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 latest book (with Zach Rhoads) is Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense Instead of “Disease” Therapy.

    “The Great” Offers a Window Into a Non-Temperance Way of Being

    Netflix is currently screening The Great, a 10-part series portraying the improbable, nay astounding, ...

    So Alcoholics Anonymous Is “Proven” to Work After All? Not So Fast 

    Alcoholics Anonymous and its 12 Steps, with their prescription of abstinence, have dominated America’s ...

    Beyond Harm Reduction: Encouraging Positive Drug Use

    A traditional anecdote tells of a congressman answering a constituent’s inquiry about his position ...

    In Defense of the Concept of Addiction

    The term—and concept of—“addiction” is regularly frowned upon or even attacked by people in ...

    Disease Model Proponents Are the Climate Change Deniers of Our Field

    Our cognitive biases, per Nobel-winner Daniel Kahneman and colleague Amos Tversky, cause us to ...

    Joe Biden’s Marijuana Comments Fit All We Know About Him

    Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden confirmed on November 16 that ...

    Almodóvar and Portman’s New Films Illuminate Love, Heroin and Addiction

    Two current films wonder about the nature of addiction—one involving obsessive love, the other ...

    Elton John and Bob Weir’s Recovery Routes Are Closer Than They Seem

    Two superluminary rock stars, Elton John and the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, have in ...

    Coercion Into Addiction Treatment Is Ubiquitous: Five Ways It Happens

    The range and intensity of coercion in addiction treatment isn’t well recognized. Yet coercion ...

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