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Articles relating to Non-12 Steps.

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...

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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,...

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So whats the benefit in quitting an addiction?

IF MOTIVATION is the force that drives you to act, then rewards are what you gain from that activity. People quit their addictions when they begin to get more rewards for living without the addiction than they got from...

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What Is Addiction? Part 1

The recognition that addiction is not linked to a specific chemical object, and that it occurs with sex, or shopping, or gaming, should instead make us see that addiction can never be dealt with in a purely medical way,...

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Addiction is NOT a disease

THE GROWTH OF ADDICTION TREATMENT in the United States, predicated on the idea that alcoholism and addictions of all kinds are diseases, is a public-relations triumph, and not a triumph of reason or science. The idea that modern addiction...

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Self-manage your ‘addiction’ with the Life Process Program

The disease model of addiction does more harm than good because it does not give people enough credit for their resilience and capacity to change. It underestimates people’s ability to figure out what is good for them and to...

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How to Beat Addiction

This program points out many actual stories of recovered addicts, virtually all of whom did it on their own. These cases come from all walks of life, and from all of my many activities. That is, some are based...

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Why It Doesn’t Make Sense To Call Addiction A Disease

We frequently hear from people who say: “I drink too much sometimes, but I don’t think I’m an alcoholic. And I don’t want to stand up and talk about myself in front of a group. Is there any other...

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People All Around Us Quit Addictions

In spite of what the government and treatment programs tell us, we all know that many people escape addictions without treatment. How do we know? Because so many of us, our friends, and our loved ones have quit addictions,...

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The New Recovery

Recovery is about purpose and meaning in life, not “sobriety” and meetings. We have been sold a bill of goods by Big Recovery—AA, 12-step rehab, Hollywood, even public health. This is the strange myth that people enter “recovery” when...

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