Council in the News 2014

January 2014

Media Features:
1/21/2014  Heroin crisis: Help available for addicts, their families (69 News)
1/22/2014  Free smoking cessation classes offered in Berks County (69 News)

March 2014

Media Features:
3/24/2014 Hispanic Center Presents – featuring Sonia on Parent Empowerment Series (BCTV)

February 2014

Newspaper Articles:
2/28/2014 4 medication drop boxes added to Berks program (Reading Eagle)

April 2014

Media Features:
4/3/2014 Aging Matters – featuring Drew on addiction (BCTV)

Newspaper Articles:
4/16/2014 Mother describes son’s descent into addiction (Reading Eagle)

July 2014

Media Features:
7/22/2014 RACC hosts hearing on ‘heroin crisis’ in rural Pennsylvania (WFMZ)

Newspaper Articles:
7/23/2014 Sen. Schwank Works on ‘Heroin Crisis’ During RACC Public Hearing (
7/23/2014 Immensity of heroin, prescription drug crisis in Berks on display at public hearing at RACC (Reading Eagle)

August 2014

Media Features:
8/8/2014 Berkshire Chorale serenades shoppers at Penn Street Farmers Market in downtown Reading (WFMZ)

September 2014

Newspaper Articles:
9/8/2014 Easy Does It, Inc. Celebrates 25 Years Serving the Recovery Community with Dinner Event & Benefit Auction (Reading Eagle)
9/10/2014 Walking event in Reading steps out with message of hope (Reading Eagle)
9/12/2014 2 Berks mothers share pain of losing children who abused heroin (Reading Eagle)
9/16/2014 Heroin: It’s Not Just an Addict’s Problem (
9/24/2014 Superintendents’ forum: BCIU helps schools, educators deal with substance abuse (Reading Eagle)
9/26/2014 Heartbreak, hope offered in heroin program at Gov. Mifflin High School (Reading Eagle)
9/29/2014 Community Celebrates Recovery, Brings Awareness at Soberstock (Berks-Mont News)
10/31/2014 Experts stress dangers of synthetic pot (Reading Eagle)

October 2014

Newspaper Articles:
10/6/2014 ‘Vaping’ in schools: Berks districts scramble to stop smoke-free smoking problem (Reading Eagle)
10/7/2024 Keep up with changes in synthetic marijuana, doctor urges (Reading Eagle)
10/14/2014 Who is using marijuana in Berks? (Reading Eagle)
10/14/2014 Let’s keep marijuana outside the law (Reading Eagle)

November 2014

Newspaper Articles:
11/1/2014 Council on Chemical Abuse working to reach Spanish-speaking residents (Reading Eagle)

The Council on Chemical Abuse Drug & Alcohol Updates on BCTV

February 12, 2014 – Nicotine Cessation Programs, Special Guest Janette Nunez
April 9, 2014 – Alcohol Awareness Month
July 9, 2014 – Upcoming National Recovery Month
October 8, 2014 – Recovery Advocacy Movements, Special Guests: Sam Albert and Yvonne Stroman
December 10, 2014 – Safe and Sober Holidays, Special Guests: Sam Albert and Jessica Boder

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