Bernie Carbo Will Speak at Tabernacle
Former Red Sox star Bernie Carbo will speak next week at the Tabernacle to raise awareness about drug and alcohol addiction.
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Forum Focuses on Addiction Prevention, Removing Stigma
Alex Elvin

With opioid addiction on the rise, the head of the state Department of Public Health stopped by the Vineyard last week to shed light on her department’s efforts to respond.

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Agreement Clears Path to Detox for Islanders
Julia Wells

A trial program has begun that offers Vineyard residents immediate access to detox services on the mainland, leaders at Community Services and the Island hospital announced this week.

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Teen Substance Abuse Seminar
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will host a talk at the regional high school entitled Conversations that Matter – A Dialogue on Teen Substance Abuse.
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Islandwide Group Works to Create Better Response to Addiction
Steve Myrick
Better access to detox facilities on the mainland and specially-trained recovery coaches are in the works following a public forum last June.
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Event Puts Spotlight on Heroin Problem
Steve Myrick

A large crowd gathered at the Oak Bluffs School Friday that focused on heroin addiction. The organizer was Billy Pfaff, founder of the Facebook group Heroin Is Killing My Town.

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Addiction Treatment Center Planned for Penikese Island
Steve Myrick
With heroin use a rising concern on the Cape and Islands, the Penikese School has announced plans to reopen as a residential treatment center.
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Road to Recovery Rocky as New Paths Future Is Uncertain
Olivia Hull
The Island’s only intensive outpatient substance abuse program, New Paths Recovery, was inaugurated with a five-year grant from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in the summer of 2010. That grant is set to expire in 10 months.
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Heroin Use, Overdoses Seen on the Rise Here
Sara Brown and Olivia Hull
Island police and members of the drug treatment community agree that heroin use on the Island is on the rise, along with fatal drug overdoses.
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Sober Housing Is Essential in Helping Addiction
Elizabeth Shults Berardi
As I learned firsthand over recent years, a critical component of this support must be sober living homes. These are the facilities that are meant to provide people with an opportunity to recover in a safe environment.
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