Substance Use Disorder Informational Meeting and Discussion in Sandwich on May 25

May 5, 2022

Sandwich – The Sandwich community is invited to an informational meeting to discuss substance use disorders and overdose deaths. The in-person meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Sandwich Library Community Room at 142 Main Street. 

As overdose deaths continue to rise in the community, Sandwich remains the only town on the Upper Cape without a dedicated substance use coalition. The purpose of this meeting is to hear local concerns related to opioid use and substance use disorders, and to discuss community efforts to address these issues, including the possible formation of a coalition. All members of the community are invited to join this solution-focused discussion, including parents, youth, people with lived experience, town leaders, and representatives from various sectors within the community (education, law enforcement, religion, business, local government, media, healthcare, harm reduction). Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

For more information about this event, please email Erin Ralston, Community Coordinator at Community Health Center at

This meeting is being organized by coalition members of the Bourne and Sandwich HEALing Communities Study-Massachusetts Coalition, convened by Boston Medical Center and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This study aims to decrease opioid-related fatalities in Bourne and Sandwich and 15 other Massachusetts communities. To learn more about this study, please visit