An alternative approach to overcome addiction

Summary and Analysis…

This is a promotional site for a book about addiction that rejects the notion that addiction is a disease while also differing from the approach taken by 12-step programs. The author, Stanton Peele, is well-known in addiction circles having published twelve books on addition, his first in 1975.

Peele’s approach is an example of the range of programs that have found success when dealing with addiction. From a policy perspective, the question is whether we should encourage diverse approaches that address a variety of situations or whether, as some proponents of the addiction-as-brain-disease seem to maintain, efforts should be focused narrowly on Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and purely physical treatments.

Excerpted from Dr. Stanton Peele Addiction Website

In 7 Tools to Beat Addiction, internationally recognized addiction expert Dr. Stanton Peele presents a program for addiction recovery, based on years of research and clinical study and grounded in science. His program builds on the proven methods that people have actually used to overcome addiction, with or without treatment. 7 Tools to Beat Addiction offers in-depth, interactive exercises that show you how to outgrow destructive habits by putting together the building blocks for a balanced, fulfilling, responsible life founded on the following tools:

  • Values
  • Motivation
  • Rewards
  • Resources
  • Support
  • Maturity
  • Higher Goals
  • This no-nonsense guide will put you in charge of your own recovery.