Three new trainings will be offered this fall to empower Cape Cod to help those affected by substance use. The trainings will be conducted by the Institute for Health and Recovery and will include strategies for addressing tobacco use for populations with substance use and mental health disorders, approaches to care for people with the co-occurrence of mental health and substance use disorders, and addressing secondary trauma and the need for self care for providers of mental health and substance use related services.
The trainings are offered through a collaboration between the Barnstable County Regional Substance Use Council and the Moms Do Care Program at Cape Cod Healthcare.
The Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC) links towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod to identify and address regional gaps and disparities in the service provider system, and to maximize inter-agency collaboration, funding, and resource opportunities. RSAC facilitates a regional approach to substance use across the continuum of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.