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Addressing Substance Use on Cape Cod

When it comes to substance use, choice matters - our choices as individuals and our choices as a society. Whether it be a young person standing at a party being offered alcohol for the first time, or a person in active addiction deciding now is the time to take steps toward recovery, their choices will impact their lives and the lives of those around them.

The Cape Cod community is united in its choice to address the substance use issue. Coming together to guide our children, promote self-empowerment and support our neighbors in their journey from addiction to recovery is the path we have chosen.

We are united in our efforts to empower each citizen to believe that “My Choice Matters."


Print the "Marijuana Use and Parenting: What You Need to Know" Infographic

Based on a report by Barnstable County Department of Human Services.

Access the Infographic


Teens’ brains and bodies are still developing; alcohol use can cause learning problems or lead to adult alcoholism. People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin after age 20.


Research shows that increasing fear about drugs and alcohol can actually increase teenage use. So, parents can list the benefits of avoiding substance use - like getting into a good college or performing well in sports and other extracurricular activities.


If you’re wondering if your substance use is a problem, it probably is. Your choice to address your substance use, or help a friend, is the first step to a healthier life. Call 800-327-5050 for the Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline.


My Choice Matters is a social norming campaign that works with a coordinated system of prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery partners who seek to reverse statistics so that Cape Cod Communities remain happy, healthy, safe and thriving.


Become a community activist

Volunteer your time with the substance use coalition in your town.

Learn How to Administer Narcan

For an online Overdose Prevention and Bystander Training Course visit:

Good Samaritan Law

When you see someone overdose, call 911
Brought to you by the RSAC Harm Reduction Workgroup


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