A CALL TO ACTION TO
PROMOTE SOBRIETY AND
PEACE IN OUR
The Sober House Project is a positive change movement initiated by a group of youth in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to address the problem of drug and alcohol misuse in our communities. The project was inspired by an idea presented by Harold R. Johnson, in his national best selling book FIREWATER; How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours). The project was also inspired by the call to action of northern youth to address drug and alcohol misuse in our communities as published by the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth's special report (December 2017) on the youth suicide crisis in northern Saskatchewan entitled Shhh...LISTEN!! We Have Something to Say! Youth Voices From the North.
The idea is a simple one. If you are living a sober life, you post a Sober House sign on your door. A Sober House sign means "no drinking here". In a Sober House, there is no drinking and no pressure to drink. A Sober House sign is a declaration of sobriety, and an invitation for other sober people to join you. You can download a sign from this site, or you can make one of your own.
Although there is a stereotype of the "drunken Indian" ...
35% OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE DO NOT USE ALCOHOL
INDIGENOUS PEOPLE HAVE A HISTORY OF SOBRIETY
The traditional way of life did not include alcohol
Harold R. Johnson's book FIREWATER: How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours) is meant to spark candid conversation about the devastating impact of alcohol misuse on individuals, families and communities, and to shine a light on the many people who are choosing to walk their life journey in sobriety.
Telling your story of sobriety promotes a sense of personal peace and healing, which inspires the people around you. When you celebrate sobriety, you encourage others to do the same. The Sober House Project is a quiet revolution—a positive change movement meant to socialize sobriety—and movements need people to move. You are invited to join the conversation! Find us on Facebook: Sober House Project.
People everywhere are standing up and saying "I AM PROUD TO BE SOBER". If you are one of these people, we invite you to proudly post a "Sober House" sign on your door, or in your window. A Sober House means "no drinking here".It means that alcohol is not welcome in your home, and intoxicated people are not welcome in your home. A Sober House sign is a quiet declaration that you are choosing to walk in the world on a sober path. You are welcome to download our signs here, or create one of your own.
While Harold R. Johnson's book was meant as a conversation between himself and his relatives, the Woodland Cree, his message is important for ALL people, because alcohol misuse is a dream killer for ALL people.
FIREWATER: How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours) is an important read for all of us, as treaty people. Find it at your local bookstore, or at amazon.ca.