Category: Director’s Diary

The Cost of Addiction Part 1: Why Don’t We Fairly Fund Addiction Treatment?

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Addiction and risky use constitute the largest preventable and most costly health problems facing the U.S. Addiction and risky use cause or contribute to more than 70 other conditions requiring medical care, including cancer, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS, pregnancy complications, cirrhosis, ulcers and trauma. Addiction By the Numbers*: “¢… Read more »

Director’s Diary #1 – Blurring the line.


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 »