The Council on Chemical Abuse held their 2016 Annual Conference on November 3, 2016. The staff of Recovery Coaching Services/Prodigal House were in attendance to attend workshops on addiction. The Keynote Speaker was Dr. Rachel Levine who is the Physician General for the Commonwealth of PA and a Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. Her talk was very powerful and she also relayed information that our Governor recently signed legislation to continue the fight on overdoses in the state. In Berks County, we also have the support of our County Commissioners to fight this disease. During the lunchtime break, our President and CEO, Samuel Albert was awarded the Algot “Al” Eckstrom Recovery Award. This award is presented to individuals and/or organization who demonstrate the ongoing commitment to the recovery from addiction disease.