CFI Vancouver is pleased to announce a speaking event with  Dr. Lance    Dodes, author of The Heart of Addiction, Breaking Addiction and The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science behind 12-step programs and the Rehab Industry.
Lance Dodes, M.D. is a Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and was assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (retired). He has been the Director of the substance abuse treatment unit of Harvard’s McLean Hospital, Director of the Alcoholism Treatment Unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (now part of Massachusetts General Hospital) and Director of the Boston Center for Problem Gambling. He annually chairs the discussion group The Psychology of Addiction at the fall meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is the author or co-author of a number of journal articles and book chapters about addiction. His books, The Heart of Addiction (HarperCollins, 2002), Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction (HarperCollins, 2011) and The Sober Truth (Beacon Press, 2014) have been described as revolutionary advances in understanding how addictions work. Dr. Dodes has been honored by the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School for “Distinguished Contribution” to the study and treatment of addictive behavior, and has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.
When:  Friday November 13 @ 12:00pm
Where: Lecture Room 1606
             New Westminster Campus – Douglas College
            700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster  B.C.
Is there a Fee?
There is no fee to attend this event, but we will accept donations to help support CFIC and the branch.
Non-members are encouraged to join CFIC at just $30 per year!
If you’d like to help with this event, other CFI Vancouver activities or for further information, please feel free to reach out to Aaron Bayes at:  or drop a line to Eric Adriaans at