Improvement versus Perfection – LPP PODCAST Episode 24

Stanton Peele By: Dr. Stanton Peele

Posted on July 13th, 2020 - Last updated: September 28th, 2023
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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 “Harm Reduction Vs Non-Abstinence

In today’s episode, they discuss Improvement versus Perfection and explore several domains in which harm reduction can be useful: Addiction – Policing – Public health – Working with children, and more.

And they hone in on the fact that harm reduction is based on improvement rather than only perfection. A quote from the episode:

“Harm reduction means getting on the right track for improvement so that we see benefits in the short-run. Maybe we won’t reach Nirvana right away, but we’re gong to move in that direction. . . “

Enjoy the show!

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Stanton Peele

Dr. Stanton Peele, recognized as one of the world's leading addiction experts, developed the Life Process Program after decades of research, writing, and treatment about and for people with addictions. Dr. Peele is the author of 14 books. His work has been published in leading professional journals and popular publications around the globe.

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