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Community Impact: Yarmouth Police Host ‘Learn to Cope’ and offer Narcan Training

Filed in Community Impact, Health and Wellness, NEWS HEADLINES, Police by on November 14, 2017 0 Comments • views: 786

As Cape Cod continues to face the growing opiate crisis, local organizations are working to help those affected by addiction.

The Yarmouth Police Department continues to host weekly Learn to Cope Support Group Meetings for families from all over Cape Cod dealing with addiction. Meetings are held in the Community Room at Yarmouth Police Headquarters every Tuesday night starting at 7PM.

The crisis of heroin/fentanyl abuse on Cape Cod and all over Massachusetts continues.  Someone overdoses somewhere on Cape Cod every day. Overdose victims are parents, children, aunts, uncles, friends – they are all members of our community that need our help and support.

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support group for parents and family members dealing with a loved one addicted to heroin, OxyContin, and other drugs. Weekly 90 minute meetings are free of any cost and are open to everyone from all across Cape Cod and the Islands.

Free rides are available to and from the meetings. Operation ‘Rides for Hope’ is completely free and confidential. For a free ride, please call Town Taxi of Cape Cod at 508.775.5555.

In addition, Learn to Cope can also train and legally issue Narcan, which families from all across Cape Cod and the Islands will be able to obtain at any time on Tuesday evenings. Narcan, also known as naloxone, is an opiate antagonist used to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Narcan is safe and effective, and comes in a nasal spray that is legal to carry for those who are trained.

Learn to Cope is a registered Non-Profit Organization. For more information,  contact founder and executive director Joanne Peterson  at 508-738-5148, or visit their web site at


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