Posts Tagged ‘Addiction’

Treatment Island: Addicts Sent To Recover Off Coast of Cape Cod

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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About a dozen miles off the coast of Cape Cod sits a rustic island named Penikese — part of the Elizabeth island chain. A hundred years ago, Penikese was home to a leper colony, then a school for troubled boys and a bird sanctuary. In the fall of 2016, Penikese opened to its newest incarnation — a treatment program for opioid addicts. [Aired November 2016 on New England Public Radio, and December 2016 on WHYY's The Pulse. Also part of the New England News Collaborative.]