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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 —...

Film documents addiction and recovery on Martha’s Vineyard

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Although the seasonal resort destination of Martha’s Vineyard is largely sequestered from the mainland, it is not spared from the scourge of addiction that spreads through communities like wildfire. With the warm days of summer...