– 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 »
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 »
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 »
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Pond and Writing “Wasted” By Regina Walker “Wasted” is not just an addiction memoir—it’s also an exploration of our outdated approach to treatment.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 »
NAC — N-acetyl-cysteine is a popular dietary supplement being investigated for its ability to curb pot addiction. Mike Pond and Maureen Palmer discovered it while making their film, Wasted.
Seeking treatment for yourself or a family member? Here’s what Dr. Evan Wood, Medical Director Addiction Services Vancouver Coastal Health says you should ask your health care provider. How Knowledgeable is Your Doctor About Evidence-Based Treatments for Addiction? Questions to Ask: 1. Is your doctor aware there is a range of… Read more »
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 »