Friday, December 19, 2014

Therapist Michael Pond to talk addiction at Douglas College

Michael Pond has experienced the darkness of addiction and, through recovery, emerged back into the light.

Once a successful B.C. psychotherapist, Pond lost his career, his home and his family as he struggled with alcoholism.

During his return to sobriety, he learned what it's like to live in an unlicensed recovery home and encountered what he argues is a broken system.

Now sober for five years and running an addiction-focused practice in Vancouver, Pond is sharing his story and calling for change.

In May, he published his memoir, The Couch of Willingness, co-written with Maureen Palmer, his partner and a documentary filmmaker.

On January 19, Pond will visit Douglas College to talk about his journey from professional, to alcoholic and back to professional.

The talk is part of the Douglas College Health Sciences Speaker Series, presented by the Health Sciences Department.

Event details

January 19th
Coquitlam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way
Room A1470
Free and open to public