Sharing experiences through our blog

Readers Question Readers Question: (Name changed for privacy)
Stanton Peele Response by: Dr. Stanton Peele
Posted on August 8th, 2018 - Last updated: November 10th, 2020
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The Life Process Program Blog features several (anonymized) exchanges between Dr Peele and his readers.

We wanted to share these experiences to allow readers to learn more about Dr Peele’s thoughts and opinions, but what we didn’t expect to see was just how popular these posts would become as a forum to allow others in similar situations to share their stories.


Consider for example Pippa, who, contributing to the article ‘Can I compromise with a marijuana smoker I love’ , opens with the following:

“These stories have really helped me to feel like I’m not alone on this issue.”


Or Bek, whose opening comments in the article ‘Moderate Drinking After AA’ is:

  “I’m so glad I found this website. I’m coming up 5 years sober in AA next week and I’ve been questioning AA and it’s dogma on and off over these 5 yrs. Reading
posts I am comforted by the fact that every body is different, there is no one hard and fast rule for everyone but AA says there is!”


Here are some of the more popular posts in our blog:

“Should I live with a Marijuana addict, who is otherwise a good man?”

“Please help me quit crack addiction”

“Moderate Drinking After AA”

“Escape from the 12 steps of AA”

“Can I ever get off Methadone? How?”


If you find yourself relating to some of the stories in these blog posts, we would love to hear from you through the comments section of the post below.


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.


  • carol says:

    I am a registered nurse in recovery and I relapsed back in 2016 and since then my license had been placed inactive. RAMP (Recovery and Monitoring Program) for NJ nurses dismissed/discharged me last December 2017 because of an admission I gave when I relapsed in 2016 to my case manager. When I relapsed in 2016 I went to rehab and since then been working with the 12 steps. As part of the steps, I made amends to my case manager all the wrongdoings I did when I relapsed. A year later, in December 2017, RAMP director dismissed me from the program because of that admission. They immediately shut off their door on me. I never heard from my case manager just like that. All the director said was my case is up to the nursing board now and that I just need to wait for a letter from the board. From December 2017 until present, no letter has arrived. I attempted to reach the nursing board but I never could go through.
    I am desperate for some answers regarding my nursing license status. I don’t know who to reach out to. Please help me.

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