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Wasted
An Alcoholic Therapist's Fight for Recovery in a Flawed Treatment System
By (author): Michael Pond By (author): Maureen Palmer
9781771641968 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Mar 15, 2016
$19.95 CAD
Active 5.53 x 8.55 x 1.02 in | 520 gr 320 pages Greystone Books
Psychotherapist Michael Pond is no stranger to the devastating consequences of alcoholism. He has helped hundreds of people conquer their addictions, but this knowledge did not prevent his own near-demise. In this riveting memoir, he recounts how he lost his practice, his home, and his family?all because of his drinking. After scores of visits to the ER, a tour of hellish recovery homes, a stint in intensive care for end-stage alcoholism, and jail, Pond devised his own personal plan for recovery. He met Maureen Palmer and together they investigated scientific alternatives to the rigid abstinence doctrine pushed by 12-Step programs.

Michael Pond has a private therapy practice in Vancouver, where he specializes in addiction treatment. He has a degree in psychiatric nursing and a Masters in Social Work. Maureen Palmer is a critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker and former radio and television producer at CBC. In 2002, she co-founded Bountiful Films. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with partner Michael Pond.

  • Features and interviews around the airing of a companion The Nature of Things documentary airing mid January
  • National feature coverage with a focus on evidence-based treatment for addiction
  • Promotion via Telus funded online "hub" linking the book and documentary through an online support community
  • Publicity to coincide with author speaking engagements

"Pond's insights coupled with Palmer's section on evidence-based treatments make this an invaluable resource for readers battling their own addictions or concerned about their loved ones."?Publisher's Weekly

"A vividly written page-turner ...gripping and helpful"?Gabor Maté, The Globe and Mail

"Few books have captured so well the challenge of managing the disease of addiction while simultaneously negotiating an often unresponsive health care system" ? Dr Keith Humphreys, former Senior Drug Policy Advisor, Obama Administration

?With tactile intimacy and surgical wit, Pond invites us to share the tragedy of his addiction with a sad smile. And then reveals a singular truth about how people quit. Truly one of a kind? A masterful job of describing the indescribable.” ? Dr. Marc Lewis, Neuroscientist and Author, Memoirs of an Addicted Brain.

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