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Chronic Brain Disease and Addiction

Abstract The world, led by the United States, is hell bent on establishing the absence of choice in addiction, as expressed by the defining statement that addiction is a “chronic relapsingbrain disease” (my emphasis). The figure most associated with...

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Does the Word Addict Cause Harm?

This week on Talk Recovery, Dr. Stanton Peele discusses: ‘Does the word addict cause harm?’ Listen to his response.

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Is treatment about creating ideal citizens?

The commission’s 16 included a few ‘experts by experience’ in the form of past problem drug users or drinkers, but what of the wider views of those it is hoped will ‘recover’ from such problems? When in 2014 problem...

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Reports on Prince’s death underline our need to learn how to use drugs better

When a famous person dies mysteriously and prematurely these days, we are instantly led to consider their drug use as cause of death. Prince, the multi-talented musician and entertainer, who was found dead at his estate outside Minneapolis last...

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Diseasing of America – now available as an ebook

The 1989 classic, Diseasing of America, How We Allowed Recovery Zealots and the Recovery Industry to Convince Us We Are Out of Control is now available as an ebook. Two professional comments, and one regular person’s “Stanton Peele was...

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Why Medicine for Addiction Will Make Our Problems Worse

The New York Times last week announced a new medical approach to addiction taking hold in America’s medical schools, where addiction medicine is becoming a recognized specialty. Although the Times welcomes this development (it was inevitable), it is doubtful it...

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People Conquer Addiction With Their Minds

Americans are dead set on finding a magic-bullet solution for thier addictions.  Experts in the field, including pharmacologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists—adding their voices to the 12-step movement—are all clamoring to be recognized as the true messiahs leading us...

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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...

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Why We’re Losing the Battle with Addiction

When I first started looking seriously at addiction in the late 60s, people would ask why I was interested in it. “We already know everything about addiction,” one student told me. My answer to him was that I wanted...

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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...

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