About Us

The Council on Chemical Abuse

Since 1972, the Council on Chemical Abuse has served in a lead role, offering the resources necessary to respond to the complex problems of substance abuse and addiction. Designated by the County Commissioners as the Single County Authority (SCA) for Berks County, the Council is responsible for the administration and management of publicly-funded alcohol, tobacco, and drug services. The Council is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors reflective of the local community.

The Council on Chemical Abuse serves as the coordinating agency for publicly supported drug and alcohol programming in Berks County. These services are made possible through the Berks County Board of Commissioners, tax dollars received from federal and state governments through the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (Pennsylvania Department of Health), and private monies received from client fees and private/corporate contributions. The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs specifically disclaims responsibilities for any analyses, interpretations, or conclusions herein.

Contact the Council

Council on Chemical Abuse
601 Penn Street, Suite 600, Reading, PA 19601
E-mail us at drugfree@cocaberks.org
Phone (610) 376-8669
Fax (610) 376-8423

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Additional Information

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