Stanton Peele

Author: Stanton Peele

Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., is the author (with Ilse Thompson) of Recover! An Empowering Program to Help You Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life. He was clinical director and designer of the Life Process Program for a residential rehab that is now an on-line program. His book, Addiction-Proof Your Child is a model for the emerging area of harm reduction in addiction prevention.

Stanton has been innovating in the addiction field since writing Love and Addiction with Archie Brodsky, including addiction to activities and experiences other than substances, harm reduction, skills and coping approaches to recovery, values and purpose as antidotes to addiction, and mindfulness/self-acceptance (loving kindness) precepts shared with Buddhism. He has published 250 articles and 12 books, and has won career awards from the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies and Drug Policy Alliance.
  • Ph.D., J.D.; Licensed Psychologist, Attorney
  • Founder of Life Process Program; Lifetime Achievement Award, Drug Policy Alliance; Mark Keller Award, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
  • Life Process Program; Practical Recovery; Center for Optimal Living; Board Member SMART Recovery; Moderation Management; HAMS Harm Reduction for Alcohol
  • Addiction Treatment, Values and Purpose in Recovery, Natural Recovery, Prevention, Non-Addictive Child Rearing, Neuroscience, 12-Steps, Sensible Drinking/Substance Use