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If you would like to help the Cape Cod community respond to our substance use, there are plenty of ways to get involved.


Get involved with your local substance use coalition.


Bourne Substance Free Coalition is a group trying to deter substance use in town.


The Falmouth Substance Abuse Commission is a town board created by Town Meeting whose mission is to prevent substance abuse among Falmouth residents, provide information and education to the community and to promote the development and availability of a continuum of substance abuse services for the Falmouth community.


The Mashpee Substance Use Task Force is a multi-disciplinary collaboration designed to promote community awareness of substance use through education, prevention and treatment to build a healthy, safe and drug-free community.


The Sandwich Substance Abuse Prevention Committee was established in 2015. Their primary goal is to identify substance use problems within our community, propose actives and programs consistent with substance use prevention and advise the Board of Selectmen on related matters.


The Yarmouth Substance Awareness Committee (Y-SAC) was established by the Board of Selectmen to raise community awareness and provide education and support programs to address prevention and intervention with substance use in the Town of Yarmouth.

The membership includes residents, parents, students, clergy, businesses, town government and agency representatives, law enforcement and individuals in recovery. The committee meets at 6:30 PM on the first Wednesday of the month at the Yarmouth Police Headquarters on Higgins Crowell Road.

New members always welcome!


Lower Cape Prevention Partnership in Monomoy is dedicated to supporting a drug-free community by providing information, education, and support services to the residents of Harwich and surrounding towns toward the prevention of illegal drug use and related crime and violence.

Contact:  Sheila House at Harwich Youth Services, 508-430-7836 or

Attend a training

The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership lists trainings across Massachusetts in various areas of substance use.

If you have local trainings or events you would like listed here, please contact Kim Slade at

Attend a meeting

The Regional Substance Use Council has multi-sector representation from stakeholders and organizations working on the issue of substance use in Barnstable County. RSAC has representation from each of the 15 towns, elected officials, hospital, treatment providers, community health centers, law enforcement, schools, first responders, parents, faith-based, youth, business community, and people in recovery.

RSAC Council Meetings

1st Thursday of every other month from 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Harborview Conference Room, Barnstable County Complex, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630. Meetings are open to the public.

January 4, 2018
February 1, 2018
March 1, 2018
April 5, 2018
May 3, 2018
June 7, 2018
August 2, 2018
October 4, 2018
November 1, 2018
December 6, 2018

Get the newsletter

Stay up-to-date on local, state and national news around substance use. Sign-up for the Regional Substance Use Council E-Newsletter. Click here.

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