

Vaping Trends Among Young People

For me, those were days when the telephone was attached to the wall in the kitchen and had a cord—I had a 20-minute time limit to talk so that the phone line wouldn’t be busy in case someone tried to reach my parents. I passed folded notes to my best friends in the halls of my high school in between periods.

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October 20, 2021

Narcan® Now Has an Extended Shelf Life

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October 12, 2021

Recovery & Relapse: Why a Return to Use is not Failure

When talking about the journey of recovery from substance use disorder, we often use the term “relapse” to describe someone who has returned to using a substance after a period of attempted recovery.

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September 27, 2021

Berks County Commissioners Recognized for Support of Substance Use Related Services

Representatives of the Council on Chemical Abuse (COCA) recently attended a September county commissioners meeting, in recognition of National Recovery Month. They thanked commissioners for funding services that support prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorder.

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September 15, 2021

Berks Co. Press Conference Addresses Rash of Overdoses

Over 100 overdoses were reported at Reading hospitals over the weekend of September 11 & 12, due to a illegal cocktail of heroin, fentanyl, xylazine (a horse tranquilizer) and an unknown substance.

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August 30, 2021

September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month, held every September, celebrates the gains made by those in long-term recovery from addiction. Now in its 32nd year, National Recovery Month raises awareness of new treatment and recovery practices and recognizes the dedication of service providers and community members who help make recovery possible.

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August 4, 2021

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

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July 27, 2021

What is Self-Care?

The term self-care refers to actions a person takes to promote their own well-being. Activities like yoga, exercise, healthy eating, and maintaining social connections all contribute to our self-care.

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