Tag: alcoholism

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 »

Embracing Recovery, the Need for Human Connection and CRAFT

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Written by Mike Pond for Recovery.org My name is Mike Pond and I’m a psychotherapist in Vancouver, Canada. I believe I bring a unique understanding and empathy to my clients battling substance use disorders…because I battled one myself. From 2005 to 2010, I lost everything to alcoholism: my family, my home,… Read more »

New Vancouver-based company’s innovative approach makes treatment with naltrexone available to every Canadian battling an alcohol problem

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Back in February we answered a question on our blog about the Sinclair Method, a process that promotes what’s called pharmacological extinction of alcoholism. We’re updating that information because a new company called Alavida has just opened in Canada, making the Sinclair Method available to everyone, regardless of where they… 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Pond and Writing “Wasted” By Regina Walker “Wasted” is not just an addiction memoir—it’s also an exploration of our outdated approach to treatment.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 »

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 »