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Prevention, Intervention, Family Support

Prevention
  • Community awareness -forums, awareness seminars, professional educational events and information dissemination, all to help improve an understanding of substance abuse and emotional disorders.
  • Community assessments – collect and publically share information about effectiveness of opioid-related programs, real-time data on overdoses, survey of youth, parents, teachers, police, etc.
  • Creation of positive social norms
  • Sticker Shock Campaigns
  • Pre-Prom Assemblies, Substance-fee After-Prom Party
  • Lock Your Meds Campaign
  • Family Education
  • Youth Health and Wellness
  • Social Host Liability Training
  • Parent Education Training “Guiding Good Choices”, Parenting is Prevention
  • Offer Responsible Beverage Service Training to Liquor License Holders
The Youth Task Force 508-696-5304 is the lead agency on MV for substance abuse prevention focusing on targeting youth ages 12-26. They conduct surveys and promote the positive social norms through campains and programs stated above.
        MV Public Schools (MVYPS) 508-693-2007 Office of the Superintendent of Schools
        MV Public Charter School 508-693-9900
  • D.A.R.E. Program - Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program run by the Dukes County Sherrif's Office officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. 508-627-3784
  • Medical care integration - early intervention and assessment screenings during the medical appointment, which allows for early detection of substance abuse and guidance for managing anxiety, depression, and stress related issues; collaboration with medical partners improves access to specialty care and can aid in the prevention of potential substance dependence:
  • Primary Care Offices
  • OB/GYN Offices
  • Community Health Centers
  • Pediatrician's Offices
Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral for Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Use (SBIRT)         Mass Child Psychiatry Access Project - connecting Primary Care with Child Psychiatry to meet the needs of children with behavioral health concerns.
  • Pain medication management/monitoring, prescription practices - Center for Pain Management (MV Hospital) -High Risk Care Management 508-957-0188 (referrals from Primary Care doctors of patients using opioids; they utilize Mass General pain specialist through telemedicine or send patient to pain psychologist in Boston) On-line resource: PainEDU
  • Medication Dropboxes for safe disposal of prescription medications - available at Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, West Tisbury Police Stations
  • Safe Sharps Drop-off - for safe disposal of used needles and syrenges- available at MV Hospital - Safe Sharps Drop-Off Program
  • Law enforcement
        Martha's Vineyard Drug Task Force is collaborative effort of the island police departments to locate and investigate illicit drug distribution, it has a K-9 unit as well.
        Narcan is available for all island police departments and EMS (except for Chilmark PD which will be ready by the summer, the Tri-town EMS has it now)
        Compliance checks and routine surveillance aid in prevention
        508-645-2313 Aquinnah Police Department
        508-645-3310 Chilmark Police Department
        508-627-4343    Edgartown Police Department
        508-693-0750    Oak Bluffs Police Department
        508-696-4240    Tisbury Police Department
        508-693-0020    West Tisbury Police Department
Afterschool Programs:   
  • [Link]Alex's Place - YMCA MV Teen Center 508-696-7171
                         Alex's sYsters group ext. 128
                         KONNECT FOR BOYS group ext.128

 
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The County of Dukes County PO Box 190, Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: 508.696.3840    Fax: 508.696.3841    info@dukescounty.org
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