Use your voice for your community.
Community Factors That Increase Risk of Substance Use Issues
Community Factors That Decrease Risk of Substance Use Issues
Low quality schools
Connected neighborhood or community
Limited prevention resources available
Community opportunities to engage youth
Lack of accessible community services for those in need
Policies and practices that support healthy youth programs
Lack of social connection and opportunity
Positive, engaged adult figures
Personal recovery becomes collective recovery when someone is able to connect their individual recovery to a larger story or community. By changing “I” to “we” through focus groups or listening forums, we collectively share not only our experiences, but also our strength and hope.
Recovery doesn’t only live in treatment facilities.
People can also look for help in the following places: