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Harm Reduction – Ask Stanton

Can I ever get off methadone? How? Is harm reduction therapy too risky for a therapist to try? What do you think of my individualized harm reduction treatment? Can I ever get off methadone? Can I get wasted once...

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Drug Policy – Ask Stanton

Should people be allowed to be marijuana addicts? Is Rush Limbaugh’s addiction different from other addicts? Stanton, are you causing heroin overdoses? What about gambling? Are doctors overeager to give chronically ill patients pain medication? Should drug abuse be...

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Nonsubstance Addictions – Ask Stanton

Wife of a pathological gambler seeks to eliminate gambling Can I create an intervention to force my parents to address my sister’s shopping addiction? Is there such a thing as workaholism? Can a person be addicted to get-rich-quick schemes,...

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Webinar: Love and Addiction Revisited with Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky

Love and Addiction Revisited Saturday, October 13, 2018 5:00 PM EDT Register: www.smartrecovery.org/events   Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky will join SMART Recovery® for a FREE Special Event Webinar revisiting the concept of behavioral addiction first espoused in 1975...

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Ditching the “Addict” Barcode: The LPP way

We at the Life Process Program don’t diagnose you as an alcoholic, addict, or anything else.  Instead, we ask you to inform us about your life concerns. We then trace these back to your behaviors, particularly with addictive objects,...

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Purpose Driven Recovery Through The Life Process Program

The Life Process Program (LPP) is a PURPOSE DRIVEN program.  What does that mean?   In LPP, people learn skills and attitudes, and use their beliefs and personal assets, including relationships and communities, to leave addiction behind. But underlying...

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Count Me Out of “Recovery Nation”—Negative Self-Identity Is the Cruelest Stigma of All

I can’t bear when people label themselves “alcoholics,” “addicts” or “in recovery.” I view it as a way of denying that you are human. And to teach your child that… Influence contributor Meghan Ralston wrote a marvelous piece entitled,...

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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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Love & Relationship Addiction: How can the The Life Process Program© support?

The Life Process Program addresses addiction, and yet it deals with love and relationships. How do those fit with addiction? Love & Relationship addictions exist when a person devotes themselves so much to one type of experience or involvement...

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Food Addiction Treatment: The Life Process Program© Approach

When we consider drug addiction and alcoholism, we understand that no one needs to use these substances. But how can someone be addicted to a life essential, like the food we eat? An addiction exists when something fills an...

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