The Documentary and the Book.
In Wasted, the film, my partner, documentary filmmaker Maureen Palmer and I reveal a revolution in addiction research and treatment that makes a powerful case for an expanded tool kit to treat our number one public health problem.
In Canada Wasted, is available for free viewing on CBC.ca
If you’d like to purchase the film outside Canada, click here.
The new version of our book, Wasted: An Alcoholic Therapist’s Fight for Recovery in a Flawed Treatment System, is now on sale in Canada, and will be available in the United States February 2016. The 2nd half of the new edition explores new attitudes and new treatments for addiction.
For more on Wasted, the book, click here.
“A vividly written page-turner, (Wasted) relates a sensitive human being’s descent through the inferno of alcoholic despair, and his redemption, even as death stares him in the face. Pond depicts his perilous journey with engagingly self-revealing honesty and a keen eye, ear and pen for description, dialogue, anecdote and humour. Even as our protagonist loathes himself fiercely, the reader roots for him, finding him likeable and inviting of compassion.”
Dr. Gabor Mate, Author, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts – Globe and Mail.