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Ask Stanton: Being forced into Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) against a pregnant patient’s will

Dear Stanton, I just found out I was pregnant. My husband was told years ago he couldn’t have children so you can imagine our surprise. I was in an accident a few years ago and was prescribed hydrocodone 10mg...

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Stories People Tell Themselves (and Their Children) About Addiction

People’s reality about drugs and addiction is determined largely by their perceptions. That is, they behave in keeping with their own ideas about drugs’ effects (e.g., opioids are addictive), about their own natures (i.e., whether they’re addicts), and about...

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Forced into AA?

Have you  received a court order to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A) meeting against your will? If so, you should be aware that it is illegal in the U.S. for a person to be compelled by a court or...

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 3 – Are We “Trauma-Informed”?

  Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads answer the following frequently asked question: Is LPP a “trauma informed program”?  They offer a definition of “trauma” in several contexts. Then they discuss differences between traumatic events and adverse conditions in life. Peele...

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My boyfriend smokes weed and it is affecting our relationship

Dear Stanton, My fiancé is good person for the most part. He is a hard worker and treats me well the majority of the time. The problem is he smokes weed a lot, lies to his parents about it....

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VIDEO: Drugs Do Not Define Addiction, with Stanton Peele

Our Life Process Program’s founder and creator, Dr. Stanton Peele, Ph.D. spoke to a group at The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on March 29th via teleconference called Drugs Do Not Define Addiction. The topic is one...

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 2 – Rewrite your life story

  Rewrite your life story. The Life Process Program takes clients through a staged review of their life stories, focusing first on mistakes, continuing to how they might have acted differently to avoided these pitfalls, to reconceiving their life...

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Managing Meds, Life, and Suicide: Claire Tomalin

A brilliant literary editor and biographer, whose editing and writing penetrates deeply into her subjects, has fatal trouble in her own life. Claire Tomalin is an English literary editor (Sunday Times) and award-winning biographer (of Mary Wollstonecraft, Samuel Pepys,...

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The Reassuringly Normal Recovery of Lindsay Lohan

Remember when Lohan was portrayed as the incorrigible bad-girl alcoholic who would never change—i.e., enter recovery? She may not now be in “recovery” in the sense that word is most often used in America. But she sure has changed....

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How the Disease Theory Ruined Harm Reduction

Our universal acceptance of the medical myth of addiction is deadly. The following was live-blogged from my presentation at Galway, Ireland, including material from my forthcoming book with Zach Rhoads, Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense Instead of “Disease” Therapy....

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