The Truth About Addiction and Recovery


the truth about addiction and recovery by stanton peeleStanton Peele and Archie Brodsky with Mary Arnold

The Truth About Addiction and Recovery. N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1992 (as modified by the authors for the Life Process Program, 2010).


1 Why It Doesn’t Make Sense To Call Addiction A “Disease”
2 Are People Born Alcoholics?
3 Which Is the Most Addictive Drug of All?
4 Smoking: The Toughest Habit to Lick?
5 Obesity: Are People Biologically Programmed to Be Fat?
6 Addictions to Gambling, Shopping, and Exercise: How We Evade Moral Responsibility
7 Love, Sex, and Codependence: Overcoming Trauma
8 The Life Process Program
9 Quitting as Life Process: The Case of Paula
10 Are You an Addict? Assessing Addiction in the Life Process Program
11 Assessing Your Values: Knowing What Is Important to You
12 Assessing Your Resources: What Do You Have That You Can Count On?
13 I’m Not the Person I Want to Be: How People Carry Out Plans to Change
14 Changing the Behavior: That Obscure Object of Desire
15 Life Skills: If You Don’t Have Them, Get Them
16 Integrating Change into Your Life: Groups and Your Social World
17 Kids Have to Be Made into Addicts: You Can Prevent Addiction
18 Where the Solutions Really Lie: Re-establishing Communal Ties
19 A Road Map: Where We’ve Been and Where You Need to Go
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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