published on January 21, 2016 in CBC News
Filmmaker Maureen Palmer set out to make a documentary following her partner Mike Pond – a psychotherapist and an alcoholic five years sober – as he searched for the best new evidence-based addiction treatments. The intent was to help others battling substance use disorders
But to the couple’s shock and dismay, shortly after filming began, Mike drank again. In Wasted, Mike and Maureen’s attitudes and assumptions about addiction are tested in real time as the couple search for a treatment that will work for Mike.A theoretical journey becomes very real and deeply personal.