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Way Of Our People

Author : Donald Richard Wright
ISBN : 9781616494230
Genre : Self-Help
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"Speaking to all American Indians about the challenges and rewards of living sober, this book blends Ojibwe and Twelve Step spiritual principles and practices. Whatever our culture, we can apply the traditional virtues of honesty, sharing, kindness, and strength to our lives. By relying on the Creator, Elders' wisdom, and sober community support, we find hope. Each week offers a meditation, seven daily prayers, and real stories 'from the rooms' of Alcoholics Anonymous."--Back cover.

Firewater

Author : Harold Johnson
ISBN : 0889774374
Genre : Social Science
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A passionate call to action from a veteran prosecutor, "Firewater" examines alcohol its history, the myths surrounding it, and its devastating impact on Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike."

Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

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ISBN : 0916856003
Genre : Alcoholism
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Drunks

Author : Christopher M. Finan
ISBN : 9780807001790
Genre : HISTORY
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"A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the seventeenth century to the present day Today, millions of Americans are struggling with alcoholism, but millions are also in long-term recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous and a growing number of recovery organizations are providing support for alcoholics who will face the danger of relapse for the rest of their lives. We have finally come to understand alcoholism as a treatable illness, rather than a moral failure. Today's advocates can draw inspiration from the victories of sober drunks throughout American history. Christopher Finan recounts the nation's history with alcohol and its search for sobriety, which began among Native Americans in the colonial period, when liquor was used to cheat them of their property. He introduces us to the first of a colorful cast of characters, a remarkable Iroquois leader named Handsome Lake, who dedicated his life to helping his people renounce hard liquor. And we meet Carrie Nation, the wife of an alcoholic who destroyed bars with an ax in her anger over what alcohol had done to her family, as well as the idealistic and energetic Washingtonians, reformed drunks who led the first national movement to save men like themselves. Finan also tells the dramatic story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the two drunks who helped each other stay sober and then created AA, which survived its tumultuous early years and has made it possible for millions of men and women to quit drinking. This is narrative history at its best: entertaining and authoritative, an important portrait of one of America's great liberation movements"--

Gifts Of Sobriety

Author : Barbara S Cole
ISBN : 9781592857630
Genre : Self-Help
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Inspiring stories from those who encountered life-changing blessings from seemingly unimportant events. "Why try?" we sometimes ask ourselves when faced with the uncertainties and hard work of recovery. But the answers are all around us, in the rich and spirited lives of those who have made the journey before us, each one a member of the joyful possibilities that await. These possibilities come alive in Gifts of Sobriety, a book that gives immediate meaning to the Big Book's promise: "We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness." In this book, Gifts of Sobriety, those who have freed themselves of alcohol or drug addiction share the gifts that sobriety has given them. Their stories are, in turn, a gift--for those who have made the journey and for those who, just embarking, seek gladdening news of the good life to come

Recovery The Native Way

Author : Dr. Alf H. Walle
ISBN : 9781607529446
Genre : Education
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This book is written in the belief that many Native substance abusers suffer because their cultural heritage is being swept away or because they have lost contact with it. While Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous provide wonderful leadership to millions of people, they do not deal with the pain that can arise when cultures weaken and die or when people are cut off from their heritage. While not seeking to replace tools of recovery, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, this book deals with the fact that people often lose the ability to cope when their cultures are under attack. The resulting pain can lead to substance abusers. If strengthened, however, the traditions of a people can help people regain their sobriety. The example of Handsome Lake, a Native leader who lived many years ago, demonstrates the power of tradition. Handsome Lake was an alcoholic near death who, at the last possible moment, regained his sobriety and invented a method that helped the Iroquois people overcome their alcoholism and restore their culture. This strategy was made up of two parts (1) reaffirming and strengthening the culture and (2) living a sober life while undoing past wrongs. This book is written to how how Handsome Lake’s inspirational example can help today's Native people who seek recovery from substance abuse.

American Indian Report

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105062164954
Genre : Indians of North America
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Report covers news and events in and actions impacting the Indian community.

Bottled

Author : Dana Bowman
ISBN : 9781937612979
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Humorist Dana Bowman chronicles her struggle with alcoholism—and subsequent recovery—through the prism of early motherhood and its challenges.

This Naked Mind

Author : Annie Grace
ISBN : 9780525537236
Genre : Self-Help
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This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol. Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery. This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science, and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie's own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-read for anyone who drinks. This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for. "You have given me my live back." ---Katy F., Albuquerque, New Mexico "This is an inspiring and groundbreaking must-read. I am forever inspired and changed." -Kate S., Los Angeles, California "The most selfless and amazing book that I have ever read." -Bernie M., Dublin, Ireland

Heritage Of The North American Indian People

Author : Daniel Hance Page
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110482358
Genre : History
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