Addictions and Healing in Aboriginal Country by Gregory Phillips

By Gregory Phillips

Addictions and therapeutic in Aboriginal nation establishes a framework for figuring out the problems pertinent to Indigenous addictions to alcohol, gunga and playing and its after-math in a single neighborhood, immense River (a fictitious identify for a true community).

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It’s made them into the people they are 25 Addictions&Healing in Aboriginal Country today, which means they cannot hear what Aboriginal people are telling them ... Many are trying to run away from their own history ... As they get older and more mature [chuckles], hopefully they’ll have a better understanding ... You see, that mouth of the snake ... our people are in pathological grieving. Our people have retreated into the belly of the snake ... it’s our consolidation of our Aboriginality, a renewing of our identity.

First Nations’ is the self-descriptive term used by the Indigenous peoples of Canada, excluding Inuit people. They also use the term ‘Aboriginal’. ‘Native American’ is the selfdescriptive term used by the Indigenous peoples of the United States of America. Both groups sometimes still use the term ‘Indian’ to refer to themselves, though First Nations and Native American are now the terms used for political definition. In this book, the term ‘Native’ or ‘Native peoples’ shall be used to describe both First Nations and Native American peoples.

Lastly, it could be perceived that this study is biased because of any of the following things: I am Aboriginal; because I am a recovering alcoholic; because I have experienced and believe in a spiritual healing journey as essential to recovery from alcohol, drug and other addictions; and because I was partly attempting to assist those in Big River who wished to learn about alcoholism and healing (as I understood such concepts) to aid people in their personal life journeys. I do not believe this study is biased because of those things.

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