Month: January 2016

Learning to Communicate – CRAFT

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Want to learn how to communicate in a manner that will inspire an addicted loved one to get better? Here is Dr. Bob Meyers, the founder of CRAFT – Community Reinforcement and Family Training, explaining how it works to Mike Pond.   Learn more through the Interactive Guide.

What To Ask Your Health Care Provider

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Seeking treatment for yourself or a family member? Here’s what Dr. Evan Wood, Medical Director Addiction Services Vancouver Coastal Health says you should ask your health care provider. How Knowledgeable is Your Doctor About Evidence-Based Treatments for Addiction? Questions to Ask: 1. Is your doctor aware there is a range of… Read more »

AA’s History on Medications to Treat Addiction

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Two experts in our film Wasted likely have more knowledge and wisdom about Alcoholics Anonymous than anyone else in the world. They set the record straight on key beliefs about AA. Here’s Dr. Keith Humphreys dispelling the myth AA is anti-medication.   Dr. Keith Humphreys is a Professor of Mental… Read more »

Shaming and Blaming the Alcoholic was Never the Intention of AA

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Two experts in our film Wasted likely have more knowledge and wisdom about Alcoholics Anonymous than anyone else in the world. They set the record straight on key beliefs about AA. Here Dr. Bill Miller explains how the founders of AA never wanted to shame anyone with a drinking problem…. Read more »

Why Everyone Should Consider AA

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Two experts in our film Wasted likely have more knowledge and wisdom about Alcoholics Anonymous than anyone else in the world. They set the record straight on key beliefs about AA. Pretty well everyone who admits a drinking problem, gets told to go to AA. Is that wise advice? Here’s… Read more »

How Abstinence Became the AA Standard for Success

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Two experts in our film Wasted likely have more knowledge and wisdom about Alcoholics Anonymous than anyone else in the world. They set the record straight on key beliefs about AA. Here’s Dr. Keith Humphreys on how total abstinence became the AA measure of success.   Dr. Keith Humphreys is… Read more »

Shop Around for an AA Meeting that Works for You

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Two experts in our film Wasted likely have more knowledge and wisdom about Alcoholics Anonymous than anyone else in the world. They set the record straight on key beliefs about AA. Here’s Dr. Bill Miller on why individual AA groups develop their own character.   Dr. William R. Miller is… Read more »

Director’s Diary #2 – Mike Drank Again.

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I can honestly say I never saw it coming and I never thought I’d have to deal with it. In our first round of filming, the experts told us alcohol use disorder is a chronic relapsing condition and yet it never occurred to me it would happen to Mike. How… Read more »