Each February we celebrate African American History month. We have learned that as culture disappears and is taken away addiction dramatically increases. Culture is what people rely on during times of stress or duress. Consider the increase of drinking among recent immigrants to the United States and the proliferation of alcoholism among Native American Tribes when they were stripped of their culture and not allowed to practice their religion due to U.S. Government legislation. With a return to culture Native Americans are achieving the highest recovery rates in the world.
This month we celebrate the recovery legacy of Frederick Douglass, the first prominent American recovering alcoholic and leader of the Black Temperance Movement (Click her to read his recovery story). Each month we celebrate the recovery story of African Americans from all walks of life. (Click here to view recovery stories of the month). Happy African American History Month!