Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Recover: Stop Thinking Like an Addict! and Stanton Peele

Is that really all it takes? Exactly what does that mean, anyway, stop thinking like an addict? Denise interviews Stanton Peele, a pioneer in the field of addiction. Dr. Peele has been writing books and articles on this subject since the 1970s and shares with listeners his not so “standard” approach. In his most recent book, Recover! Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with the PERFECT Program, Dr. Peele shows how to focus on what’s good about you rather than on what’s not good about you. He touches on some of the concepts he discovered during his many years of experience and research in his book about parenting (“Addiction Proof Your Child”)and his book on relationships (Love and Addiction). Dr. Peele shares his thoughts on the different approaches to addiction treatment acceptable today and why he thinks some work and others don’t work.
Listen, learn, and consider how this all relates to your own situations. What do you think?