The Barnstable County Regional Substance Addiction Council (RSAC) purpose is to establish a communication infrastructure across towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod to help the region identify and address gaps and disparities in the service system, maximize inter-agency collaboration and to maximize funding and resource opportunities.

Cultural Responsiveness Report (July 2023)

Vaping Presentation: The New Look of Addiction | Talk with Your Kids about the Dangers of Vaping (April 2019)

RSAC Vaping Infographic: What Parents Need to Know (March 2019)

EMPLOYER TOOL KIT | Substance Use in the Workplace (November 2018)

FACT SHEET: Regional Substance Addiction Council (RSAC) (June 2017)

RSAC Marijuana Infographic: What Parents Need to Know (March 2018)

RSAC Issue Brief 6: Marijuana Use and Parenting: What You Need to Know (February 2018)

Analysis of Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths on Cape Cod, 2004-2014: Implications for Trades/Service Workers and the Straight-To-Work Population (October 2017 Updated) by Vaira Harik and Melissa Janiszewski (Presentation)

Cape Cod Substance Use Resource Guide (May, 2018)

Good Samaritan Overdose Rack Card, Sides 1&2

Good Samaritan Overdose 11×17 Poster

RSAC 2016 Accomplishments and 2017 Priorities

Tackling Alcohol-Related Health Harms Through Multi-component Strategies, RSAC Presentation (February 2, 2017)

RSAC Action Plan Progress YR 1 (August 2016) by Vaira Harik
Powerpoint presentation at RSAC’s 8-4-2016 meeting which summarizes progress on the RSAC Action Plan in year one.

The Language of Addiction. Words Matter (October 2016)

An Act Relative to Substance Use – Summary (April 2016)

RSAC Issue Brief 5: Stigma, Health Outcomes and Why “Words Matter” (September 2016)

RSAC Issue Brief 4: Marijuana and the Teen Brain (September 2016)

RSAC Issue Brief 3: MA Ballot Initiative (May 2016)

RSAC Issue Brief 2: Use of Social Norms Campaigns (April 2016)

RSAC Issue Brief 1: Use of Scare Tactics in Prevention Messaging (March 2016)

Addressing Substance Use on Cape Cod: Action Plan (November 2015)
Prepared for the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council and covers the period 2015-2020

Infographic: The Human and Financial Costs of Substance Use in Barnstable County (March 2015)

Analysis of Substance Abuse on Cape Cod: A Baseline Assessment (March 2015) by Vaira Harik, Alison El Ayadi, Samantha Kossow
A snapshot of substance dependency, and its related costs, for Barnstable County, Massachusetts and is intended to inform programming and policy needs as defined by the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council.

Substance Abuse Treatment Statistics: Barnstable County Residents, Focus on 2007-2011 (July 2013) by Christine Clements Stein

Prescription Drug Abuse Fact Sheet (May 2014)

Narcan Fact Sheet (April 2014)

RSAC Overview Presentation (December 2015)

Substance Abuse Terminology (April 2014)

Meetings & Minutes

Please find the agendas, minutes and associated documents for this initiative below.