COCA’s Drug & Alcohol Update
“National Recovery Month”
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Berks County Television (BCTV)
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Join us for this month’s BCTV show with your host Yvonne Stroman. August’s show will be focused on National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month is recognized every September, and this year there are some great events coming up in Berks. CLICK HERE to watch the show live online at 6 p.m. on 8/1/18.
Recent Drug & Alcohol Update Shows
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.
February 2018: What is problem gambling? Gambling is often called the “silent addiction.” Loved ones are unsure of how to get help, or they may have no idea of their loved one’s addiction to gambling. Join host Yvonne Stroman as she discusses problem gambling with Mike Reese and Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz.
January 2018: We started out the new year with a show “About COCA and Community Awareness.” Who is COCA? What work is done through the COCA office? How does the public know about COCA funded services and events? Join host Yvonne Stroman and Jennifer Kaucher as they discuss the ins and outs of the Council on Chemical Abuse community awareness and media. CLICK HERE to watch.
December 2017: The year is just about over, and with that brings the joys and challenges of the holiday season. Tune in to BCTV to learn about a program that has been developed to help overdose survivors who are in hospital emergency rooms get the help they need to gain immediate access to drug treatment. The program, developed by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), is designed to avoid merely giving survivors a phone number to call or setting up a subsequent appointment a day or two later. The handoff of care allows patients and families to hear about treatment options and engages patients and families in communication, giving them the opportunity to ask questions about their care and increase their chances of getting treatment. CLICK HERE to watch the show.
November 2017: Watch November’s show and learn a little bit about problem gambling. Louise Foote from Caron Counseling talks on the subject of this “silent addiction.” CLICK HERE to watch it online!
October 2017: October’s show focused on Project Peace and the mentoring they do with students in middle and elementary schools. CLICK HERE to watch it online!
September 2017: Keith Stoudt, Mike Reese & Yvonne Stroman talk about celebrating recovery and the Recovery Walk & Soberstock coming up Saturday, September 23, 2017. CLICK HERE to see the show online.
August 2017: Hear first-hand from a parent of a child now in recovery from addiction. Tune in to watch “Addiction within the Family” HERE!
July 2017: Yvonne Stroman, Melani Calabria from Treatment Access and Services Center (TASC) talk about services provided by TASC. CLICK HERE to watch this show online.
June 2017: Yvonne spoke with Prevention Specialist Alicia Kline to talk about Prevention in the Parks! Watch the show online HERE.
May 2017: Tune into this month’s show HERE to see host Yvonne speak with two high school students about their views on drugs and alcohol use.
April 2017: Watch as high school students share their perspective on drug abuse in schools with Yvonne Stroman. CLICK HERE to watch the show online.
March 2017: This month two Reading Intermediate High School students from the JROTC program joined Yvonne to talk about the upcoming Kick Butts Day events. CLICK HERE to watch this month’s show online.
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