About Dr. Stanton Peele - Addiction Expert
Stanton Peele is a psychologist who has changed the addiction field.
He is a world-renowned addiction expert, author and therapist, who has remained prominently at the forefront of the addiction field for four decades, challenging and changing the way people understand addiction and recovery.
He has pioneered, among other things, the idea that addiction occurs with a range of experiences, recognition of natural recovery from addiction, and the harm reduction approach to addiction.
- Rutgers University Law School – J.D., May 1997.
- University of Michigan – Ph.D., social psychology, May 1973.
- Woodrow Wilson, U.S. Public Health, and Ford Foundation Fellowships.
- University of Pennsylvania – B.A., Political Science, May 1967. Mayor’s and State Scholarships, cum laude graduate with distinction in major field, best dissertation in the social sciences.
- Best Chemical Health Career, 2014, Muscala Chemical Health, Minneapolis, MN.
- One of ten most influential addiction experts in America, 2011, The Fix.
- Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006, International Network on Personal Meaning, Vancouver.
- The Creation of the Annual Stanton Peele Lecture, 1998, by the Addiction Studies Program, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
- Alfred Lindesmith Award, 1994, from the Drug Policy Foundation (now Alliance), Washington, DC/New York.
- Mark Keller Award, 1989, from the Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies, New Brunswick, NJ.
Current and Recent Positions
- Development of on-line Life Process Program, 2012-present.
- Developed Life Process Program, the basis for residential treatment at St Gregory Retreat Center. May 2008-2011.
- Blogger for Psychology Today and Huffington Post. March 2008-present.
- Forensic psychologist. Criminal responsibility, psychiatric and chemical dependence diagnoses and treatment abuses. 1987-present.
- Advisor, American Psychiatric Association, DSM-IV-TR section on substance abuse.
- Adjunct Professor, New School University. 2004-present. Series of workshops on addiction topics, including “The Meaning of Addiction,” “Evidence-Based Therapies or Addiction,” “Harm-Reduction Treatment,” etc.
- Adjunct Clinical Professor, New York University School of Social Work. 2003-2007, including teaching courses, “History and Theory” and “Treatment Principles and Techniques” in the Post-Master’s Program in the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug.
- Visiting Professor, Bournemouth University, UK. 2003-2010.
- Addiction consultant. International and national lecturer. 1976-present.
- Private psychologist, psychological consultant. 1976-2012.
- Private attorney, New Jersey-New York. 1998-2012.
- Pool attorney, Morris County Public Defender’s Office. 1998-1999, 2001-2003.
- Editorial Board, Addiction Research. 1994-2002. Associate Editor. 2002-2010.
- Fellow, Drug Policy Alliance. 1994-present.
- Member, S.M.A.R.T. Recovery International Advisory Council. 1998-present.
- Board of Directors, Moderation Management. 1994-2000.