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August 2018 Events

EVENT: Time to Talk
Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Mifflin Community Library
6 Philadelphia Avenue, Shillington, PA 19607
Speaker: Alicia Kline, COCA Prevention Specialist
Cost: FREE

How do you talk to your kids about drugs? This program is specifically designed for parents of students of all ages, elementary through high school. Prevention experts will discuss how and when to start the conversation with your child about drugs and alcohol.  It’s time to talk. For more information, contact Alicia Kline: (610) 376-8669, Ext. 121, akline@cocaberks.org.

EVENT: Lunch & Learn – What’s Up with Weed?
Monday, August 20, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Trinty Lutheran Church
527 Washington Street, Reading PA 19601
Trainer: Martha Thompson
Cost: FREE

Join us for the ever-changing conversation about marijuana and Pennsylvania at this Lunch & Learn on August 20, 2018 with Dr. Martha Thompson. CLICK HERE for more detail and to register. *Space is limited, and registration is required to attend.*

TRAINING: Addictions 101
Thursday, August 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
Classroom 105
1025 Old Wyomissing Road, Reading, PA 19611
Trainer: Bruce D. Bowen
Cost: $20

This training is a basic course on the theory of addiction, the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain, and basic pharmacology. CLICK HERE to for more information and to register.

September 2018 Events

September is National Recovery Month

EVENT: Pathways to Recovery
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Common Ground Recovery Community
Atonement Lutheran Church
5 Wyomissing Blvd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
FREE Admission

Join us for an evening of information sharing, questions, answers, and discussion regarding different pathways to recovery. CLICK HERE for more details about this event.

EVENT/TRAINING: Opioid Overdose Recognition & Response
Thursday, September 13, 2018
7:00 p.m.
St. Ignatius School
42710 St. Albans Drive, Reading, PA 19609
FREE Admission

This training will provide information on addiction and how you can help in the unfortunate event of an opioid overdose. CLICK HERE for more information. All Berks County residents who pre-register for this event will receive a free Narcan Kit supplied by COCA.

EVENT: Lunch & Learn – Pathways to Recovery
Monday, September 17, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Berks County Community Foundation
Board Room
237 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601
Trainer: Yvonne Stroman
Cost: FREE

During this Lunch & Learn program, attendees will gain information regarding the various pathways to recovery including 12-step, faith-based, and cognitive behavior approaches.  CLICK HERE for more details and to register. *Space is limited, and registration is required to attend.*

TRAINING: Basic HIV
Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, Classroom 101
1025 Old Wyomissing Road, Reading, PA 19611
Trainer: Gregory Krausz
Cost: $20

This training is a basic course on the theory of addiction, the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain, and basic pharmacology. PCB credits will be offered for attending this training. CLICK HERE to for more information and to register.

EVENT: Recovery Walk & Soberstock
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11 a.m. Walk
Noon to 4 p.m. Soberstock
Reading City Park Band Shell
1281 Hill Road, Reading, PA 19602
FREE Admission

Join Berks County’s celebration of recovery! CLICK HERE for more details and to see a flyer.

SAVE THE DATE

Monday, September 17, 2018 – Lunch & Learn: Pathways to Recovery
Thursday, September 20, 2018 – TRAINING: Basic HIV
Thursday, November 1, 2018 – 2018 COCA Annual Conference

Would you like the Council on Chemical Abuse to be at your upcoming community event or health fair? Contact us! (610) 376-8669 


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