Dr. Stanton Peele is a lawyer, professor, psychologist, psychotherapist, and author. Of all of these titles, he’s probably best known as an advocate and pioneer in the addiction and treatment world. His new memoir, A Scientific Life on the Edge: My Lonely Quest to Change How We See Addiction, is his 16th book that tackles addiction issues.
In this podcast, Stanton talks about:
- The reaction from when his first book, Love and Addiction, was published advocating a new way to conceptualize addiction
- The possibility that Tom Brady is addicted to football and what it’s costing him
- How people can flounder against society’s feedback
- Addiction not being limited to substances
- The basis of Life Process Program
- How SMART correlates to his thoughts on addiction
- The steps cities and states are taking to implement harm reduction
- Not being a joiner guy, but the self-efficacy guy
- The motivation to write his memoir
- The need to make significant headway in the addiction world
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