Does any of this sound familiar?
Are you struggling to cope with an addiction?
Do you refuse to accept that addiction is a disease?
Have you had enough of AA and other 12-step programs?
Are you ready to start taking responsibility for your own life?
Do you want to relearn how to live a meaningful life full of purpose – one where your addiction doesn’t stand a chance?
Are you looking for a program that you can complete in the privacy of your own home and in your own time?
If you’re answering YES to a lot of these questions then the Life Process Program is for you.
We have helped thousands of people to recover from addiction with our private, affordable and effective online addiction treatment program. We know how this process works.
What's Included & What Does the Program Look Like
At a glance - Program Overview
Eight Comprehensive Modules containing detailed reading material specific to your addiction
Over 50 thought provoking exercises to help you think about your values, motivation, relationships and more
Regular feedback, advice and guidance from your dedicated Coach (Coach-led program only)
Explore your past and recall the emotions that contributed to your decisions and actions
Engage in and receive ongoing peer support through online meetings and discussion fourms
Optional Upgrade to purchase 1-1 sessions with your coach
What will I do when I join?
- Watch Videos
- Complete Exercises
- Schedule a Coaching Session
- Write your Life Story
- Attend Group Meetings
Dr. Peele introduces each module
Each module of the program is introduced personally by Dr. Peele.
In the videos, Dr. Peele describes the key concepts and he challenges you to apply the learnings to your own individual situation. The program consists of eight modules, each of them addressing a key component of your recovery:
- Self Reflection
- Greater Goals
Each module also includes downloadable reading material, addressing the module in much more detail. Some clients like to read every sentence in detail, others prefer to skim through the reading material and proceed directly to the exercises.
Submit exercises and receive feedback
A major component in the Life Process Program is the exercises that accompany each module. You will be asked to complete a series of questions that will challenge your understanding of the ideas and how to use them to recover.
The exercises are not a test, and there are no right or wrong answers. They are open questions designed to get you thinking in ways that will help you better understand how to fight and beat your addiction.
For clients who select the Coach-led option, your coach will go through each of your exercises and provide you with detailed written feedback to help guide you through your recovery.
Schedule a session with your dedicated coach
Within the coaching area, you can access your coach’s availability diary and schedule a 1-1 meeting. You choose the date and time that suits you, and you select your preferred format:
For clients on the coach-led program, your first 20-minute introductory session is free. This is a great way to get to know your coach. After that, you can purchase additional one hour sessions from as little as $70 per sessions. These additional coaching sessions are completely optional and can be purchased at any point in the program.
Write your Life Story
Revisiting your life story is a critical way to explore your choices and the impact they have had on you and those around you.
Don’t worry, we are not going to start probing for trauma or ask you to dwell indefinitely on your earliest memories. But we do believe that it is important for you to reflect on the journey that you have travelled through life to bring you to where you are today.
Once your life story is complete, we will begin to focus on moving beyond the negatives you may identify toward a positive future with the life of purpose you have always wanted.
Join our coach-led weekly online group meetings
We want to provide you with opportunities to interact and practice the coping and social skills that can help you move away from addictive activities and back into the vibrant world that awaits you.
Whether you talk or have your camera turned on or just listen is up to you. These meetings give you a good sense of how we approach addictions. At the same time, they provide needed support and encouragement! For those of you who are already meeting with coaches, we believe this group dynamic will add a new dimension of support and help people in thinking through their addictive issues with others.
Our online addiction treatment program is built on simple human ingredients.
The 8 Module Journey
We believe that anyone, including you, can achieve recovery by creating the necessary fundamental supports in your life. People with strong values, and with the motivation to change, succeed better at quitting addictions. You need to seek and gain these advantages that non-addicted people have. In the first module we help you assess what assets you have and what assets you need to acquire to help you lead an addiction-free life.
Values play a critical role in addiction, and your values are likely to be the key to your escaping addiction. In this module we will examine values that are the most anti-addictive and how you can use your own values as a tool to fight addiction. We provide exercises that are geared toward identifying and utilizing your true values.
This module shows how critical motivation is in overcoming addiction, and reviews the best methods for energizing you to change, even when dealing with the most severe addictions. You will learn therapy techniques that have been shown to be the most effective for improving your motivation and combating addictions.
If motivation is the force that drives you to act, then rewards are what you gain from that activity. People quit their addictions when they begin to get more rewards for living without the addiction than they got from feeding the addiction. Put into economic terms, you give up your habit when you believe that its costs exceed its benefits.
Overcoming addiction requires you to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. We will help you assess what resources you already have and what resources you currently lack. You will develop the skills that will allow you to expand your resources. Key assets in fighting addiction include supportive relationships, work skills and accomplishments, hobbies and interests and developing coping skills such as being able to deal with stress. Included in the exercise package for developing your inner resources are the critical tools of mindfulness and meditation.
Support and Intimacy
Human beings are social animals. Our peers and intimates have an enormous impact on our perspectives and our behaviour. We respond in both positive and negative ways to those we are intimate and live with. In this module we explore skills and strategies for creating the support network that can help you lead a fulfilling, addiction free life. You will explore here your past relationship traumas and how these can create anxieties to overcome in your current relationships.
A Mature Identity
Overcoming addiction requires growing up and assuming adult roles. And to mature, you need to do more than simply get older—you also need to experience life and learn its lessons. In Module 7 we look at tools and strategies for developing a new version of yourself; one which does not call attention to your addiction and one where addiction does not define who you are.
The most successful strategy for tackling addiction is to see yourself as an active participant in the addiction and its solution. Your selection and pursuit of goals is among the best ways to make sure you overcome and avoid addiction. In this final module we help guide you towards setting and keeping track of goals as you pursue a life full of meaning and purpose.
About Dr. Stanton Peele
Stanton Peele is a psychologist who has changed the addiction field.
He is a world-renowned addiction expert, author and therapist, who has remained prominently at the forefront of the addiction field for four decades, challenging and changing the way people understand addiction and recovery.
He has pioneered, among other things, the idea that addiction occurs with a range of experiences, recognition of natural recovery from addiction, and the harm reduction approach to addiction.
“Stanton Peele is the pioneer. He put these ideas out long before anyone else was thinking this way. These ideas continue to reverberate in the addiction world and influence many people, many besides me.”
Marc Lewis, Professor of neuroscience and author of Memoirs of an Addicted Brain and Addiction is Not a Disease:
“Stanton Peele’s is a revolutionary approach to the treatment of addictions. This should be of enormous help to people struggling with them.”
Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; creator of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
“Stanton Peele is a true pioneer of addiction research and theory. His ideas must be reckoned with by anyone who is serious about understanding addiction.”
Maia Szalavitz, author of Unbroken Brain:
“Dr. Stanton Peele has been a trailblazer in the addictive behaviors field since the 70s, forecasting new ideas, riding the crest of each new progressive wave in the field, and sounding a call to arms in defense of each new development in the theory and technique for helping people with addictions recover.”
Dr. Andrew Tatarsky, leading American harm reduction psychotherapy advocate:
“A psychologist who has been a pioneer behind the idea that addiction occurs in the context of a range of experiences and that a natural process of recovery is required through a harm reduction approach. Peele has been a leader (and a rebel) in the harm reduction and alternative approach to the addiction war for decades.”
Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., author of The Abstinence Myth:
“The modern understanding of addiction and recovery begins with Love and Addiction. Unfortunately the recovery field and society have been slow to comprehend what Peele and Brodsky wrote. To read this book, again or for the first time, allows one to consider what we might have done about addiction since 1975, but have not done.”
Tom Horvath, Ph.D., former president of SMART Recovery:
Meet The Coaches
Our experienced LPP coaches are dedicated to helping your through the program
A licensed social worker, Anne began over-drinking to block out humiliation, anxiety, loss and to manage anger during a financial downfall and difficult divorce from a 25 year relationship. Anne was introduced to the world of Harm Reduction after the tragic death of her nephew from an overdose. Helping others regain hope, resilience, purpose, and navigating loss of all kinds became her passion.
Dee has personal experience with addiction and her goal is to bring encouragement and hope to others who are struggling with an addiction. She has served for more than a decade as director of SMART Recovery. Dee is the resident host of our weekly online group meetings (which all our members are encouraged to attend), and she is an active member and moderator on our private members-only Facebook Group.
Zach once battled addictions of his own – including a destructive involvement with opiates – he now lives a healthy and happy life with his wife and daughter in Vermont. Zach is a columnist for Filter Magazine and looks after the Life Process Program Podcast. Using a very non-judgemental approach, Zach is passionate about helping people understand themselves better and how their addiction may be holding them back from living the life they wish to lead.
Our clients tell it best
Here's what our LPP members are saying about the program
Access our life changing treatment program from only $19/month.
|Access to all 8 Modules including videos, reading materials and excercises||*|
|Option to purchase and schedule one-to-one coaching sessions with a Life Process Program Trained Coach|
|Access to the “life Story” journaling Feature|
|Access to weekly coach-lead online meetings|
|Access to private members-only Facebook Group|
|Assigned a dedicated Life Process Program Coach throughout the program|
|Free initial one-to-one consultation with your dedicated coach|
|Receive Feedback from your coach on every exercise|
|Modules and Exercises customised to your specific addiction|
*The Coach Led program is designed to be completed over 4 months and users can complete and receive feedback on up to two modules per month, with an option to upgrade to FastTrack through the program.
You have a question? We have the answer.
Can an online program really work?
Absolutely. Research and experience show that online support may be as effective as face-to-face assistance, as well as being more accessible and easier to maintain. An online program is ideal for people who desire anonymity, privacy, convenience, and easy access. It is a great choice for people who have a busy schedule, who are limited in their ability to physically attend a traditional program, or who are simply more comfortable with online communication.
How long does the it take to complete the program?
The program is designed to be completed at approximately two modules per month, and there are eight modules in total, so that works out at around four months to complete the program. But you can go through the program at your own pace – some people do the full program in one month, while others can take 6-8 months.
Has the Life Process Program ever been tested?
Yes, it has. The Life Process Program was utilized in residential treatment centers before Dr. Peele decided to adapt the program to be offered online. While being used in treatment centers the program consistently produced a success rate better than 65%.
I do not feel comfortable talking about my addiction. Can I do the program on my own?
Yes of course. You can complete the course in its entirety on your own if that is your preferred approach. You will have the opportunity to receive written feedback from your coach, hold 1-1 coaching sessions, join in the weekly meetings and the private Facebook Group, but all of these are optional and you decide how much you want to engage with your coach and peers.
Is the Life Process Program a 12-Step program like AA or NA?
No, it is not. First, we do not believe you are powerless. Just the opposite, in fact, we believe that you are the only person with the power to change your addictive behavior. We do not require that you surrender to a ‘higher power’ or require you to attend meetings for the rest of your life in order to maintain change.
Do I have to be from the US to be in the program?
Not at all. The Life Process Program is available worldwide. One of the main reasons Dr. Peele decided to adapt his Life Process Program for online use is so that it would be available worldwide. And to make life easier, you will see your coach’s availability schedule in your own local time zone once that is set in your profile.
What happens after I finish the program?
Access to the program is offered on a monthly subscription basis. By continuing to renew your subscription even after you have completed all 8 modules, you will have continued access to all your exercises and worksheets, the weekly meetings and the private Facebook community as well as having the option to purchase additional one-one coaching sessions with your trusted coach
You can cancel at ANY stage and you will continue to have access to the program until the end of your billing cycle.
I struggle with more than one addiction – which program should I select?
Firstly, know that you are not alone – we are currently helping several clients who are dealing with multiple destructive habits. Although the program has been adapted for several specific addictions, the truth is that the core fundamentals of the program are consistent throughout all adaptations. You can select which ever program feels right to you, and address all your ‘destructive habits when working the exercises.
Is this a total abstinence program?
Not at all, we do not preach total abstinence (how’s that going to work for the food program!).
We do not ask or expect you to engage in complete abstinence, and indeed a ‘win’ from our perspective is when you are able to enjoy the occasional beer or wine, without that automatically letting you ’board the train for total destruction’ . We want you to be able to enjoy a glass (or two) and then get off the train before it goes any further. This is one of the principles we teach in the program.
Is it easy to cancel?
There are no long term contracts and you can cancel at any time, with no questions asked. When you cancel, you will not be charged any further subscription payments and you will still retain access to the full program until the end of your billing cycle.
Can I get a refund if I decide its not for me?
Absolutely! If for any reason you are not completely satisfied, we offer a guaranteed 30 day refund, no questions asked.