UDecide Program (formerly Underage Drinking)
The UDecide Program (UDP), formerly known as the Underage Drinking Program, is an educational program for young adults who have experienced trouble at school, home, or have legal problems as a result of substance use/abuse. This program is not treatment. Rather, it is an opportunity for young adults to learn the facts about alcohol, marijuana, and other addictive substances. UDP is provided to Berks County by the Council on Chemical Abuse (COCA) and is a three-session program, totaling 12 hours. VIEW the program brochure for more details.
HOW TO MAKE A PROGRAM REFERRAL
Referrals to the UDecide Program are accepted from Magisterial District Justices and Youth Aid Panels, as well as, SAP Teams, school officials, and parents/guardians in Berks County, PA. Forms can be submitted to the program coordinator by email, fax or mail. Referrals can also be made by calling the Program Coordinator.
CLICK HERE to download a confidential referral form.
CONTACT the Program Coordinator
Phone (610) 685-4490
Fax (610) 376-8423
Upcoming Session Dates:
Student Session: May 4, 11, 18; 8 a.m.-noon, 601 Penn St., Reading
Parent Session: May 9; 6-8 p.m., 601 Penn St., Reading
Student Session: June 8, 15, 22; 8 a.m.-noon, 601 Penn St., Reading
Parent Session: June 13; 6-8 p.m., 601 Penn St., Reading
Student Session: July 6, 13, 20; 8 a.m.-noon, 601 Penn St., Reading
Parent Session: July 11; 6-8 p.m., 601 Penn St., Reading
Student Session: August 10, 17, 24; 8 a.m.-noon, 601 Penn St., Reading
Parent Session: August 15; 6-8 p.m., 601 Penn St., Reading
*Participants MUST BE REGISTERED for a class in order to attend and get credit*
Inclement Weather Policy – In the event of inclement weather on the day of a scheduled UDP class, please visit COCA’s website home page. Any information about class cancellations will be posted as soon as a determination is made.