Our Drug Death Epidemic Is Worse than Ever But everything we say and do to combat it accelerates the problem.

June 22, 2017

“I have a theory, of which Maggie Hassan is but one example: We don’t really care whether people become addicted, or whether they die. We only care about maintaining our cultural blinders. All of our energy goes into that purpose.” Stanton Peele Here’s a comment from a famous guy who’s dissed me previously (prof of […]


How The Today Show and Ronan Farrow Kept Me from Telling the Truth About Addiction

June 8, 2017

  Source: Vice on-line magazine I have described how liberals are the most ardent supporters of the disease theory of addiction. (Disclosure, I am a liberal.) This truth was driven home for me by my recent humiliation on The Today Show at the hands of Ronan Farrow.  Farrow presented three related woman who had each […]


Our Drug Death Epidemic Is Worse than Ever

June 7, 2017

But everything we say and do to combat it accelerates the problem. The American Ethos and Drug Addiction and Death An odd moment occurred on MSNBC when the host of “All In with Chris Hayes” interviewed liberal New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan. As Senator Hassan reviewed the wide deployment of medications used to assist in […]


Are Addiction and Mental Illness Really Brain Diseases?

June 5, 2017

The two primary (New York) intellectual organs, the New York Review of Books and The New York Times, have recently featured two powerful cultural icons saying exactly opposite things. Marcia Angell, the first woman editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine and now at the Harvard Medical School, in an ongoing, two-part series in […]


The Health Care Crisis and the Addiction Crisis Are the Same

Donald Trump was elected by a white underclass that is resentful, suicidal, and addictive, and whose existence is declining rapidly. The most noted element in the current health-care debate is how the Republicans’ White House champion, along with the Republican Congress headed by Paul Ryan, is driven to deprive poorer Americans, white and black, of […]


Reducing Drug Deaths: Heroin Injection By Appointment

May 30, 2017

The next step in addiction Tx is assisting those addicted to heroin to inject The United States has been stymied in reducing drug-related deaths, which have continued to grow even in places where Naloxone and other anti-overdose medications have been made available, along with medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including methadone and buprenorphine. But we do know […]


My Impact on the Addiction World: An Exchange With My Bartender

My Impact on the Addiction World: An Exchange With My Bartender On viewing the video of The Today Show’s treatment of addiction, with a few seconds from me as the only opponent of the disease theory, my bartender (and friend) emailed me: Great shot of the apartment! (He helped me move.) Two main questions come […]


Subject: INSPIRED. A plea from a dissident

May 29, 2017

Subject: INSPIRED. A plea from a dissident Dear Dr. Stanton Peele, I am in much need of your advice. I am nervous sending this to you because, 1: I am anxious and have been most of my life; 2: I am afraid of any consequences that may follow as a result of my honesty. Let […]


Donald Trump and Addictive Behaviors, Part II

May 19, 2017

Vainglorious in victory, denying defeat, Donald uses strategies of the addicted Um, Mr. President? No votes were taken with Democrats present. Psychological projection is a syndrome in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. Donald Trump‘s speech on the defeat […]


The New Prohibition: The Hip Culture Wants You to Abstain

May 5, 2017

The New Prohibition: The Hip Culture Wants You to Abstain As legalized marijuana becomes a reality, American Temperance rises. Addendum: March 24: Time, Alcohol is good for your heart—most of the time. Drinking alcohol in moderation is linked to a lower risk of certain heart problems. Just don’t overdo it. America is a temperance culture […]