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The Evolution of Harm Reduction: How Are we Doing Now?

In July, the CDC announced the 2020 death toll due to drugs: 93,000, up nearly 30% from 2019. “This is a staggering loss of human life,” Brown University’s Brandon Marshall told AP. More than 900,000 people have died of...

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Is Psychedelic Therapy Effective? PLUS: Jud Brewer’s Mindfulness, Seth Rogen’s Cannabis Use — LPP Podcast

Addiction news of the week (and its meaning and uses) in review: What does psychedelic research tell us about (a) medical therapy, (b) the history of medicine, (c) the nature of mental disorders that an ancient “herb” (psilocybin) exceeds...

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Jordan Peterson’s Messy Room — A Psychologist’s Battle With Addiction

Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads discuss Jordan Peterson’s work, his views about addiction, and how he handled his own addiction to benzodiazepines (with an understanding that Peterson makes a distinction between “addiction proper” and what he believes was...

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Is LPP a ‘Trauma Informed’ Program??

A question that we are often asked is – Is LPP a “trauma informed program”?  In this podcast, we offer a definition of “trauma” in several contexts and we discuss the differences between traumatic events and adverse conditions in life. We...

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Drug Use For Grown-Ups — A conversation with Dr. Carl Hart

Dr. Carl Hart explains that the vast majority of people who use drugs do so with no problem. In fact, drugs — yes, even so-called “hard drugs”– offer more positive than negative experiences. Dr. Hart is a professor (and...

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Harm Reduction 101: How to Explain Harm Reduction to Your Skeptical Friends and Colleagues

Harm Reduction is an approach to reducing the harm associated with potentially dangerous activity– it’s common sense. But many people balk at harm reduction practice and policy when drug use is involved. In this video, LPP coach Zach Rhoads...

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Hunter Biden, Pussy Riot, and Family Addiction Entanglements

Questions of family often appear in relation to addiction and drug issues. As with all questions in these areas, discussion is misled by disease beliefs, which leave people muddled and mystified about how to proceed constructively.  Nonetheless, basic human...

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Why do People Say Addiction is a DISEASE? — LPP Podcast Episode 46!

Stanton Peele answers questions from social media followers, listeners, and YouTube viewers. Today, Zach Rhoads reads Stanton a question from a Facebook follower: “Why do people call addiction a disease, and what is addiction REALLY?” Want to ask Stanton...

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How to Ignore the “Addict” Identity (with Mikey G)— Podcast Episode 45!

This is episode 45 of the LPP Podcast (and the 11th segment of the “Sundays With Stories” series).  Sundays With Stories is a segment of the LPP podcast that Dr. Peele and Zach Rhoads created in order to illuminate...

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Dax Shepard’s Relapse Story— Podcast Episode 44!

Sundays With Stories is a segment of the LPP podcast that Dr. Peele and Zach Rhoads created in order to illuminate the myriad natural recovery (recovery without support groups or rehab) stories all around us. They do so because...

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Drug Addiction, Felony Charges, and Natural Recovery— Podcast Episode 43!

Sundays With Stories is a segment of the LPP podcast that Dr. Peele and Zach Rhoads created in order to illuminate the myriad natural recovery (recovery without support groups or rehab) stories all around us. They do so because...

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Peter Bogdanovich, Why Love Addiction is the Most Destrutive of Them All — Podcast Episode 42!

Sundays With Stories is a segment of the LPP podcast that Dr. Peele and Zach Rhoads created in order to illuminate the myriad natural recovery (recovery without support groups or rehab) stories all around us. They do so because...

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Recovery From an Addicted and Traumatic Past: A True Story— Podcast Episode 41!

Welcome to the LPP Podcast Episode 41! We have a truly remarkable LPP “Sundays With Stories” — Aaron’s story. Put simply, Aaron’s life has been . . . well, it might be rejected by Netflix as unbelievable. And it...

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Dr. Tom Horvath Responds to LPP Article on SMART Recovery— Podcast Episode 40!

Not so long ago, we (at the Life Process Program) published a blog comparing and contrasting SMART Recovery and the Life Process Program. Shortly after doing so, Dr. Tom Horvath (the  former president of SMART Recovery) wrote to us...

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What Does Evidence-Based Treatment Tell Us— Podcast Episode 39!

Welcome to the LPP Podcast Episode 39!   In today’s episode of Sundays With Stories, Stanton and Zach discuss current events. This week a New York Times article bemoaned the failure of addiction specialists to adopt a proven tool...

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Natural recovery and harm reduction for the “Really Gone”– Podcast Episode 38

Welcome to the LPP Podcast Episode 38!   Zach Rhoads and I return to “Sundays With Stories.” We have created this series to replace the disease narrative for addiction and drug use. It is our last gasp effort to...

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Three Addiction and Drug Myths DEBUNKED– Podcast Episode 37

Welcome to the LPP Podcast Episode 35! What is Sundays With Stories? Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads, an addiction and a child development specialist respectively, converse about the realities of addiction and substance misuse in their Sunday conversations. Stanton and...

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How Steve-O Turned to Harm Reduction For Sex Addiction– Podcast Episode 35

Welcome to the LPP Podcast Episode 35! What is Sundays With Stories? Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads, an addiction and a child development specialist respectively, converse about the realities of addiction and substance misuse in their Sunday conversations. Stanton and...

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Elton John and Bob Weir: Two (not so) Recovery Stories — Podcast episode 34

Welcome to the LPP Podcast Episode 34! This is a sneak peak at a new weekly segment by Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads, called “Sundays With Stories”  You can listen to the audio version of the podcast HERE Stanton...

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The Drew Barrymore Story (Sundays with Stories Edition)– Podcast Episode 33!

Welcome to the LPP Podcast Episode 33! This is a sneak peak at a new weekly segment by Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads, called “Sundays With Stories”  You can listen to the audio version of the podcast HERE  ...

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SMART Recovery and LPP (similarities and differences)– PODCAST episode 32!

Welcome to the LPP Podcast Episode 32! Today’s episode is a segment of our interview with LPP Coach Dee Cloward. In this segment, Dee talks about her work at SMART Recovery and compares/contrasts it with her work for the...

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Mindfulness Meditation (15 minutes) – PODCAST Episode 31

Welcome to Episode 31! Today we want you to take care of you. So enjoy this 15 minute mindfulness meditation and free your mind so that you can make reasoned, responsible, and good decisions about how you’ll behave for...

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Meditation and Addiction – PODCAST Episode 30

Welcome to Episode 30! Today’s guest is Toby Sola. Toby is the CEO of Brightmind for a living; he practices and teaches meditation as a livelihood. Brightmind is a meditation app that helps people of all personalities, persuasions, and...

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Dee Cloward LPP Coach – PODCAST Episode 29

Welcome to Episode 29! Today’s guest is our very own LPP Coach, Dolores Cloward — Dee for short. Dee is an LPP coach with a range of interesting professional and personal experiences worth sharing, including her own experience with...

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Outgrowing Addiction – LPP PODCAST Episode 28

Welcome to Episode 28! Today’s guest is Mindy Vincent. Mindy is an addiction therapist and social worker; she is the host of the podcast “Therapeutic Madness“; and she is the founder of Utah Harm Reduction Coalition. Mindy spoke with...

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Outgrowing Addiction – LPP PODCAST Episode 27

Welcome to Episode 27! Today is actually an excerpt from another podcast – REBT Advocates. Today you’ll hear LPP coach and author Zach Rhoads talking with Michael Edelstein and Tommy Bateman about his and Stanton Peele’s latest book, “Outgrowing...

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Daniel Snyder on Self Agency and Personal Responsibility – LPP PODCAST Episode 26

Welcome to Episode 26! On today’s program, Zach Rhoads speaks with Daniel Snyder. Daniel lives in Langley, British Columbia where he is a project and peer coordinator at Langley Overdose Response. He is also the founding creator of Mindful...

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Will Godfrey on Harm Reduction- LPP PODCAST Episode 25

Welcome to Episode 25 – This is the fourth and final episode in out four-part series about Harm Reduction. In the first three episodes of the series, Zach spoke with Dr. Peele. Here are links to those episodes, in...

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Improvement versus Perfection – LPP PODCAST Episode 24

Welcome to Episode 24 – This is the third of a four-part series about Harm Reduction. The series opened with a discussion around the history of harm reduction for addiction and last week we heard Zach and Stanton discuss...

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Harm Reduction Vs Non-Abstinence – LPP PODCAST Episode 23

Welcome to episode 23 – This is the second of a four-part series about Harm Reduction. Last week, Stanton and Zach discussed the history of harm reduction for addiction. In today’s episode, Stanton wraps up his telling of Harm...

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The History of Harm Reduction for Addiction – LPP PODCAST Episode 22

Harm reduction therapy is based on four principles: While absolute abstinence may be preferable for many or most substance abusers, very few will achieve it, and even that small group will take time to do so and may relapse...

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Dr. Sandy Steingard on “Critical Psychiatry” – LPP PODCAST Episode 21

Dr. Sandy Steingard is a psychiatrist and the chief medical officer of a statewide non-profit organization in Vermont called The Howard Center. She is also a blogger for Robert Whitaker’s online Magazine called “Mad in America” and she’s the...

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Robert Schwebel talks to Zach about his “Seven Challenges” program – PODCAST Episode 20

Robert Schwebel is a psychologist, author, and the creator of a non 12-step program called “Seven Challenges”. Dr. Schwebel’s “Seven Challenges” are a practical guide for people, young and old, to really understand their relationship with drugs and alcohol...

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Greater Goals – Module Eight of the Life Process Program – PODCAST Episode 19

Today’s episode is the final in a series of eight where Zach talks directly to Dr Stanton Peele, the founder of the Life Process Program. Each week they discuss one module of the eight-module program, and in today’s episode they...

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Maturity – Module Seven of the Life Process Program – PODCAST Episode 18

Today’s episode is the seventh in a series of eight where Zach talks directly to Dr Stanton Peele, the founder of the Life Process Program. Each week they discuss one module of  the eight-module  program, and in today’s episode...

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Resources – Module Six of the Life Process Program – PODCAST Episode 17

Today’s episode is the sixth in a series of eight where Zach talks directly to Dr Stanton Peele, the founder of the Life Process Program. Each week they discuss one module of  the eight-module  program, and in today’s episode...

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Resources – Module Five of the Life Process Program – PODCAST Episode 16

Today’s episode is the fifth in a series of eight where Zach talks directly to Dr Stanton Peele, the founder of the Life Process Program. Each week they discuss one module of  the eight-module  program, and in today’s episode...

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Rewards – Module Four of the Life Process Program – PODCAST Episode 15

Today’s episode is the fourth in a series of eight where Zach talks directly to Dr Stanton Peele, the founder of the Life Process Program. Each week they discuss one module of  the eight-module  program, and in today’s episode...

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Motivation – Module Three of the Life Process Program – PODCAST Episode 14

Today’s episode is the third in a series of eight where Zach talks directly to Dr Stanton Peele, the founder of the Life Process Program. Each week they will discuss one module of  the eight-module  program, and in today’s...

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Values – Module Two of the Life Process Program – PODCAST Episode 13

Today’s episode is the second in a series of eight where Zach talks directly to Dr Stanton Peele, the founder of the Life Process Program. Each week they will discuss one module of  the eight-module  program, and in today’s...

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Self Reflection – Module One of the Life Process Program – PODCAST Episode 12

Today’s episode is the first in a series of eight where Zach talks directly to Dr Stanton Peele, the founder of the Life Process Program. Each week they will discuss one module of  the eight-module  program, beginning today with...

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Rick Barnett on Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy – Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 11

Today Zach talks to Dr Rick Barnett. Rick is a doctor of Psychology – Clinical, Mental/Behavioral Health & Addiction Consultant. Rick has been accepted into the ‘class of 2020’ at the California Institute for Integral Studies in their Certificate...

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Dr Ross Greene | Working collaboratively with children | Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 10

Today’s episode is an excerpt of a conversation our LPP coach Zach had with developmental  psychologist and best selling author, Dr Ross Greene. They talk about how Dr Ross came up with a way to work collaboratively with children...

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 9 – On Outgrowing Addiction with Common Sense

In todays episode, our LPP coach Zach Rhoads reads an extract from the book “Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense Instead of Disease Therapy” that he co-authored with Dr Stanton Peele. With drug overdoses continuing to rise at an alarming...

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 8 – Bill Kinkle on 12-Step Coercion

  In todays episode, our LPP coach Zach Rhoads talks to Bill Kinkle. Bill calls himself a ‘person in recovery’ although he is quick to explain that the term probably means something different to him than it does to...

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 7 – Outgrowing Addiction

  Today’s segment is an excerpt from Dr Stanton Peele’s recent appearance on a Texas radio station called Cultural Baggage, hosted by a man named Dean Becker. In this episode, Dr Peele discusses the simple truth that the majority...

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 6 – Interview with Brooke Feldman

  On this podcast, our LPP coach, Zach Rhoads talks to Brooke Feldman. Brooke is an addiction professional who earned her grad degree from the university of Pennsylvanian. Brooke currently manages methadone clinics in Philadelphia. Brooke openly identifies as...

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 5 -Dr. Stanton Peele Does Q&A With Group In Galway Ireland

  On this podcast, Dr. Stanton Peele delivers a talk to a group of helping professionals in Galway Ireland. His keynote addresses the importance of recognizing values– as well as motivation, skills, connection, purpose, and meaning– in overcoming addiction....

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 4 – Dr Peele Interviews Harm-Reduction Experts Patt Denning and Jeannie Little

  Today’s episode is a throwback! Dr. Stanton Peele interviews harm-reduction therapists and authors of the book, Over The Influence, Patt Denning and Jeannie Little. These ladies were (and are) at the forefront of commonsense, harm-reduction based therapy. Their...

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 3 – Are We “Trauma-Informed”?

  Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads answer the following frequently asked question: Is LPP a “trauma informed program”?  They offer a definition of “trauma” in several contexts. Then they discuss differences between traumatic events and adverse conditions in life. Peele...

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Life Process Program PODCAST Episode 2 – Rewrite your life story

  Rewrite your life story. The Life Process Program takes clients through a staged review of their life stories, focusing first on mistakes, continuing to how they might have acted differently to avoided these pitfalls, to reconceiving their life...

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Life Process Program PODCAST: Episode 1

We’re pleased to launch the NEW monthly #LPP Podcast that our coaches Zach and Aaron have initiated. Each month, Stanton Peele & Zach Rhoads will tackle & discuss a clinical addiction issue. The first episode deals with this clinical...

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