Tag: documentary

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Pond and Writing “Wasted” By Regina Walker “Wasted” is not just an addiction memoir—it’s also an exploration of our outdated approach to treatment.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 »

Director’s Diary #1 – Blurring the line.

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For the last year, I’ve lived, breathed, ate and slept addiction. Literally. That’s because for the first time, I’ve made a film with and about my partner, Mike Pond. We began filming our CBC Nature of Things documentary on Addiction last February. The film is one of three key resources… Read more »