New Peer Recovery Center Opens
Louisa Hufstader
On Monday, a small red house on the campus of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital begins operating as the Peer Recovery Support Center.
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Police, Recovery Coaches Team Up to Offer Substance Abuse Aid
Holly Pretsky

When a person is struggling with a substance use disorder on the Island, police officers are often among the first to know. Recently Edgartown police have begun to take a more intentional approach.

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State Award Aids Substance Abuse Recovery
Landry Harlan

Community Services has been awarded $400,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to open a recovery support center in partnership with the Island hospital.

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Vigil Marks National Day of Addiction Awareness
Steve Myrick

About 60 people gathered Friday evening at Owen Park in Vineyard Haven to remember Islanders and loved ones who have been lost to overdoses.

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Rally Brings Addiction Out of the Shadows
Steve Myrick

A small crowd gathered at Five Corners Thursday evening to express frustration at the Island opioid epidemic.

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Community Services Opens New Clinic
Steve Myrick

In a dedication ceremony Tuesday afternoon, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services opened a new space to house its Island Intervention Center.

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Community Services Opens Clinic to Help Treat Drug Addiction
Steve Myrick

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will open a new clinic on May 22 to dispense a drug that has helped many people escape the grip of addiction to heroin and other opioids.

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Pilot Detox Program Sees Success
Landry Harlan
A pilot program begun 14 months ago by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital to combat substance use disorder has helped steer 111 Vineyard residents onto the road to recovery.
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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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