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Jul 252011

We work together for a happier, healthier Sullivan County.

Communities United is an umbrella organization made up of businesses, community support organizations, government and law enforcement, and nonprofit organizations. We are united in our commitment to work for a stronger, healthier community. We know alcohol and drug abuse hurts families and drains our communities of valuable resources.

We work together to provide information, strengthen resources, and support healthy behavior. As you explore our website, you’ll learn more about what we do, our community partners, and how you can help your family and community.

Have a challenging family? The New York Times asked crisis negotiators for tips to help keep family conflicts in check.

Even in the calmest of families the holidays can be difficult, especially if it is the first holiday after a death or other major changes.

For kids, this website has some great tips to keep stress low.

And the Mayo Clinic has wonderful tips for adults to help make the holidays more fun and less stressful.

Thursday, November 20, is this year’s Great American Smoke-Out.

Even if you quit tobacco for just 20 minutes, there will be noticeable changes in your body. Quit for a lifetime and you’ll save money and your health.

Call 1-800-QUIT NOW or visit TrytoStopNH.org for free help that will more than double your chances of quitting smoking, chew or snuff for good.

If you’re currently uninsured or are unhappy with your insurance plan, the time to change your plan is coming up. Open enrollment for government-sponsored health care plans begins on November 15 and continues through February 15. This is a chance to change your insurance or enroll for the first time. The penalties for not signing up for health care increase this year, so it’s important to find out what your options are.

Visit Healthcare.gov and learn what your options are. You may be eligible for Medicaid under the recent expansion or a rebate. If you find the website confusing, there are people who can help you.

Health care reform means that individuals now can have physical health, mental health and substance abuse treatment covered.

You can help end sexual assault

The Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

Dr. Bill Kohn clarifies the facts about smokeless tobacco.

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