Gosnold on Cape Cod

Gosnold on Cape Cod Falmouth Massachusetts

For over 40 years, Gosnold has been serving individuals and families affected by addiction. We understand addiction as a chronic disease that requires lifelong care and management. Our full continuum of inpatient and outpatient programs enables us to treat individuals at all stages of the illness and our Reaching Out family program brings hope and support to families. A dedicated and caring staff using evidence based practices can help patients and family members develop and understand the changes that can lead to life long remission. Gosnold supports you for the life of your recovery.


Located in the seaside town of Falmouth, Mass., Gosnold on Cape Cod offers a full continuum of treatment services for adults struggling with substance abuse. Both inpatient and outpatient treatment is provided, and gender-specific and specialized tracks for pregnant and postpartum women are available. Medically monitored detoxification is also provided on-site.


While treatment duration varies, inpatient clients typically remain on-site for three to five weeks, and those in specialized tracks stay for up to 10 weeks. All clients are introduced to the 12-Steps and can expect to have individual and group therapy. Education is also a key program component, as is holistic health and wellness. Clients receive guidance on physical fitness and nutrition, and are encouraged to participate in yoga and meditation.

Whenever possible, clients’ family members play an active role in their loved one’s recovery. There are weekly education sessions, as well as family counseling and continuing care options.


Gosnold on Cape Cod’s staff is governed by a board of directors and comprised of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and certified addiction counselors.


Those enrolled in inpatient treatment reside at Gosnold at Cataumet, a 40-bed treatment facility. Few details regarding its living quarters are available, but alumni, friends, and family members who were polled by Best-rehabs.com provided four-star average ratings for Gosnold on Cape Cod’s accommodations, amenities, and meals.


Alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing submitted mostly positive feedback of Gosnold on Cape Cod. When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, 13 alumni provided Best-rehabs.com with an average rating of 4.54, based on a scale of one to five. A.B. wrote: “I have been to multiple inpatient rehabs in my state of Massachusetts and Gosnold is one of the best facilities in the state.”

Other high ratings went to the staff’s level of experience, which received 4.29 stars, and family participation, which received 3.67 stars (based on feedback from 14 and 15 alumni, respectively). Earl characterized the staff as “professional,” and an anonymous alum wrote: “They were compassionate and have knowledge of what your going through.”

Lower ratings went to holistic offerings, which received an average rating of 2.38 stars. Kristin characterized the program as “straightforward,” and Tracy described the counseling as “no frills.”


The vast majority of friends and family recommended treatment at Gosnold on Cape Cod. The 12 loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com were most impressed with staff’s level of experience and facility’s counseling options, which received ratings of 3.92 and 3.83, respectively. In her review, Kathleen wrote: “Gosnold set an excellent foundation for ongoing recovery success. Very dedicated and compassionate.”

Like alumni, loved ones provided lower ratings to the holistic offerings. Similarly, feedback for family participation was more mixed. On the one hand, Kerry wrote: “I feel that the facility lacked in support provided to family members,” but L.A.J., a spouse of a client, cited attending “helpful” family support groups. On average, this category received 3.73 stars based on 11 responses.


C.M.G., the sole staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, noted that the facility’s “programs have been well run for many years and have a good success ratio.” Yet the reviewer added: “The downfall is that management is not truly in touch with the people who are front line caregivers.”


Although the rehab does not list its prices online, Gosnold on Cape Cod accepts most health insurances and managed plans.

Updated June 2016

Gosnold on Cape Cod Reviews

If you’re in trouble, go there, they will save your life. The RA’S & nurses are there right next to you. They are real!! They will tell you how it is they’re not full of shit in the toilet nicely bluntly trust and rely on them
Let me start off by saying this: Just because your loved one didn’t get it this time around is not the fault of this facility. They do their damndest & the staff care about the patients. Wasn’t even going to leave a review but I’m just blown away by the inaccurate criticisms by family members of former Gosnold patients. Top notch food, accommodations are a bit dated but nothing awful. Beautiful locations. Tranquil atmosphere & smoke breaks are allowed. I don’t know what else y’all want from a place. The IOP program was amazing & I had great aftercare. It took three tries but now I’m at nearly 3 years sober & it is all because of this facility.
I greatly benefited from my time at Gosnold this past spring and would like to share a little feedback if it might help others. The journey is tough, but I’ve been to two other programs and this time it finally made sense.
In a perverse way it works it was so bad I never want to go back and will hopefully stay sober. Food good medical care good but the patients run the facility and those in charge look the other way. Many clients have the choice between Gosnold and the street. Its better then being homeless
Very unprofessional. Run by people in "recovery," who don't seem to have the education needed to understand how the brain and nervous system work. Addicts are usually very selfish people, and without proper knowledge, may delve deeper into the world of "all about me." Self-focus is not what an addict needs. Dwelling on themselves is what took them down. Depression/anxiety/narcists/socialiopathetic disorders are selfish disorders. Those in recovery are still wrapped around their own issues and thus "helping," an addict to overcome their problem is unhealthy. They may sit and commensurate, but that is not what it takes to move an addict out of addiction. This facility is not a place for your loved one to move forward in my experience, they are making worse choices by being here.