Yarmouth Substance Awareness Committee

This Yarmouth Substance Awareness Committee (YSAC) was established by the Board of Selectmen to raise community awareness and provide education and support programs to address prevention and intervention with substance abuse in the Town of Yarmouth.

Our membership includes residents, parents, students, clergy, businesses, town government and agency representatives, law enforcement and individuals in recovery. We meet at 6:30 PM on the first Wednesday of the month at the Yarmouth Police Headquarters on Higgins Crowell Road. 
We always welcome new members! 

Helpful Resources

Always call 911 if you suspect a drug overdose! The Massachusetts 911 Good Samaritan Law provides protection from drug possession charges when an overdose victim or witness seeks medical attention.


Massachusetts Drug/Alcohol Hotline for referral information - 800-327-5050


Learn To Cope Yarmouth Chapter - 508-738-5148 or www.Learn2Cope.org

A support group for parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a family member who is addicted to opiates, alcohol or other drugs. Also offers Narcan enrollment and training.

Meets on Tuesdays, 7-8:30 PM at the Yarmouth Police Station


Gosnold Centers – 800-444-1554 or www.gosnold.org

Offers treatment, counselling and recovery services on Cape Cod


Narcotics Anonymous - 866-624-3578 or www.nerna.org

Daily recovery support meetings available on Cape Cod. Call for locations


Nar Anon – 800-477-6291 or www.nar-anon.org

12 Step Program and support for family and friends of drug users


Alcohol Anonymous – 617-426-9444 or www.aaboston.org

12 Step Program and support for problem drinkers. Call for locations


Al-Anon and Alateen – 508-366-0556 or www.ma-al-anon-alateen.org

Support for family and friends of problem drinkers


Hyannis Peer Recovery Center – 508-827-6150

209 Main Street (rear entrance), Hyannis

A safe place for peers in recovery to come together

Tips for parents from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Be a good listener * Give clear no-use messages about drugs and alcohol

Help your child deal with peer pressure to use drugs * Get to know your child’s friends and their parents

Monitor your child’s whereabouts * Supervise teen activities

Talk to your child often about drugs and alcohol abuse