SOS Berks: Stop Overdoses… Save Lives

About SOS Berks

SOS Berks is Berks County’s Opioid Coalition. This coalition is coming together in an effort to reduce overdose deaths and to stem the negative effects of the current opioid crisis. SOS Berks members include representatives from criminal justice, healthcare, human services, education, local businesses, drug and alcohol treatment, and other concerned citizens.

SOS Berks now has it’s own website! Click here to visit

Addiction Doesn’t Define Me: Stigma Hurts Support Helps

SOS Berks has launched a new community awareness campaign to reduce the stigma associated with opioid and other substance use disorders. We are seeking willing individuals to share stories about how stigma affected them or a family member. Click here to learn more about this campaign and to view testimonials from people affected by stigma.

 SOS Berks in the News

Black Balloon Day Highlights Ongoing Fight Against Opioids

The Response Magazine

SOS Berks’ magazine, The Response,  covers issues related to prevention and recovery in Berks County. The Summer 2019 issue is now available.

Check out the Summer 2019 issue of The Response – A Berks County, PA Opioid Coalition Magazine.

  • Opium to Fentanyl – How Did We Get Here?
  • Faces of Addiction
  • Safe Medication Management

Read online or pickup a copy from participating social service agencies, medical professionals and the Council on Chemical Abuse.

Read past issues of The Response:

Summer/Fall 2018

Winter 2018

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