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In Memoriam

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Weasel

Member, Moderation Management Board of Directors
Weasel

Beloved friend, list curmudgeon. You will be dearly missed.

Rest easy my brother. Your spirit continues in us all.

  Written by James T. Cannon, July 2001
 

  Weasel ("Mustela nivalis") was one of the first regular members of Moderation Management. His evolution, described in his numerous Listserv posts, were both a goad and an inspiration to all those who came after him. The value of an electronic service for Moderation Management's programs was revealed in his success.

  Weasel was voted into the very first Moderation Management Board of Directors, but unfortunately passed away suddenly thereafter. We mourn his loss, and remember his gifts. Weasel is not forgotten.

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James T. Cannon

Former Executive Director, Moderation Management
James C. Cannon
Dear MM siblings in cyberspace,
  Last Sunday James Cannon died of a massive heart attack. Some of you may remember Cannon from the list of 1997-2000 and the old IRC chat rooms. From 2000-2006, he was behind the scenes making sure that MM remained an option for everyone.

  In 2000, when it looked like MM might cease to exist, a small group of us from the New York MM group rented a car and drove to Washington DC to meet with Marc Kern and Fred Rotgers (both co-authors of Responsible Drinking). There and then we enlisted a new board of directors, which included several MM members from around the country, we re-organized, and we began again.

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Dr. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D.

Member, Moderation Management Board of Advisors
Alan Marlatt
Moderation Management conveys our sincere respect and appreciation for the life and works of Dr. Alan Marlatt. Dr. Marlatt passed away in March of 2011. He was a member of Moderation Management's Board of Advisors. His pioneering research and writings were important references in both the creation of MM's program and for the support of our continuing work.
Dr. Marlatt is remembered by TIME magazine here.
His Wikipedia page is here.
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Rudy Hoeltzel

Member, Moderation Management Board of Directors
Rudy Hoeltzel
Moderation Management extends our grateful appreciation for the life and work of Mr. Rudy Hoeltzel
  Rudy Hoeltzel was one of Moderation Management's strongest lay members. Although he came to MM later in life, he proved to be both a powerful supporter and advocate for the program. After founding the Morristown MM Meeting (which ran for over 10 years), Rudy helped co-author the Moderation Management workbook "Responsible Drinking" as one of three authors and the only non-professional voice. Rudy spoke for the "rest of us", the person who arrives at Moderation Management not as a career choice but out of an internal desire to improve their relationship with life. He was a long-time and founding member of the Moderation Management Board of Directors. Rudy's life work continued with a gentle guide to our Membership: His popular "Steps of Change" document describing the process of Moderation Management to new participants. It is through the strength, persistence, and wisdom of people like Rudy Hoeltzel that our programs can expand and grow while maintaining the vital connection to those that come to us for help.
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Audrey Conn (Kishline)

Founder of Moderation Management™
Audrey Conn (Kishline)
Yellow Roses, to Remember.
Audrey Conn (known then as Audrey Kishline) played an historic role in the harm reduction movement by single-handedly starting Moderation Management™ in 1993. Audrey compiled cutting-edge research with her own experience to create the popular book “Moderate Drinking: The Moderation Management (TM) Guide for People Who Want to Reduce Their Drinking.” Moderation Management was the first harm reduction mutual aid support group and it took great courage to take the steps she did to bring MM to life. Audrey was a brave visionary who, like all of us, was vulnerable and imperfect. She spent the rest of her life trying to resolve the contradictions of her existence.