Stanton Peele Stanton Peele

    Dr. Stanton Peele is a psychologist who has pioneered, among other things, the idea that addiction occurs with a range of experiences and recognition of natural recovery from addiction. He developed the Life Process Program for addiction and has authored many books since the 1975 publication of Love and Addiction (co-authored by Archie Brodsky). His book Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense Instead of “Disease” Therapy (with Zach Rhoads) will be published by Upper Access Press in May 2019.

    Yes, You Can Be Addicted to Cannabis—But There Are Sensible Ways to Avoid This

    The seemingly inexorable nationwide movement to legalize marijuana has recently stalled in New Jersey ...

    Intoxication Has Always Been the American Way—Let’s Work With That

    Mood modification through drugs—intoxication—is a standard cultural reality in American history, but possibly even ...

    “Russian Doll” Is a Case Study of Existential Recovery

    Russian Doll, the acclaimed Netflix comedy-drama built around Natasha Lyonne, tackles loss, trauma, self-destruction ...

    What a Breakthrough E-Cigarette Study Illustrates About Addiction

    The first large, systematic study of whether e-cigarettes help people to quit smoking was ...

    The Reassuringly Normal Recovery of Lindsay Lohan

    Remember when Lohan was portrayed as the incorrigible bad-girl alcoholic who would never change—i.e., ...

    Five Harmful Anti-Alcohol Myths and the Evidence Against Them

    In Temperance America and beyond, it seems no amount of evidence will be accepted ...

    In 2018, the Temperance Movement Still Grips America

    Our society—even some of its most progressive elements—vilifies alcohol. This stands in opposition to ...