Shop Around for an AA Meeting that Works for You

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 »

Director’s Diary #2 – Mike Drank Again.

I can honestly say I never saw it coming and I never thought I’d have to deal with it. In our first round of filming, the experts told us alcohol use disorder is a chronic relapsing condition and yet it never occurred to me it would happen to Mike. How… 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 discussed how The long term effects of marijuana on the brain can be deleterious. They examine the biological origins of addiction and why some old models of treatment don’t work for… Read more »

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

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 »