9781771641968

Wasted An Alcoholic Therapist's Fight for Recovery in a Flawed Treatment System

  • ISBN 13:

    9781771641968

  • ISBN 10:

    1771641967

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/15/2016
  • Publisher: Greystone Books

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Summary

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.

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