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Voices of Recovery: Tyler Paulson

You never plan on becoming addicted to something, and you don’t really realize it when you are in the middle of it, even when everyone is telling you that you have this big problem....

Voices of Recovery: Clarence “Trip” Barnes III

I started hauling fish to New York. And of course I come rolling into New York at night and the fish auction was at 12:30 am. I’d go down 2nd Avenue, hit every gin...

Voices of Recovery: Tim Wolff

I started doing this work in 2016 and one of the reasons I enjoy it so much is because I like to help others get their life on track. I do it because it...

Voices of Recovery: Nicole Jackson

I used to come here during the summer for family vacations, and then in college I decided I didn’t want to go home and live with my parents. On summer breaks, I came here...

Voices of Recovery: Chip Coblyn

After 35 years, my wife and business partner, Pam, decided to close the doors of Coblyn Design, our graphic design, marketing, and industrial design firm in Washington, D.C., and move to the Vineyard full-time,...

Voices of Recovery: Adam Gendreau

I grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts, and struggled with substance abuse in my own life. About 13 years ago I went through treatment at Gosnold and never left the Cape. I stayed there,...

Voices of Recovery: Howard “Howie” Marlin

The fact I flunked out of was an indicator. I grew up in a very mixed environment where my parents were indoctrinated into the hippy culture, although they were quite middle class. So,...

Recovery resources

Adult Children of Alcoholics: adultchildren.org, acamarthasvineyard@gmail.com First Stop M.V.: firststopmv.org Health Imperatives M.V.: 508-693-1208, healthimperatives.org Island Health Care: 508-939-9358, ihimv.org M.V. Community Services: 508-693-7900, or 508-693-0032 for 24/7 emergency, mvcommunityservices.org M.V. Groups of Alcoholics Anonymous, Island-wide list of meetings:...

Statistics show Island’s challenges with SUD

Drug and alcohol abuse on Martha’s Vineyard is more prevalent than it is in most of the rest of the country. According to the 2004 Health Report, 31 percent of full-time adult Vineyarders —...

‘The Island is going to have to figure it out’

The housing situation on Martha’s Vineyard was already in crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The worldwide health crisis has made the situation with rentals and homeownership even more dire, because when families fled...

Is Aspen a model for M.V.?

One of the models affordable housing advocates on the Island have looked at is the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA), an affordable workforce-housing program. Deed-restricted workforce housing began in Pitkin County and Aspen in...

Suzanne Lindsay — 23 moves in nine years

My name is Suzanne Lindsay. I started modeling at 18 and then became a life coach, and I have a book out on Amazon. As a model, they tell us never to disclose your...

Ksenia Meleshko — Got a job, but housing was tough

It is really great living here, but it’s not easy. I remember right when I moved here, I didn’t even really go off-Island for the first year, because I really loved it. I came here...

Mathea Morais — A lottery winner

Mathea Morais was interviewed by Eunki Seonwoo. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, but we summered here my whole life. We used to venture across half the country every June, and then back at...

Garri Saganenko — Knows the struggle of renters

I am a member of the Oak Bluffs affordable housing committee, where I am one of, across the Island, perhaps only a handful of renters to serve on such a committee and, likely, the...

Kevin MacDevette — Missed opportunities

After serving as an artillery officer in the Marine Corps, Captain Kevin MacDevette moved to the Vineyard. Drawn to the Island’s oyster industry, and with a long history of visiting the Island, MacDevette and...

Rick Bernard — Forced to move away

I was born and raised on the Island. I’m from Oak Bluffs, as my father was, and my grandfather. I grew up in Oak Bluffs, graduated in 1986, and right after that, I left...

Forrest Filler — Getting out of the shuffle

What prompted me to join the fire department was Tim Carroll, town administrator, who’s also on the fire department. He mentioned that the department needed people and that he thought that it might...

The travelers

Nicole Galland — stranded off-Island On March 8, I arrived in New York City to begin directing actor Scott Barrow in a one-man play, “Every Brilliant Thing.” We were scheduled to bring it back to...

Russell Maloney — real estate agent

I own Russell Maloney Real Estate; we’re located in Chilmark, and in 14 years in the business, I’ve never seen anything like this. The market took off last spring and summer, and then the...