Gosnold's Prevention Division


At Gosnold, we not only treat addiction; we aim to prevent it. Prevention and early intervention offer hope and promise of averting addictive disease. Gosnold took the lead on a call for community action and created the Prevention Division in 2014.


Scope of Need

Rates of youth alcohol use, the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, and the nation’s opioid crisis are prevalent health concerns that affect parents and caregivers.

Addiction is a public health crisis that directly or indirectly affects almost every American.

  • Approximately 88,000 Americans die from alcohol-attributed causes each year, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. *
  • An estimated 2.1 million people ages 12 or older had an opioid use disorder, and nearly 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder. *

Our Model

Utilizing evidence based strategies; Gosnold’s prevention program is a comprehensive effort to reduce the effects of drugs and alcohol. Our initiative brings together various sectors of the community–health, education, business, government and the general public in a planned and collaborative way.

Prevention at Work

  • Parent Education – Guiding Good Choices
  • Sticker Shock Campaigns
  • Cape Cod Baseball League- Playing Above the Influence
  • Pre Prom Assemblies
  • Rx Take Back Days
  • School Based Programs
  • Community Forums
  • Social Host Law Training
  • Support Community Coalitions
  • Youth Health & Wellness



Our Partners


Healthcare Organizations

Community Health Center of Cape Cod

Cape Cod Healthcare


Law Enforcement

Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office

Cape & Island’s District Attorney’s Office

Falmouth Police Department

Yarmouth Police Department

Mashpee Police Department


Community Non-Profit & Government Organizations

Regional Substance Abuse Council

Barnstable County Human Services

Cape Cod Foundation

United Way of Cape Cod

The Falmouth Walk

Cape Cod Baseball League



Business Organizations

Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Eastern Bank

Jack In the Beanstalk

Falmouth Chamber of Commerce

Windfall Market

Miskovsky Landscaping


Coalitions & Youth Organizations

Bourne Substance Abuse Coalition

Mashpee Cares

Falmouth Substance Abuse Commission

Scituate FACTS

Yarmouth Substance Abuse Committee

Jack’s PACT

Live for Lou


 Media Partners

Falmouth Enterprise

Cape Cod Broadcasting

Cod Comm Radio


Cape Media


Faith Based Organizations

Cape Cod Church

Brewster Baptist Church

John Wesley United Methodist Church



*SAMHSA “Talk They Hear You” Campaign 2019