Life Process Program Blog
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...read more
Sharing experiences through our blog
The Life Process Program Blog features several (anonymized) exchanges between Dr Peele and his readers. We wanted to share these experiences to allow readers to learn more about Dr Peele’s thoughts and opinions, but what we didn’t expect to...read more
What Does It Mean to Be Addicted?
Could I be addicted? I can’t be an alcoholic? I wouldn’t say I’m addicted? I’m not THAT bad. My doctor prescribed these. I only bet on sports. Everyone watches porn. Do any of those statements feel familiar? It seems...read more
Theories of Addiction – What is the Meaning of Addiction?
An Analysis of the Theories of Addiction In many cases, addiction theorists have now progressed beyond stereotyped disease conceptions of alcoholism or the idea that narcotics are inherently addictive to anyone who uses them. The two major areas of...read more
Diseasing of America by Stanton Peele
Diseasing of America: How We Allowed Recovery Zealots and the Treatment Industry to Convince Us We Are Out of Control A popular book explaining the movement in America toward disease theories of behaviors and their negative consequences for law,...read more
The Meaning of Addiction – An Unconventional View
The Meaning of Addiction presents an entire non-reductive, experiential model of addiction. It became a major nondisease text, including use at Harvard. Dr. Margaret Bean-Bayog (who surrendered her medical license in a case involving the suicide of a patient...read more