World-renowned addiction expert Stanton Peele's groundbreaking program is a self-directed process of making addiction obsolete. Using proven tools and strategies, you will learn how to replace paralyzing beliefs with positive options; change how you respond to addictive urges; lay out clear anti-addiction goals; develop the skills to live fully and prevent relapse; and much more.
"Stanton Peele has helped us understand the most tortuous aspects of addiction and recovery, without ever joining the parade of conventional experts...who happen to be marching the wrong way."
Marc Lewis, author of The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease; professor of neuroscience, Radbound University Nijmegen
"Dr. Peele's writings and teachings have prompted me to look beyond the flashy headlines and the majority position as being overly simplistic and often wrong. Only in this way can we help drug users, render treatment more effective, and creative positive drug policies."
Carl Hart,PhD, Columbia University Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, author of High Price
"Stanton Peele is a true pioneer of addiction research and theory. His ideas offer hope to the many millions for whom current approaches are not effective or who simply prefer evidence-based alternatives."
Maia Szalavitz, author of Unbroken Chain; neuroscientist journalist, Time Magazine
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About the Author
Stanton Peele, PhD, JD, has been a cutting-edge figure in the addiction field for four decades. Since publishing Love and Addiction in 1975, Stanton has written 12 books (including The Meaning of Addiction, Diseasing of America, The Truth About Addiction and Recovery, 7 Tools to Beat Addiction, and Addiction-Proof Your Child) and 250 professional articles, won numerous awards (including from the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs and the Drug Policy Alliance), and created the Life Process Program for addiction treatment, which continues to be utilized worldwide. He lives in Brooklyn.
Ilse Thompson, co-founder of the blog Stinkin-Thinkin: Muckraking the 12 Step Treatment Industry, is a writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon.