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County Opioid Coalition under the guidance of
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EDITORIAL BOARD

T.J. Huckleberry
Executive Officer,
Berks County Medical Society
John Adams
District Attorney, County of Berks
Kevin S. Barnhardt
Commissioner, County of Berks
Marcia Goodman-Hinnershitz
Director of Planning & Resource Development,
Council on Chemical Abuse
Tracy Hoffmann
Hoffmann Publishing Group
Lee Olsen
Olsen Design Group Architects, Inc.
Stanley J. Papademetriou
Executive Director, Council on Chemical Abuse

BERKS COUNTY'S OPIOID
COALITION, SOS BERKS
www.sosberks.com

BERKS OPIOID COALITION LEADERSHIP
WITH SOS BERKS
Kevin S. Barnhardt and
Stanley J. Papademetriou
Coalition Co-chairs

COMMUNITY SAFETY COMMITTEE

John Adams and Yvonne Stroman
Co-chairs

COMMUNITY AWARENESS COMMITTEE
Jennifer Kirlin
Chair

DATA COMMITTEE

Justin Loose and Kathy Noll
Co-chairs

PREVENTION EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Cory Trevena and Jaclyn Steed
Co-chairs

TREATMENT COMMITTEE
Stephanie Smith and
Bernice Hines-Corbit
Co-chairs

CONTENTS

WINTER 2020-2021

FEATURES
10	 COVID-19 and the Courts
12	 There is Help, Hope and Healing in Recovery
16	 Reimagining Prevention: Berks County Transitions to the Virtual World
18	 Student Assistance Programs During a Pandemic
20	 Telehealth Counseling - A Virtual Path to Recovery
WELLNESS
22	 Berks County Mental Health System and COVID-19
24	 COVID-19 - Navigating a Pathway to Wellness
PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
28	 Even a Pandemic Couldn't Have Stopped Me
COMMUNITY SAFETY
9	 Safe Medication Management during a Pandemic
27	 Online Resources: Help Is Here!
31	 Berks County Medication Drop Box Program

BERKS COUNTY
OPIOID COALITION

IN EVERY ISSUE

FROM THE COALITION

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

What do we have that's good?

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COVID-19 and Substance Use

Disorders Services: A New Reality

OPIOID COALITION VISION
​​Identify opportunities to remediate the opioid crisis through the provision of evidence based/best practice strategies and
resources.
OPIOID COALITION MISSION
​The mission of the coalition is to determine the extent to which Berks County is being affected by the non-prescriptive use
of opioids and the use of heroin through the examination of its devastating effects, both personal and societal, and to set
recommendations that address the prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports of local residents that suffer from
opioid addiction.
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