Upcoming Events

JUNE COCA CalendarJanuary 2019 Events

TRAINING: ISS – Service Planning and Record Keeping
Thursday, January 31, 2019
9:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Berks County Community Foundation
231 Court St, Reading, PA 19601
Trainer: Sarah Davis, MSW, LSW
Cost: $20

This training examines the process of service planning and case monitoring, including documentation practices. CLICK HERE for more details and to register.

February 2019 Events

TRAINING: Screening and Assessment
We’re sorry, registration has now closed for this training.

Monday, February 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McGlinn Conference Center
460 St. Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607
Trainer: Nancy Milliron, MS ICADC LPC CCMS CCPG
Cost: $20

This course addresses the requirements for drug and alcohol screening and assessment of adults in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. CLICK HERE for more details or to register.

TRAINING: Ethics in Prevention
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
McGlinn Conference Center
460 St. Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607
Trainer: Nancy Milliron, MS ICADC LPC CCMS CCPG
Cost: $20

This course reviews the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics. CLICK HERE for more details and to register.

LUNCH & LEARN: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Update
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
YMCA, 2nd Floor Conference Room
631 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601
Trainer: Meghna H. Patel, MHA, MA
Lunch at 11:30; presentation at noon
Lunch is provided (pizza), cost is free

This presentation will include the latest update on the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and other prevention, intervention and surveillance efforts underway in the Department of Health. CLICK HERE for more details and to register.

Visit our Lunch & Learn page here to view other upcoming Lunch & Learns.

March 2019 Events

Certified Recovery Specialist Training (10-week session)
Saturday, March 9-Saturday, May 11,2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Easy Does It
1300 Hilltop Rd.
Leesport, PA 19533

The training is a 10-week program at the end of which participants will be required to take an exam. Those who complete all ten courses and pass the exam will receive a certification that will make them eligible for employment as a Certified Recovery Specialist. CLICK HERE for more details and to register.

Other Future Events

TRAINING: Addictions 101
Thursday, April 3, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
McGlinn Conference Center at Alvernia University
460 Bernardine St., Reading PA 19607
Trainer: Marilyn Stein
Fee: $20.00

This is an introductory course that addresses the theory of addiction, the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain, and pharmacology. CLICK HERE for more details and to register.

SAVE THE DATE – more details coming soon!

March 2019 – Problem Gambling Awareness Month
March 26, 2019 – EVENT on the topic of problem gambling & online gaming.
March 2019 – Certified Recovery Specialist trainings. More details and registration coming soon.
April 27, 2019 – Esperanza Para Berks: An educational program about addiction entirely in Spanish. This event will be held at Centro Hispano in downtown Reading.
April 27, 2019 –
Prescription Take Back Day!

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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