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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


Collective Recovery

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:

Community Centers
Art Groups
Sports Activities
Social Media