Council in the News 2016

January 2016

Newspaper Articles:
1/2/2016 Letter: Naloxone prevents overdose deaths (Reading Eagle)
1/20/2016  Hundreds hear message of hope at forum on heroin in Berks County (Reading Eagle)
2/5/2016 Heroin task force to address epidemic in Berks (Reading Eagle)
2/15/2016  Drug program a casualty of budget stalemate (Reading Eagle)

February 2016

Newspaper Articles:
2/2/2016 Some school nurses unsure they’re allowed to use heroin antidote (Reading Eagle)
2/3/2016 Berks-area officials welcome news of proposed funding targeting heroin, opiate abuse (Reading Eagle)

March 2016

Media Features:
3/7/2016 Former Reagan aide with Berks ties: ‘She’s back with her Ronnie’ (WFMZ)

Newspaper Articles:
3/8/2016 Wyomissing man recounts meeting first lady Nancy Reagan (Reading Eagle)
3/13/2016  Berks still leads counties in Pa. in spending to fight drug abuse (Reading Eagle)

April 2016

Newspaper Articles:
4/7/2016  Seeking evolution in treatment of addiction (Reading Eagle)
4/22/2016 Gov. Wolf discusses drug crisis during roundtable at Reading Hospital (Reading Eagle)

May 2016

Media Features:
5/4/2016  Congressman, officials hold roundtable to end opioid addiction (WFMZ)
5/5/2016 Forum aims to help those battling addiction (WFMZ)
5/5/2016 Commissioners’ Meeting: The Science & Hope of Addressing Addiction Forum Presentation (

Newspaper Articles:
5/5/2016 U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, health officials discuss opioid addiction (Reading Eagle)
5/5/2016  Forum on opioid addiction to be held in Reading (Reading Eagle)
5/15/2016 Forum on opioid abuse is held in Reading (Reading Eagle)

October 2016

Newspaper Articles:
10/11/2016 Gov. Mifflin School District holds Keeping Kids Safe Symposium (Reading Eagle)
10/13/2016 Forum will address drug addiction in Latino community in Berks County (Reading Eagle)
10/16/2016 Treat drug and alcohol addiction as illness, psychologist says at Reading seminar  (Reading Eagle)

Media Features:
10/11/2016 School, community gather for ‘Keeping Kids Safe’ symposium (WFMZ)

November 2016

Newspaper Articles:
11/4/2016 Council on Chemical Abuse conference draws hundreds in Wyomissing  (Reading Eagle)
11/11/2016 Underage drinking focus of town hall meeting in Kutztown  (Reading Eagle)

December 2016

Newspaper Articles:
12/8/2016 Amid drug-addiction losses, they join forces (Reading Eagle)

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