Life Process Program Blog
Articles relating to Alcohol Addiction.
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...read more
Stanton Peele & Jim Breslo (Hidden Truth Podcast): How to Fight Forced Participation in AA and NA
Stanton Peele: Author of Resisting 12-Step Coercion: How to Fight Forced Participation in AA and NA. One of the country’s foremost experts on addiction joins Jim Breslo (Hidden Truth Podcast) to explain that we focus too much on the...read more
Count Me Out of “Recovery Nation”—Negative Self-Identity Is the Cruelest Stigma of All
I can’t bear when people label themselves “alcoholics,” “addicts” or “in recovery.” I view it as a way of denying that you are human. And to teach your child that… Influence contributor Meghan Ralston wrote a marvelous piece entitled,...read more
The Meaning of Recovery Has Changed, You Just Don’t Know It
The US agency that deals with substance abuse treatment redefines recovery! Every day Americans are educated over and over again about the meaning of recovery: celebrities tour the country describing their miraculous redemption due to 12-step rehab; columnists instruct...read more
I read your book and quit drinking, then became a social drinker!
Dear Dr. Peele, I went through a somewhat nasty divorce in 1990, along with getting laid off from my job. I realized that I had a drinking problem, and I attempted to moderate my drinking. I was somewhat successful,...read more
Let’s Commend Fact-Based Thinking: Except With Alcohol
Kurt Anderson commends rationality and science (except for alcohol, of course). I have to tip my hat to New York magazine writer and public radio host, Kurt Anderson, for passionately detailing how America has descended into irrational and magical thinking(“How America Lost...read more
End Alcoholism — Bomb Spain
Americans have a different consciousness about alcohol as evil The key to ending alcoholism is to prevent anyone under 21 from drinking: “Alcohol is a drug – a powerful, mood-altering drug – and alcoholism is a disease,” says Dr....read more
Anthony Bourdain’s Updated Addiction Report Card
He may smoke, he certainly drinks and, good God, that 60-year-old is trim! This post is in response to Anthony Bourdain’s Addiction Report Card by Stanton Peele Anthony Bourdain is the worldly gastronomical traveler with an addictive past. ...read more
I’m Sorry If You Can’t Drink Alcohol
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...read more
Are Addiction and Mental Illness Really Brain Diseases?
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...read more