Native Americans have long-held traditions of ceremonial healing. When it comes to recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction, the spiritual healing that ceremonies provide can enhance positive outcomes. The White Bison Wellbriety Movement created a program that brings culture and tradition into sobriety.
Wellbriety begins with the Medicine Wheel and 12 Step recovery program. There are versions of this program for men, women, friends and family members. It is curriculum based and can be completed in just 16 weeks if followed as designed.
Recovering individuals are trained for Circles of Recovery, where members can discuss the curriculum and support each other in recovery. Individuals may choose to be trained as Firestarters as well, where they learn to teach the curriculum to those new in recovery. There are 5 levels of Firestarter from those who have completed specialized training and the Medicine Wheel 12 Steps up to a Masters level.
Wellbriety expands from the 12 Steps foundation to focus on relapse prevention through Warrior Down, as well as adult, youth, and family training. The separate programs allow individuals to participate in ceremonies that are specifically tailored to their needs.
Tarzana Treatment Centers staffs individuals who are trained in Wellbriety. We provide alcohol and drug treatment for Native Americans that includes the ceremonies that are proven to enhance recovery. For more information call 800-996-1051, or contact us here.
The following is from the White Bison website. It describes the origin and philosophy of Wellbriety. You can find more details about Wellbriety and Firestarter certification by linking here to the White Bison website.
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White Bison has been an energetic and proud member and supporter of the Native sobriety movement since its own founding in 1988. Some of the learning products found on the product page of this website date back to the decade of the 1990s and the sobriety movement. But by the mid to late 1990's White Bison began to realize that most people wanted to find sobriety and recovery from alcohol and drugs, and then go on to live lives of wellness and wholeness rooted both in their own tribal cultures and in the mainstream world. It was then that the sobriety movement began to transition over into the Wellbriety Movement, which White Bison developed and champions today.
Wellbriety means to be both sober and well. It means to have come through recovery from chemical dependency and to be a recovered person who is going beyond survival to thriving in his or her life and in the life of the community. The Well part of Wellbriety means to live the healthy parts of the principles, laws and values of traditional culture. It means to heal from dysfunctional behaviors other than chemical dependency, as well as chemical dependency itself. This includes co dependency, ACOA behavior, domestic or family violence, gambling, and other shortcomings of character.
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