BCTV Drug & Alcohol Update

Each month COCA’s Yvonne Stroman hosts a show on BCTV, interviewing experts on topics related to addiction, treatment and recovery. You can watch Yvonne live on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Scroll down for links to past episodes.

big_bctv_logo2_400x400Upcoming Drug & Alcohol Update:

“Educating the Latino Population – Esperanza Para Berks”
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Berks County Television (BCTV)
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Join us for next month’s BCTV show with your host Yvonne Stroman to learn about Esperanza Para Berks, an educational event for the Spanish speaking population that offers information about addiction, drugs and alcohol.  CLICK HERE to watch the show live online at 6 p.m. on 4/10/19.

March 2019: Yvonne Stroman speaks with COCA Prevention Specialist Teresa Detweiler about JUUling, vaping and cigarette smoking and Berks County’s Kick Butts Day.  CLICK HERE to watch the show live online at 6 p.m. on 3/13/19.

February 2019: Yvonne Stroman speaks with Mike Reese about problem gambling, where to get help and the importance of prevention.


January 2019: Yvonne Stroman speaks with Bonnie Treibig of the Berks Counseling Center about Addiction as a Family Disease and the proven success of the CRAFT program.

Previous BCTV Drug & Alcohol Update Shows

December 2018:  Yvonne Stroman is joined by Brian Kammerer to talk about surviving an overdose. CLICK HERE to view this show online.

November 2018: This month’s show highlighted SOS Berks – the Berks Opioid Coalition. Cory Trevena from Caron Treatment Center, and a member of the coalition joined. CLICK HERE to view this show online.

October 2018: Yvonne Stroman is joined by Dr. Santoro and Dr. Dougherty to talk about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Neo-natal Abstinence Syndrome. CLICK HERE to view this show online.

September 2018: Host, Yvonne Stroman is joined by Dave Pillipini and Sherre Yost to “celebrate recovery.” CLICK HERE to watch the show online.

August 2018: August’s show focused on National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month is recognized every September. Host Yvonne Stroman is joined by Brenda Allen and Mike Reese. CLICK HERE to watch the show online.

July 2018: Join us for this month’s BCTV show with your host Yvonne Stroman. This month’s show is on the topic of youth and addiction. The show will include information regarding accessing drug and alcohol treatment for youth. CLICK HERE to watch the show online.

June 2018: Watch this month’s show and hear from Jonathan Murphy, a Certified Recovery Support Specialist from Berks TASC. CLICK HERE to watch the show.

May 2018:  Yvonne is joined by Sarah Billman, a Prevention Specialist with COCA and the Underage Drinking Program Coordinator. Tune in to hear about this program for underage youth with alcohol-related charges. CLICK HERE to watch the show.

April 2018: Do your students have questions about prescription drugs and heroin? Prevention Specialist, Alicia, joins Yvonne on this month’s show to talk about the educational program developed by COCA to address the opioid crisis in schools. CLICK HERE to watch the show about “Clear & Present Danger.”

March 2018: Kick Butts Day has become a yearly event in Berks County. Through a partnership with the JROTC at the Reading Intermediate High School, students participate in tobacco prevention education. On this month’s show, Teresa joins Yvonne, along with two students, to talk about tobacco prevention and Kick Butts Day.

CLICK HERE for a complete playlist of COCA’s monthly BCTV Drug & Alcohol Update Shows through 2016.

Click below to view more past shows:

2016 Shows
2015 Shows
2014 Shows


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