By Gregory Phillips
Addictions and therapeutic in Aboriginal kingdom establishes a framework for realizing the problems pertinent to Indigenous addictions to alcohol, gunga and playing and its after-math in a single group, great River (a fictitious identify for a true community).
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Addictions and therapeutic in Aboriginal kingdom establishes a framework for realizing the problems pertinent to Indigenous addictions to alcohol, gunga and playing and its after-math in a single group, monstrous River (a fictitious identify for a true community).
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I posit that they also imply individual responsibility for health—the female Elder said that while broader historical and spiritual processes were operating, one might get sick if they were not careful with their emotions and bodily reactions; the young man said he doubted, but then had to admit the connections between, his alcohol and marijuana usage and his sickness, and that he was responsible for holding on to his spirit; and the middle-aged man said that while there were broader spiritual reasons for his sickness, he had to turn them around by taking action himself.
151 Three such models are articulated and presented here. In a general discussion about illness, addictions and well-being, Aunty Lilla Watson, an Elder of the Brisbane community explained to me in person that, Aboriginal people believe that the spirit child comes from the earth ... I haven’t seen this belief about the spirit child in any other culture, even Indigenous ones. We come from this earth, we are born from the earth. We believe that the whole of life is a spiritual experience and that we as Aboriginal people are actually more spirit than matter ...
I was that grog-sick, and gunga and... too much! But you know what, one day, I was lying on the bed sick as a dog, and I was thinking about what I should do and you know, if I should try givin’ up or not. And anyways, right then, I was sick as a dog and I could feel my spirit lifting out of me eh! I could feel it and see it just leaving my guts and about to start floating up out of me. I was that shit scared eh, I grabbed that thing and pulled it back down into me! I didn’t want that to leave me, eh.