Life Process Program Blog
Articles relating to Family Support.
Balancing Work-Life While Overcoming Addiction
When people go to rehab, the concept is that they can devote themselves to wellness and recovery. But does that logic really work? Or are they isolating themselves from the challenges they need to face in living addiction free? ...read more
Family Dynamics in Addiction Recovery: Partnerships and Pitfalls
Recovering from addiction in the nondisease approach requires accepting personal responsibility and agency. If this is true, and we accept that nobody else or any external force is the cause of our addiction, where does that leave family and...read more
Social Connection, Depression, and Suicide | The Surgeon General’s Social Media Advisory
As medical treatment for drug use and depression continue to increase, more people— often young people— suffer and die from each. What’s the connection? Is it social connection? A strange phenomenon occurred during the Vietnam War. After the Secretaries...read more
How SCHOOLS Can Solve America’s Mental Health Crisis
Unlike the disease theory of addiction, the life process model sees addiction as an experience that most people avoid or outgrow. LPP encourages this development through fostering clients’ purpose, strengths and skills, engagement, experience and adventure, and belonging...read more
Curing Mental Illness Through Life Engagement: The Jane Pauley Story
While other mass media hosts rose, fell, retired, and fizzled, one modest woman pursued a successful career for a half century while raising a family despite her “illness”. Jane Pauley has several life stories. She was a monument of...read more
Four Ways To Prevent Over-Sensitive Kids: Fostering Resilience
Can a child feel too much? Can they take their concern for others, and the state of the nation and the world, too far? Congressman Jamie Raskin had a monumental year in 2021. As a progressive representative from Maryland,...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
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