What People Are Saying...
"Stanton Peele is a true pioneer of addiction research and theory. His ideas must be reckoned with by anyone who is serious about understanding addiction—and they offer hope to the many millions for whom current approaches are not effective or who simply prefer evidence-based alternatives. "
Maia Szalavitz, Neuroscience journalist and Time Magazine Healthland columnist.
"Stanton Peele is a bold and original thinker with a wide-angle view of the human psyche and spot-on vision. He is a champion of the power people have to change, and has long been a pioneer in rejecting the deterministic belief that addiction is a disease that one has forever and that addicts are powerless in the face of their cravings. He has shown instead that cognitive and life skills are keys to kicking addictions"
Hara Estroff Marano, Editor at Large, Psychology Today, author of A Nation of Wimps.
"A revolutionary approach to the treatment of addictions. This should be of enormous help to people struggling with them. "
Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Professor of psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania; founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; winner of the 2006 Lasker Award.
"The availability of Stanton Peele's Life Process Program is a major improvement for the entire U.S. addiction treatment industry."
Tom Horvath, Ph.D., ABPP, President of SMART Recovery (the leading non-12-step addiction recovery support group worldwide); past president of American Psychological Association Division on Addictions; a long-time colleague and a board member for Dr. Peele's treatment program.
How the Life Process Alcohol Program © works
Dr. Stanton Peele's Life Process Alcohol Program© (LPAP©) will empower you to overcome addiction and guide you as you rebuild your life in the real world – a rich, full life that resists addiction from top to bottom. Once available only to residents of expensive addiction treatment facilities, Dr. Peele's acclaimed Life Process Program© and its trained counselors are now available to you online.
The LPAP© synthesizes the most effective anti-addiction techniques employed by leading therapists, as spearheaded by Dr. Peele's own ground-breaking, highly successful approach. By making addiction and recovery understandable, accessible, affordable and achievable, Dr. Peele brings complete recovery home to you.
The Life Process Alcohol Program © Features
8 Comprehensive, Interactive Week-Long Modules
Compatible with Computer, iPad, and Kindle
User-friendly, Interactive Online Environment
All Materials Prepared by Dr. Peele
Your Own Dedicated Life Process Coach
Prompt, Personal Feedback on Exercises
Tailor Your Program To Meet Your Needs
Is This A 12-Step Program?
No. In fact, the fundamental philosophy of Life Process Alcohol Program© is that genuine recovery requires you reclaim your genuine power instead of giving it away. Not only is this Dr. Peele's philosophy, but rigorous research unquestionably supports it. The 12-Step approach embraces concepts like powerlessness, progressive disease, magical intervention, lifelong labels ("alcoholic" or "addict") and a future of endless meetings.
If you have not been able to make the 12 Steps work for you, you are not alone - in fact, you are in the majority! Dr. Peele's Life Process Program© is empowering and fortifying, built on a bedrock of common sense and clinical experience, making it incompatible with the 12 Step approach.
Stanton Peele, Ph.D., Founder of The Life Process Program©
Dr. Peele is a world-renowned addiction expert, author and therapist, who has remained prominently at the forefront of the addiction field for four decades, challenging and changing the way people understand addiction and recovery. Since publishing his first book, Love and Addiction, in 1975, Stanton has been one of the most influential voices in the ongoing public debate about the nature of addiction.
The publication of Love and Addiction was a watershed event in addiction, as Dr. Peele (with his colleague Dr. Archie Brodsky) presented the idea that addiction is not a chemical or medical problem – not a disease or physical dependency – but a problem originating from life circumstances. Thus, Dr. Peele asserted, addiction is not limited to substances, like drugs and alcohol, but also to behaviors, like gambling. The logical conclusion is that addiction is curable and even preventable, an idea that is almost as controversial today as it was 40 years ago, as the field remains entrenched in the retrograde disease model of addiction. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association is only just getting around to Dr. Peele’s way of thinking. The upcoming edition of their Diagnostic Manual (DSM-V) will, for the first time, include gambling (a behavior) in its entry on addiction.