NEED HELP? 800-327-5050 | BSAS HOTLINE


Emergency Numbers

Services are available 24/7 unless otherwise noted.

Cape and Islands Emergency Services Program
Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Line
Emergency ASL Interpreter
Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline
National Suicide Prevention Line
800-273-8255 (TALK)
Poison Control
Samaritans Statewide Crisis Helpline
Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255 (TALK), Press 1

The Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding licensed and approved substance use treatment and recovery services. Our goal is to give you the information and treatment referrals that are right for you. We refer to hundreds of treatment services funded or licensed by the MA Department of Public Health.

Our services are free and confidential, and we are committed to providing caring and non-judgmental support to anyone who needs help. Trained Helpline Specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options.

Services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Language interpreters are available.
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Treatment System Map

RSAC 3.2_Treatment-System-Map

There are many options to enter substance use treatment. Speaking with a medical or substance use professional can help you find where to start.

Treatment Service Descriptions

Acute Treatment Services (ATS)
Detox programs provide 24-hour nursing care, under the consultation of a medical director, to monitor an individual’s withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs and to alleviate symptoms. Typical length of stay is 3-5 days.

Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS)
Provides clinical stabilization services for clients leaving detox and provides stabilization services for clients needing acute treatment but not meeting criteria for medically-necessary detox services. Typical length of stay is 2-3 weeks.

Long Term Residential
A structured alcohol and drug free environment. Programs often last longer than 30 days.

Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)

MAT can be used for opioid detoxification, but is more commonly used to provide ongoing support to individuals in recovery. While MAT is available for treatment of alcoholism, it has been used primarily in the treatment of opioid addiction. There are three FDA approved medications for the treatment of opioid dependence - methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Each may be used for long term maintenance therapy. The type of medication used will vary based on individual circumstances.

Outpatient Services
These services are located in the community and include:

  • Medication assisted treatment including Suboxone, Methadone, and Vivitrol
  • Counseling
  • Self-help/mutual support groups

Sober/Recovery Home
Places for individuals to live in a substance free environment after residential substance abuse treatment. Not all sober homes are regulated or monitored, they are often privately run. For a directory of Massachusetts certified sober homes, visit Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing at

Transitional Support Services (TSS)
Short-term residential program for individuals who need further stabilization after detoxification. Admission is limited to clients discharged from detox or who are currently homeless. Typical length of stay is 3-4 weeks.

Inpatient Treatment - Southeastern MA

Gosnold on Cape Cod

200 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA
Available services: Detox (ATS), Clinical Stabilization Services, Long Term Residential

High Point Treatment Center

Plymouth Campus
1223 State Road, Plymouth, MA

Brockton Addiction Treatment Center

30 Meadowbrook Road, Brockton, MA
Available services: Detox (ATS), Transitional Support Services, Clinical Stabilization Services, Long Term Residential


386 Stanley Street, Fall River, MA
Available services: Detox (ATS), Clinical Stabilization Services, Long Term Residential



Please visit or call 800-327-5050 for a complete listing of alcohol and drug abuse treatment resources throughout Massachusetts.


Outpatient Services - Cape Cod

Arbour Counseling  •  West Yarmouth, MA
Outpatient Counseling – Individual, couples, and families
Mental Health Services – Psychiatry

Community Health Center of Cape Cod  •  Multiple locations
Outpatient Counseling – Individual, group
Medication Assisted Treatment
Mental Health Services – Psychiatry

Duffy Health Center  •  Hyannis, MA

Gosnold on Cape Cod  •  Multiple Locations

Habit OPCO South  •  Yarmouth, MA
Outpatient Counseling
Medication Assisted Treatment

Hyannis Veteran Center  •  Hyannis, MA

Outer Cape Health  •  Multiple locations
Outpatient Counseling – Individual, group
Medication Assisted Treatment
Mental Health Services – Psychiatry

South Bay Mental Health  •  Mashpee, MA
Outpatient Counseling – Individual, couples, and families
Mental Health Services – Psychiatry


Family Support Groups


Friends and families of those who misuse alcohol find understanding and support at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings.

Gosnold Family Support Groups

Multiple dates and locations

The Gosnold Reaching Out program is a resource for family members and loved ones affected by addiction. For meeting locations and dates visit

Learn to Cope

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 PM
Yarmouth Police Station, 1 Brad Erickson Way

Learn to Cope is a support group for parents, family members, spouses, and caregivers who have a family member addicted to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.


The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else's substance use disorder. As a twelve-step program, the program offers help by sharing experience, strength, and hope.

Parents Supporting Parents

Mondays 6:30-8:30 PM
Mashpee Chamber of Commerce, 5 Bates Road                                                                                                                                                                       

Parents Supporting Parents is a group of people who have come together as parents and family members coping and dealing with children/loved one’s addiction.


Opioid Overdose Education/Naloxone Training

Naloxone is a non-addictive drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opiate overdose.  Available at:

  • Hyannis AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod – 428 South Street, 866-990-2437 or 508-778-1954
  • Naloxone training and distribution is available at weekly Learn to Cope meetings, more information at
  • Local Walgreens or CVS pharmacies, no prescription needed

Additional Services

Medication Disposal

Flushing your unwanted prescription drugs down the toilet or putting them in the trash is NOT the best option. Bring unwanted or expired prescription drugs to the permanent drug collection kiosk located at your local police station.Open 24/7, no paperwork is necessary.

Moms Do Care


The Moms Do Care project provides prenatal care coordination, substance use treatment, and peer recovery services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders. To enroll women must be over the age of 18 and a resident of Cape Cod.

Youth Services

866-705-2807 | 617-661-3991

Central intake and care coordination is available for youth experiencing a problem with alcohol or other drugs. They provide free and confidential information.

See an Overdose? Save a Life – Call 911

An overdose is a medical emergency. Look for these signs:

  • The person has passed out or collapsed, or will not wake up
  • The person is breathing slowly or not at all
  • The person’s lips or nails are turning blue
  • The person is having difficulty talking or walking
  • The person is experiencing seizures or convulsions

The Massachusetts Good Samaritan Law

The Good Samaritan Law protects victims and those who call 911 for help from charge, prosecution, and conviction for possession or use of controlled substances.

Recovery Support Services

The Cape Cod and the Islands Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Mothers Helping Mothers

Mothers Helping Mothers is a support group for women struggling with the emotional difficulties associated with addiction and recovery during the pregnant and postpartum phases of life. Free childcare is provided. Check website for weekly support group schedule.

New England Region Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous offers a twelve-step program to help those with substance use disorders pursue and maintain a substance free lifestyle.

PIER Recovery Center of Cape Cod

209 Main Street, Hyannis, MA

Free services include peer facilitated support, relapse prevention groups, social events, access to computers for job readiness/job search activities, and advocacy and recovery coaching.

About Us

Barnstable County’s Department of Human Services plans, develops, and coordinates regional solutions to Cape Cod’s most pressing health and human service issues.
We foster and support collaborative initiatives with data analysis, strategic planning, and investment of county, state and federal resources.
The Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council coordinates a comprehensive regional approach to substance abuse across the continuum of prevention, treatment, intervention, and recovery.
The Council brings together a diverse group of nearly 40 stakeholders from our community: town governments and law enforcement, faith leaders and students, people in recovery and families affected by addiction, and many others.

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