If you have an addiction or mental health issue, you are not alone. With the support of others, we can each find our path of recovery.
National Recovery Month, held each September, is a reminder to help yourself or support someone you love take the first step toward recovery.
For more information or treatment referral, call Wabanaki Health and Wellness at (207) 992-0411 or visit RecoveryMonth.gov.
White Bison and the Wellbreity Movement
White Bison, Inc., an American Indian non-profit charitable organization based in Colorado Springs, Colo., is a partner in Recovery Month.
Through White Bison and its Founder/President Don Coyhis, Mohican Nation, the organizaiton has offered healing resources to the Native American community nationwide since 1988, including sobriety, recovery, addictions prevention and wellness/Wellbriety learning resources.
White Bison is dedicated to creating and sustaining a grassroots Wellbriety Movement that provides culturally-based healing to the next seven generations of Indigenous Peoples.
According to White Bison, Wellbriety means to be sober and well. It teaches that we must find sobriety from addictions to alcohol and other drugs, and recover from the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol on individuals, families and whole communities.
The “Well” part of Wellbriety is the inspiration to go on beyond sobriety and recovery, committing to a life of wellness and healing everyday.
The Wellbriety Movement: Journey of Forgiveness film
If you are interested in learning more about the Wellbreity Movement, you can view the film, “The Wellbreity Movement: Journey of Forgiveness,” available on YouTube, courtesy of Don Coyhis and White Bison. It documents the abuses of the Indian Boarding Schools and discusses intergenerational trauma in Native communities. You can also request a free DVD of the film by sending an e-mail to info @ whitebison.org, including your mailing address.