Tag: alcoholics anonymous

10 Ways To Improve Addictions Treatment, From Someone Who’s Been There

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– by Maureen Palmer & Mike Pond As Fentanyl overdoses make headlines coast to coast, it’s clear that there is an urgent need for effective, evidence-based treatment. But Fentanyl isn’t the only issue: in Canada, alcohol misuse is a much bigger problem. According to Dr. Gregory Tayler, Canada’s Chief Public… Read more »

The Fix interviews Michael Pond about ‘Wasted’

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We are thrilled and honoured that Michael was interviewed by The Fix. Here is the interview in full: Michael Pond and Writing “Wasted” By Regina Walker “Wasted” is not just an addiction memoir—it’s also an exploration of our outdated approach to treatment. At age 50, Michael Pond was a successful psychotherapist… Read more »

Mike Pond Responds to His Critics in AA

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Thanks to the hundreds of you who emailed in response to our film Wasted, the vast majority complimentary. I am humbled and very gratified the film provided help and hope to so many. I also received several harsh and critical emails from some AA members and heard I was the… 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 »

5 Myths About Addiction

In Wasted filmmaker Maureen Palmer and her partner Mike Pond start a new conversation about the science of addiction. They examine the biological origins of addiction and why some old models of treatment don’t work for many. Here are five of the most pervasive myths about addiction that are smashed… Read more »