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Collaborative Communities Aide in Health

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Collaborative Communities Aide in Health

Collaborative communities are a unique way people find a connection in more than just day to day interactions. People can work together, build awareness, and provide educational tools to each other. A collaborative community is sharing commonalities and differences through experience, strength, and hope.You must be asking, “What is a collaborative community?” For this reading, a collaborative community is one in which family structures, friends, loved ones and those sharing a similar life path can join together and engage in conversations that weren’t possible before the age of digital media and online communities. We create these bonds through shared experiences....

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11 Year Old Missing her Sister & Dad Since Their Addiction

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11 Year Old Missing her Sister & Dad Since Their Addiction

Having a father and a sister that were both drug addicts, did not give me a good life. It was hard on my life. It affected my school grades, it affected the way my parents treated each other, and most important it affected my life in a very bad way. I've learned a lot in life for these reasons.  Since my dad was a drug addict he missed a lot of parts of my life like my school talent shows, my science fairs, my chorus concerts, and a lot of my birth days. I still remember the first time my...

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Invisible Illness! Don't Believe Me Until My Bones Are Already Broken...

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Invisible Illness! Don't Believe Me Until My Bones Are Already Broken...

This isn't recent news, but it is relevant news for me, my story, and another grotesque mental illness saga. My mental illness never seems to go away, but does it better when I find healthier ways to cope. But, this was a time in my life when I was at an all time low mentally, dealing with panic disorders and anorexia, while trying to realize that maybe I truly did have a problem with addiction; not just substances, either.  While chronically threatening to kill myself was the least of my worries. In fact, I thought that it would fix my...

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Transition from Rehab to Home: Prevention

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Transition from Rehab to Home: Prevention

The transition from rehab to home brings many challenges. We are stripped from the favorable conditions that promoted our abstinence. The 24/7 support of counselors and staff are no longer available to us. Staying clean in rehab is actually quite simple. Rehab is a comfort zone, a place of safety. Stepping outside of that comfort ...

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