Prevention explores the dangers of addiction and enhances skills to minimize adopting such behaviors. The dangers of addictive behaviors can be prevented by providing consistent information and education that stress the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and making proactive decisions to promote wellness.

COCA provides a list of Resources for Parents that includes information on the following:

  • Raising drug-free kids
  • Suspecting drug abuse and how to identify certain signs and symptoms
  • Additional resources, reviewing topics such as bullying prevention, how to talk to your child about drugs, drug facts for parents, and much more.
Prevention Services

COCA provides a variety of prevention services that can be tailored to any age group, topic, or setting in Berks County. Prevention services range from single session education to multi-session evidence-based curriculum. All services are provided free of charge.

Awareness Campaigns

Education Services

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Medication Drop Box Program

Opioid Overdose Prevention

To request prevention services within Berks County, please call Jaclyn Steed, Prevention Program Manager at (610) 376-8669, Ext. 107 or email Jaclyn at

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