Tag: maureen palmer

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 »

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 »

Dr. Gabor Maté’s Review of Wasted

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So we’ve slept on the review by Gabor Maté of Wasted in the Globe and Mail, and while we’re, of course, delighted to get attention from the Globe & Mail and from Gabor Maté, we feel that Dr. Maté has himself wasted an opportunity. He used fully half of 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 »