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

Stanton Peele By: Dr. Stanton Peele

Posted on April 30th, 2020 - Last updated: September 28th, 2023
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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 rate throughout the U.S., in the book, Peele and Rhoads, show that defining addiction as a “disease” makes recovery much more difficult, and that twelve-step programs fail for most participants. The book provides a solid, research-and-experience-based alternative approach that has proven to be successful in overcoming the scourges of suicide, depression, addiction, and drug-related deaths.

The authors show that maturing out of addiction and childhood behavioral problems is a normal process—unless people are sidetracked by the widespread and commonplace therapies that undercut natural growth and self-confidence. They present extensive research data about natural recovery and case studies of fully recovered adults and of children with various conditions, for a developmental model of addiction that has been proven to help those who are suffering. Much of the focus is on childhood addiction, but their conclusions and methods are helpful for people of all ages.

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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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