Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense Instead of “Disease” Therapy – S. Peele & Z.Rhoads

Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., The Atlantic: One of the experts changing how we see addiction

Zach Rhoads, School child development specialist




Outgrowing Addiction is a meditation for parents on how to avoid the trap of medicalizing their children’s normal life struggles.”

—Steven Slate, co-author, The Freedom Model for Addiction

“For users and their families, this book shows how to accelerate the processes that lead addicted people to relinquish drugs. Outgrowing Addiction is smart, compassionate, and, most important, optimistic.”

—Sally Satel, M.D., Yale Psychiatry Department, co-author, Brainwashed

 “Peele and Rhoads’ view of addiction as a turbulent but natural stage of need fulfillment engages empowerment, determination, and personal growth. A truly comprehensive and masterful work.”

—Marc Lewis, emeritus professor of Neuorscience, author of Memoirs of an Addicted Brain and The Biology of Desire

“A godsend for anyone seeking a solution to the opioids crisis.”

—Carl Hart, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, Columbia University, author of High Price

“Based on compassion, science and good old-fashioned family values, this book empowers us by tapping into our resilience and reinforcing or innate strengths and resources.”

—Barry Lessin, co-founder, Families for Sensible Drug Policy

 “Congratulations to Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads on an eye-opening book, a state-of-the-art guide to scientifically sound information that can help the addiction field move into the twenty-first century.”

—Robert J. Meyers, architect of Community Reinforcement and Family Therapy (CRAFT)

“Outgrowing Addiction is a book of hope, and of the liberation that awaits those willing to abandon powerful but bankrupt ideologies in favor of reason, science and clear-eyed self-reflection.”

— Ethan Nadelmann, Founding Director of the Drug Policy Alliance



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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