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The Maile Leaf

The Maile Lei

Here in Hawaii, the maile (alyxia oliviformis) is a unique, native vine with fragrant leaves that are used to create leis for special occasions.  The maile is also used to symbolize love and a desire for peace. As young people come to realize the hope of overcoming their struggles with substance use and co-occurring disorders they learn to love and respect themselves and those around them, as they strive towards a more healthy and peaceful existence

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