The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives several definitions for the word community: A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government.
- The district or locality in which such a group lives.
- A group of people having common interests: the scientific community; the international business community.
When pertaining to troubled young adults, a community is a very important factor. Whether the community in question is their family, their friends or even co-workers, an individual is influenced by all of those who surround them. Moreover, it is imperative for an individual to surround themselves with a nurturing community who support and assist them in reaching their goals.
Much like that of a troubled teen, if a troubled young adult surrounds themselves with a negative peer group, he/she can also be expected to fail and live a negative lifestyle. However, if a young man or woman surrounds themselves with a positive, nurturing peer group, he/she can expect to live a fruitful, productive lifestyle.