Life Process Program Blog
Where Are We Headed?
A number of news headlines and press releases tell us where we are going with drugs and alcohol – in very confusing circles. The first was the wide coverage given to a British finding that following four steps –...read more
Are you watching Celebrity Rehab on VH1?
Dr. Drew Pinsky is best known for the radio program Loveline, but also boasts of being an addiction medicine specialist. He is nationally known through his various TV appearances, although he hasn’t achieved Dr. Phil’s prominence. On January 10, Dr....read more
Getting Real About Drugs Is Best Harm Prevention
Tony Newman Drug Policy Alliance, New York Dr. Alan Blum’s letter shows why drug prevention efforts fail to reach so many of our youth (“Medical Consequences of Recreational Drug Use,” Jan. 4). Mr. Blum criticizes Stanton Peele’s editorial for...read more
Letter: My articles in the WSJ
Dear WSJ Editor, I have had three opinion pieces on drugs and alcohol printed in the Wall Street Journal in the latter part of 2007 – on what Lindsay Lohan shows us about addiction treatment, on teaching kids to drink, and...read more
My Personal Connection to the Presidential Candidates
I watched Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd and his wife being interviewed about their moving to Iowa with two young daughters in order for him to campaign effectively in the first state’s nominating process for presidential candidates. He uprooted his...read more
Forced into AA for using marijuana medically: What do I do?
Mr. Peele, About 3 months ago I took a hair drug test at work. The test showed positive for marijuana. I had been using marijuana for a few years and only used a small amount each night before bedtime....read more
Stanton’s Blog Archive 2007
Stanton is quoted in newspapers about a new finding that alcoholics inherit an impulsiveness gene: Stanton Peele, a New Jersey-based social psychologist and author of the 2007 book, “Addiction Proof Your Child,” among several other books on addiction, noted that researchers...read more
Bad Advice for Lindsay Lohan
The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2007, p. A11. Commentary Stanton Peele People have been offering advice to Lindsay Lohan since she relapsed soon after leaving her last stint of rehab. Now that she’s entering another clinic, it’s time...read more
Stanton’s Blog Archive 2006
Good Luck Eliminating Underage Drinking The House passed The Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) by a vote of 373-23 on Nov. 1. The bill awaits Senatorial approval and President Bush’s signature to become law. Its success seems...read more