Community is defined as a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common; a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
At Purple, there is a group of men; all of whom are unique. Varying environments, cultures, experiences, and situations have shaped who they are, how they behave, and their specific attitudes towards themselves and their surroundings. Under normal circumstances, most of them would not choose to be around one another. However, these men come to treatment and find themselves in a situation which contradicts their lifestyles and belief systems. It is a situation that would be extremely difficult to navigate alone, but together it is possible.
I am enthralled when I see guys from all walks of life form a bond and accomplish something as powerful as sobriety. Community is a basic principle behind 12 step programs and the aggregate of Purple. Through community our clients learn about service, communication, trust, honesty, team work, and how to use one another’s strengths to solve difficult issues that arise in treatment.