“Just For The Health Of It” Community Discussions with Ashley Pesek

Episode 15: Ashley Pesek of Opiate-Free Island Partnership Talks about the Syringe Service Program

March 19, 2021

Ashley Pesek running the needle exchange program in Deer Isle


Opiate-Free Island Partnership recently started a Syringe Service Program at St. Brendan’s Church in Deer Isle. This program runs every Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In this episode, Ashley Pesek, OFIP’s Program Director answers the following questions:

What is a syringe service program? Is it different than a needle exchange?

What did OFIP have to do to bring this service to the island?

How do people use this service?

How is the program doing in its first month?

What are OFIP’s goals in running this program?

How can we as a community support this program?

To reach Ashley at OFIP call: 207-367-5850
or email: ofip.director@gmail.com

OFIP’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/opiatefreeisland/ 

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