A sobriety, recovery and wellness book especially for Native Americans, written by Native Americans. This new resource follows the teachings of the Native American Medicine Wheel and 12 Step Tradition.
From the book: "Time and again our Elders have said that the 12 Steps of AA are just the same as the principles that our ancestors lived by, with only one change. When we place the 12 Steps in a circle then they come into alignment with the circle teachings that we know from many of our tribal ways. When we think of them in a circle and use them a little differently, then the words will be more familiar to us. This book is about a Red Road, Medicine Wheel Journey to Wellbriety - to become sober and well in a Native American cultural way."
The Red Road to Wellbriety is a book of healing that is culture-specific to Native Americans, but it may be used by all people. The book includes 12 chapters of cultural information about healing from alcoholism and addictions, including "how-to" information about working the 12 Steps in a Native way. The Red Road to Wellbriety also offers 17 personal recovery stories from Native Americans and others who have used Native culture or a Medicine Wheel and the 12 Steps approach to their own recovery from alcohol and other drugs.
The book also features chapters on healing from ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) behavior, and co-dependency, as well as chapters on strengthening the family and community. The Red Road to Wellbriety is a stand-alone book or it may be used as a companion to White Bison's Medicine Wheel and the 12 Steps programs for women and for men. It can also be used as a hands-on book for White Bison's community-based Firestarter's Healing and Wellbriety Programs.
What the readers say:
"This book can be used by professionals to develop a working knowledge about the history of Native American people, their relationship with alcohol and other compulsive behavior, the Medicine Wheel and the 12 Steps as a journey of healing, and the role of the Elders in healing. The wisdom reflected in The Red Road to Wellbriety will inspire and fortify for generations to come. It will surely touch the hearts and minds of those Native people seeking hope and healing." From New York State
"As a recovering alcoholic from Ireland I found a lot of similarities between us and the Indian culture. We were also repressed for centuries, we were not allowed to practice our religion, language or traditions. As a culture that was made to feel 'less than,' we are probably more predisposed to addictions than others. I have a much better understanding of Indian spirituality and it has enhanced my own personal recovery. I found it to be very enlightening and spiritually uplifting." From Kentucky
"I heard today that they have at last given the book to my husband, justice at last along with perseverence !
I would like to thank you all for your help with this matter and your e-mails, Chi miigwech.
I hear that White Bison will be coming to our reservation later in the year and look forward to meeting with them again.
I know my husband will re-circulate the book to others that may benefit from it , when he has read it. I believe it would be a great access to get this book into people incarcerated.
Once again thank you for all your help,"
Comment from Customer in Michigan
Great in all ways! -DT
Excellent book and it was delivered very quickly. Great price. I am very happy and my girlfriend LOVED the book! It was a great surprise! -BR
I recommend The Red Road to my Native American friends. -NP