Drop-In Nights Held Every Month by the Mashpee Substance Use Task Force

MASHPEE – Drop-In Nights for the Mashpee Substance Use Task Force are held the first Tuesday of every month and are now back at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod.

Drop-In Nights, modeled after EB Hope in East Bridgewater, are the first of its kind on Cape Cod and brings together sixteen treatment and recovery professionals under one roof one night per month.

Each event is an opportunity for people struggling with addiction to get immediate help along with family members and friends.

“Acknowledging that someone might have a problem whether it’s themselves or a family member or friends and then really finding that help has always been a struggle,” said Task Force Chairman Gail Wilson.

“We wanted to make that easier by bringing together 15 to 16 resources one night a month in one place, now at the community health center, to make it easier for that person to get help and we bring the resources to them instead of someone having to sit on the phone or search for help.”     

Drop-In Night is also open for the community at large to learn about the resources available.

“We all need to pay attention to what’s going on,” said Task Force Executive Director, Mary Lou Palumbo.

“Substance use is very serious it affects everyone, it affects all ages, it affects all races, it affects everybody and we have to really pay attention.”   

There is also free Narcan training and light refreshments available.

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 next Mashpee substance Use Task Force Drop-In Night is set for Tuesday, December 3rd from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod located at 107 Commercial Street in Mashpee.

For more information call 508 539 1411 or visit itsnevertooearly.com.

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the CapeCod.com News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.

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