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Partners in Treatment with Berks County

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I want to learn about treatment options for:

2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old

graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.
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Caron is your resource for world-class integrated behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment right here in Berks County.

We are a leader in the addiction treatment industry setting the standard for quality and innovative care.  Offering treatment for:

Outpatient services are available through Caron Counseling Services in Wyomissing and include:

  • Drug and alcohol evaluations
  • Primary and intensive outpatient therapy
  • Codependency counseling for individuals or families
  • Intervention Services
  • Support Groups

95% of patients report that their quality of life is good to very good following treatment.1 

We have helped thousands of individuals and their families from across the United States, improve their quality of life.   Our success is centered on our proven, life-changing results.  Our full-time, on-site, credentialed staff and comprehensive inpatient programs meet individuals and their families where they are and help them to begin the recovery process.

2015 marked a devastating milestone for Berks County

Information from the Berks County coroner's office showed that at least 75 people died from an overdose in the county in 2015.  The deaths occurred in 21 Berks County townships and boroughs, in addition to the City of Reading;  39% were women and 79% were white.  This isn’t a city vs. suburb problem. This problem isn’t limited by gender, age or ethnicity.

In response to the public health threat that addiction continues to pose to the Berks County community, local addiction experts and community leaders have formed Berks HOPE (Helping Others/Providing Expertise), a consortium dedicated to making addiction intervention, treatment and recovery resources more easily accessible to those who need them.  Caron is proud to be a leader in this initiative.

Our roots run deep in Berks County. 

In 1953, Richard Caron began helping addicts in his Wyomissing Hills home until they outgrew the space and opened Chit Chat Farms on South Mountain in Wernersville in 1956.   Chit Chat, also known as Magic Mountain by those who have experienced the miracle of healing and recovery, has continued to grow and is known today as Caron Treatment Centers. 

We are committed to Berks County.

  • Each year over 1,000 Berks County residents receive behavioral health and drug and alcohol addiction treatment through Caron.  Last year more than 900 people received outpatient mental health treatment services through Caron Counseling.
  • In 2014, Caron awarded more than $2.3 million in treatment assistance to Berks County residents.
  • In the past year, 97% of Caron employees donated to Caron Treatment scholarship fund in an effort to continue to help more people receive quality treatment
  • Through our Student Assistance Program (SAP), Caron provides drug and alcohol education and prevention services in all Berks County public and parochial school districts as well as Penn State Berks and Alvernia, Albright and Kutztown Universities, resulting in more than 25,000 interactions with students, parents, and professionals.
  • Each year Caron awards one graduating senior from every school district in Berks County with a college scholarship.  Recipients are selected based on how they have overcome barriers to learning and achieved success in the school environment. 
  • Caron partners  with several Berks non–profit organizations to build strong teams/partnerships which help many people in our community.
  • Learn more about efforts to overcome the addiction epidemic in Berks County

When someone you love is struggling with addiction, you are struggling too.  You need a team of the nation’s leading experts on your side.  

Our experts are your neighbors.  We understand you and we can help.    
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1World Health Organization, Quality of Life Scale BREF, 2004, adapted for Caron’s My First Year of Recovery Program, participant data as of 5/2016.