Exciting news! I have been added to the program at the United Kingdom and Europe Symposium on Addictive Disorders – UKESAD – in London, May 11. The conference theme is on “a strong and stable recovery” and my workshop will be on motivation for maintenance, an almost perfect fit. I will try to develop the same eight “motivational discrepancies” that are the basis for the workbook. My understanding of a motivational discrepancy is a moment of “getting it,” the realization that I cannot have some particular cake and eat it too. Recently saw the movie “Ray” again, saw multiple people try to motivate him, trying to develop discrepancies every single time. At the end, his wife and imaginary mother were effective, with an assist from the FBI.