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Substance Use Resources Available for Parents and Teachers

Barnstable County Department of Human Services offers many substance use prevention tools and resources.  We have recently updated the Substance Use Resource Guide 8-2016 pdf icon and have a limited supply of other print booklets geared towards supporting parents and teachers in preventing substance use among teenagers.  To have the resources listed below mailed to you or your school, please email Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator, Kim Slade at The Substance Use Resource Guide can be downloaded or a print version can be mailed.

“7 Ways to Protect Your Teen from Alcohol and Other Drugs – A Parent’s Guide”
“Coming Home – Preventing Alcohol and Drug Use Among Native American Teens”
“Substance Abuse Starts at Home – Safeguarding Your Children”

In addition to the three resources listed above, all original department substance use resources can be found on the Regional Substance Abuse Council Publications and Data web page.

The Human and Financial Costs of Substance Use in Barnstable County, March 2015 pdf icon
The Words We Use Matter – Reducing Stigma through Language (May 2016) pdf icon
Where We Stand – Addiction on Cape Cod pdf icon

The Department of Human Services provides a wide variety of health and human services information on our Publications and Data web pages. Critical documents, resources and related links, are housed in the Department’s repository of synthesized local data in original in-house publications and reports. Also, Human Services’ Behavioral Health website features mental health and substance use information, state and federal legislation, self-help guides, and local directory of related services, and our Public Health and Wellness website provides data and information about community services, laws, related news, and a service directory of resources on aging, disability, mental health, substance use, housing, and basic needs.