Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention
Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box
Now you can drop off all of your old or unused prescription medications
24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the lobby of the
Falmouth Police Department, 750 Main Street, Falmouth, MA
Members of the Partnership, representing a wide-range of community involvement, have been working to assess the extent of the substance abuse problem in Falmouth, and develop and implement prevention strategies that are unique to our community.
One of the strategies to support not providing alcohol to minors that the Partnership facilitates is the Sticker Shock Project. The Partnership recruits and collaborates with interested youth and adults to promote the sticker.
Petition for Commitment of Alcoholic or Substance Abuser for Treatment (Sec 35)
Initiating Court-Ordered Assisted Treatment
A section 35 is a civil commitment of a person that is having alcohol or substance abuse issues. This is how it works. There is a person who is abusing drugs or alcohol. A family member, police officer, guardian or court official petitions the court to “section 35” the individual, which means to detain and send the abuser to a treatment facility. The court has a doctor talk to the abuser and to give an opinion to the court about the severity of the abuser’s condition. The court rules on whether the person should be detained for treatment.