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What We Do

Bourne Public Schools and Upper Cape Technical School Events

One of our goals is to incorporate the dangers of substance use and the importance of positive choices into daily learning.  We sponsor events such as drunk driving prevention events before prom and guest lecturers.  We are very fortunate to have representatives from our schools as active members of our committee.

Community Events

We participate and/or host a variety of events around the Town of Bourne and greater Cape Cod area targeting residents of all ages. These events include the Falmouth Road Race, Narcan training, business forums, and car washes.

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Annual Sticker Shock Event 

Our group partners with local liquor stores across the Town of Bourne annually to apply informative labels on alcohol carry-out bags. These stickers are meant to remind customers of the consequences of providing alcohol to those under the age of 21.

Resource Bags 

Through the help of local funding from the Cook Family Charitable Fund, the Bourne Substance Free Coalition is proud to start a ‘Resource Bag’ program in our town. The lightweight backpack includes one dose of Narcan, toiletries, socks, and information on how to get local assistance. This program aims to distribute these bags in conjunction with a HEALing Communities Study-funded mobile van staffed with addiction recovery coaches and also to patients leaving our four local hospitals after an overdose.

Hidden in Plain Sight Events

The Bourne Substance Free Coalition puts on this event annually at school open houses. Hidden in Plain Sight is an educational experience that walks you through  a typical teenage bedroom.  The inside of the bedroom is set up with drug paraphernalia “Hidden in Plain Sight.”  This is an interactive display/program that offers adults insights into current trends in youth substance abuse, drug paraphernalia, concealment of illicit drugs & alcohol.  Volunteers educate community members about drug trends, paraphernalia, how to talk to youth about alcohol & drugs, and what to do if a problem is suspected.  For more information, please

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