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Dr. Peele's work is innovative and enlightening. My clients are already benefiting as they work through Peele's newest book.
on February 5, 2014
Recover! Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life, by Dr. Stanton Peele, offers exactly the kind of innovative, "out-of-the-box" solution to addiction that we in the therapy community have been seeking for years. As counselors and therapists, we see our clients struggle with destructive thinking patterns and behaviors that accompany addiction, yet these almost always stem from other, more deeply rooted habits of "automatic" thought and emotional responses. All too often these are not resolved when the patient attempts a traditional 12-Step recovery program. Sadly, these self-destructive patterns and experiences (feelings of shame, worthlessness, helplessness) are sometimes made worse after an unsuccessful experience in a traditional recovery program, and resulting feelings of "powerlessness" and "sickness" only exacerbate addiction behaviors. I have already seen positive results for my clients who have begun working through Dr. Peele's newest book. I am very excited and grateful to have this empowering and optimistic new framework for understanding recovery to share with my clients. I am convinced that Dr. Peele is on the cutting edge of a modern understanding of addiction and recovery, and future generations will regard him as a pioneer in this important work. Shawn Briley - Licensed Clinical Social Worker