Bush Tribe Guidelines

In short,

this space is solely for discussing what our lives were (or are) like with alcohol, what it's like without, and what we did or tried that was helpful.

  • We are here to share and support others, never to ‘tell’, instruct, or judge. We are following what works for us, and there is no set right or wrong here in terms of how you achieve sobriety or cut back.
  • The Bush Tribe is not a substitute for professionals or professional advice. If you are in crisis, please call 000 or get to your nearest health care service immediately.
  • Stay on topic, please. We ask that you not use the group to ask others for advice or help on matters beyond our purpose, such as asking members about complex health issues, finances, marriage, or advice on medication, etc. You must see the appropriate professionals for those areas and stick to sobriety here.
  • Likewise, please refrain from bringing stuff like politics, current affairs, race, and general outside opinions on 'outside matters' into the group, as things get way off track very quickly when that happens. This simply isn't the place for it.
  • If you have a family member you are concerned about, invite them to join the Tribe or use the resources on our website.
  • Please do not use this as an 'Al-Anon' space or to ‘vent’ about a loved one who is still in active addiction, as that’s an uncomfortable thing for other members who are here to seek help.
  • Your anonymity is your responsibility, so if you have any doubts, you can use the 'anonymous post' function and change your Facebook profile and name. Do what you need to do.
  • Also, anybody breaching member privacy or confidence will be liable for legal action based on our strict member terms and joining conditions.
  • Remember to get involved. Inactive members who haven't posted for 6 months or more will be removed, assuming they're no longer interested in being part of the group.
  • Please be mindful of posting content that might be triggering for others, and include a 'TRIGGER WARNING' before you post.
  •  Please don't dive into super specific or heavy details about trauma, either. It's simply not necessary.
  • We are old-school about keeping this a clean space, and we don't allow foul language. Keep that for the backyards.
  • We don't allow cross-promotions, fundraisers, etc.
  • No memes, please. These are like junk mail in groups: we've just had to say no to them all.