June 22, 2017

“I have a theory, of which Maggie Hassan is but one example: We don’t really care whether people become addicted, or whether they die. We only care about maintaining our cultural blinders. All of our energy goes into that purpose.” Stanton Peele Here’s a comment from a famous guy who’s dissed me previously (prof of […]


June 12, 2017

It’s a regrettable loss to your life, which you may find necessary. I have an older friend (even older than me!) who can no longer drink alcohol or coffee. She has had an unusual drinking career. She came from a Midwestern WASP family who didn’t drink at home. She went to an Ivy League college at a […]


June 8, 2017

  Source: Vice on-line magazine I have described how liberals are the most ardent supporters of the disease theory of addiction. (Disclosure, I am a liberal.) This truth was driven home for me by my recent humiliation on The Today Show at the hands of Ronan Farrow.  Farrow presented three related woman who had each […]


June 7, 2017

But everything we say and do to combat it accelerates the problem. The American Ethos and Drug Addiction and Death An odd moment occurred on MSNBC when the host of “All In with Chris Hayes” interviewed liberal New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan. As Senator Hassan reviewed the wide deployment of medications used to assist in […]


June 5, 2017

The two primary (New York) intellectual organs, the New York Review of Books and The New York Times, have recently featured two powerful cultural icons saying exactly opposite things. Marcia Angell, the first woman editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and now at the Harvard Medical School, in an ongoing, two-part series in […]


Donald Trump was elected by a white underclass that is resentful, suicidal, and addictive, and whose existence is declining rapidly. The most noted element in the current health-care debate is how the Republicans’ White House champion, along with the Republican Congress headed by Paul Ryan, is driven to deprive poorer Americans, white and black, of […]


May 30, 2017

The next step in addiction Tx is assisting those addicted to heroin to inject The United States has been stymied in reducing drug-related deaths, which have continued to grow even in places where Naloxone and other anti-overdose medications have been made available, along with medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including methadone and buprenorphine. But we do know […]


My Impact on the Addiction World: An Exchange With My Bartender On viewing the video of The Today Show’s treatment of addiction, with a few seconds from me as the only opponent of the disease theory, my bartender (and friend) emailed me: Great shot of the apartment! (He helped me move.) Two main questions come […]


May 29, 2017

Archie: Wipeout (segment available at): http://www.today.com/…/is-addiction-genetic-and-should-it-b… I’d call this segment a throwaway. Your brief appearance is a personal accomplishment that you can cite and seemed well-chosen in capturing the essence of your position, but it was the only contribution that went against the tide and was somewhat discredited by the lead-in “Some in the medical […]


Subject: INSPIRED. A plea from a dissident Dear Dr. Stanton Peele, I am in much need of your advice. I am nervous sending this to you because, 1: I am anxious and have been most of my life; 2: I am afraid of any consequences that may follow as a result of my honesty. Let […]