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Students Achieving Recovery Together (START) is a student club at Cape Cod Community College. Our goal is to promote awareness, support, compassion, and change around the issues of addiction and recovery. If you are in recovery, or if your life has been impacted by a loved one’s addiction, you should join START.

START meets every Wednesday from 2:00–3:00pm in North 107.

START activities:

  • Sponsor 12-Step meetings on campus for our students, faculty, and staff
  • Plan, promote, and host events on campus to raise awareness about addiction and recovery
  • Offer literature and a directory of resources for people dealing with either their own or another person’s substance abuse
  • Raise money for an educational assistance fund called the Chelsea L. Joslin Students in Recovery Financial Award given each year to 1–3 students in recovery
  • Network with community organizations whose missions and goals align with our own and host events for them at the College

Recent Accomplishments

  • Premiered the film: What Happened Here: The Untold Story of Addiction on Cape Cod
  • Hosted Stories of Recovery and Hope by True Story Theater of Arlington, MA
  • Held songwriting workshops with Kathy Moser to write, produce, and record original songs with recovery themes
  • Hosted numerous lectures and films, including The Anonymous People
  • Partnered with Calmer Choice to host Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation