Council in the News 2015

March 2015

Media Features:
3/12/2015 Report: Raising the age to buy tobacco would save lives (WFMZ)

Newspaper Articles:
3/11/2015 U.S. Rep. Dent hosting drug abuse forum at Kutztown High School (Reading Eagle)
3/12/2015 Panel: Prescription drug abuse often leads to heroin addiction (Reading Eagle)
3/19/2015 Students at Reading’s I-LEAD Charter School oppose tobacco use (Reading Eagle)
3/19/2015 Wyomissing symposium: Parents must be vigilant for signs of drugs (Reading Eagle)

April 2015

Newspaper articles:
4/12/2015 Editorial: Good news welcome in difficult fight against heroin (Reading Eagle)
4/20/2015 More state funds sought to fight drug epidemic (Reading Eagle)
4/24/2015 Mother whose late son was addicted to heroin tells her story at Kutztown University (Reading Eagle)

May 2015

Newspaper articles:
5/13/15 Officials dedicate refurbished and repurposed Camp Joy in Bern Township (Reading Eagle) 

June 2015

Media Features:
6/1/15 Getting High on Heroin; Many Pay the Ultimate Price (

Newspaper articles:
6/7/15 Push to combat heroin crisis (Reading Eagle)

July 2015

Newspaper articles:
7/24/15 Opera helps pave a path beyond drugs and alcohol (Reading Eagle)
7/31/15 Berks County officials back heroin addiction forum (Reading Eagle)

September 2015

Media Features:
9/1/15 COCA to distribute free overdose antidote to Berks residents (WFMZ)
9/1/15 Heroin/Opiate Antidote Available in Berks (
9/2/15 Pennsylvania County Begins Handing Out Free Heroin Overdose Kits (NBC 10)

Newspaper articles:
9/2/15 Free heroin overdose prevention kits available in Berks (Reading Eagle)
9/3/15 Pa. county offering free heroin overdose kits to general public (Philly Voice)
9/13/15 Reading event teaches about drugs and help for addictions (Reading Eagle)
9/28/15 Berks County council distributes drug to combat heroin overdoses (The Mercury News)

October 2015

Newspaper articles:
10/16/15 Berks County commissioners and social service agencies discuss toll of budget impasse (Reading Eagle)

November 2015

Newspaper articles:
11/3/15 Council on Chemical Abuse schedules speech, conference on substance abuse (Reading Eagle)
11/5/15 Speaking out on addiction urged at talk in Wyomissing (Reading Eagle)

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