Barnstable County Health Department Resource Guide
Pause A While, “The Pause”, is a facility located on Cape Cod Massachusetts, in the town of Orleans. Its sole purpose is to provide a dedicated and warm environment to host 12-step recovery meetings.
With on average four meetings held at the facility each day, and with close to 200 individuals attending these meetings, The Pause is one of the largest dedicated facilities of its type in Massachusetts.
12-step meetings are the long-term treatment component for alcoholism and addiction. Individuals who are attending these 12-step meetings each day are actively and successfully treating their addiction and alcoholism. There are also meetings held at The Pause which provide support to families and loved ones of alcoholics and addicts: including meetings for the children affected by a parent’s addiction or alcoholism.
Pause A While, the facility, is operated and managed by an independent nonprofit: Pause A While Inc., a 501(C)3 organization. Both The Pause, the facility, and the nonprofit manager of the facility, Pause A While Inc, are not affiliated with any 12-step recovery group such as AA.