ABOUT SOS BERKS

Like many communities across Pennsylvania and the United States, Berks County is in the grips of an unprecedented opioid epidemic, fueled by soaring abuse of such highly addictive and dangerous drugs as heroin, fentanyl, and prescription pain killers. The current opioid crisis clearly meets the dictionary definition of an epidemic: an unusually high occurrence of disease or illness.

 

We are a collection of people invested in providing our community with the needed support, resources, and education to raise awareness, stop the stigma, and end opioid overdose deaths in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

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WHAT WE DO

Our coalition provides education, resources, training, data, and information to help residents of Berks County find the strength and hope they need for prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid addiction. In addition to raising awareness and supporting community events, SOS Berks has provided Naloxone training to dozens of individuals. Contact us to request a presentation & training for your community group.

LEARN MORE

Watch this BCTV episode to learn more about the SOS Berks Opioid Coalition