For Islanders wrestling with addiction, isolation and stress brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has made a perennial problem worse.
On Monday, a small red house on the campus of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital begins operating as the Peer Recovery Support Center.


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.

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.


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

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