Firewater : how alcohol is killing my people (and yours) / Harold R. Johnson.
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- ISBN: 9780889774377 (paperback)
- Physical Description: xiv, 180 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2016.
- Copyright: ©2016.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Drawing on his years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty 6 territory, Harold Johnson challenges readers to change the story we tell ourselves about the drink that goes by many names—booze, hooch, spirits, sauce, and the evocative “firewater.” Confronting the harmful stereotype of the “lazy, drunken Indian,” and rejecting medical, social, and psychological explanations of the roots of alcoholism, Johnson cries out for solutions, not diagnoses, and shows how alcoholism continues to kill so many. Provocative, irreverent, and keenly aware of the power of stories, Firewater calls for people to make decisions about their communities and their lives on their own terms."-- Publisher's website.
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