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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
Roy Moore, Sex, Republicans, and Religious Conservatism
Conservative Republicans and Christians aren’t against sex — just adult sex News item: Roy Moore, the Republican senatorial candidate from Alabama, stands accused of dating teenagers when he was a professional in his 30s (to which he has largely...read more
Is Harvey Weinstein Addicted to Love?
Power monster Harvey Weinstein isn’t after sex, primarily. What does he want? This post is in response to The 7 hardest addictions to quit – love is the worst! by Stanton Peele Everyone agrees that Harvey Weinstein is a...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
Trauma psychology dominates the American psyche, even as it exacerbates trauma. It is now customary for every addiction and psychology treatment program—even those claiming to be CBT—to advertise that they deal with trauma. Trauma is the psychology/therapy wave of the moment, resembling the psychoanalysis craze...read more
WEBINAR: Drs. Stanton Peele and Tom Horvath Talking about Addiction for Kids and Young Adults – SMART Approaches
This is a wide-ranging talk about addiction and today’s youth and teens. Dr. Horvath, SMART’s President, interviews Dr. Stanton Peele on what is needed in society, in public policy, for parents, and for those in the caring and justice...read more
Talking about Addiction for Kids and Young Adults
SMART Approaches with Drs. Stanton Peele and Tom Horvath Saturday, February 20, 2016, 5:00 PM EST REGISTRATION: www.smartrecovery.org/events This will be a wide-ranging talk about addiction and today’s youth and teens. Dr. Horvath, SMART’s President will interview Dr. Stanton Peele...read more
What Is the Purpose of an Addiction Intervention Treatment?
In the United States today, our goal is to shunt the troubled/addicted individual out of the home and into treatment. By itself, that doesn’t work. What is the purpose of an intervention? In the United States, members of...read more
I Don’t Want You to Drink!
People know alcohol’s a poison, so I don’t want them to drink—let them die early with dementia! I’ve given up telling people that alcohol makes you live longer, about which I first wrote for the American Journal of Public...read more