Combating Substance Abuse in Reading, PA.
Reading, PA is a beautiful city with many historical accomplishments.Located in Berks County, it has a population of over 87,000. The 2010 census reported that Reading has the highest portion of residents that are living in poverty in the nation. Gang violence, crime, and drug/alcohol addiction is prevalent. A report by the PA State Coroners Association stated that the number of drug related deaths increased by 20% in 2014.