Stanton Peele

Stanton Peele

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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.

Latest Contributions to Rehabs.com

When Love is Addictive…

When Love is Addictive…

November 4th, 2019 Stanton Peele 4 minute read
People laugh at the notion of addiction to things other than drugs - like love - because they don’t understand addiction.
Two Sick Men

Two Sick Men

November 4th, 2019 Stanton Peele 4 minute read
The stars of two new movies star decidedly deranged, however they can’t explain how they got that way.
Which Is the Worst Addiction?

Which Is the Worst Addiction?

November 4th, 2019 Stanton Peele 4 minute read
If you've ever tried quitting an addiction to drugs, alcohol or smoking, you know how hard it is to get sober. And yet, despite the difficulty, love addiction is harder to quit than any substance or chemical.
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