January 2016: The topic for the show this month is de-stigmatizing mental health and addiction. Host, Yvonne Stroman will be joined by two high school students who will be talking about mental health and addiction from a personal perspective. You can stream the show online at BCTV.org.
February 2016: This month for our Drug & Alcohol Update Host, Yvonne Stroman was joined by Kris J. McFadden, Sr., President/ Executive Director and Joel Jakubowski, Chief Clinical Officer, from Teen Challenge Training Center. The show aired live on Wednesday, February 9 and guests discussed the Teen Challenge Training Center recovery program and addiction to opioid painkillers. You can watch the show on BCTV.org.
March 2016: Tune in to watch the Council on Chemical Abuse’s show on BCTV ” Drug & Alcohol Update” with host Yvonne Stroman. This month our show is focused on tobacco cessation and tobacco education in schools. Hear about the resources available to Berks County residents who are ready to quit for good, and the events around educating youth about the harmful effects of tobacco use. Watch the show on-demand HERE. You can watch the show online at BCTV.org.
April 2016: This month Prevention Specialist and Underage Drinking Program Instructor, Tiffani will be joining our host Yvonne to talk about the Underage Drinking Program. See the program on BCTV.org HERE.
May 2016: Host, Yvonne Stroman is joined by Karen Hymon to discuss Medication Assisted Treatment. CLICK HERE to watch the show.
June 2016: This Month’s show includes personal stories of recovery from Joe F. and Sherre Y. Watch the show on BCTV HERE.
July 2016: Host, Yvonne Stroman will be speaking with Christine Axord and Rebecca Hartman from Berks Counseling Center about the Integrated Care Model that they have implemented within their agency. Berks Counseling Center (BCC) is a recovery oriented behavioral health and supportive services non-profit organization with offices located in Reading, PA.
August 2016: Miss the live show? No worries. You can watch the Council on Chemical Abuse’s “Drug & Alcohol Update” show online at BCTV.org.Yvonne Stroman talks with Dr. William Santoro, Reading Health System, about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and opioid addiction. CLICK HERE to watch the show.
September 2016: Mike Reese joins Yvonne Stroman to talk about National Recovery Month and the “Warm Hand Off” initiative. National Recovery Month is a nationwide month of recognizing the hope that comes in recovery from addiction. The Berks County Warm Hand Off initiative has been recognized state-wide for its work to connect with those who have survived an Opioid overdose. CLICK HERE to watch this month’s show.
October 2016: October’s show highlights Berks Parents Services Collaborative (BPSC). BPSC was established in July 1991, and is a maternal addictions program for Berks County women funded by the Council On Chemical Abuse and Community Care Behavioral Health. Watch the show online HERE.
November 2016: Louise Foote from Caron Treatment Centers joined host Yvonne Stroman to speak about problem gambling. Watch the show online HERE.
December 2016: Yvonne Stroman talks with Charles Hicka and Taniva Wiley about case management services at Easy Does It, Inc. Watch online HERE.