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Recover!: Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with the Perfect Programby Stanton Peele
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For decades you've been told that addiction is an irreversible disease, a biological force over which you have no control. That defeatist message not only is without scientific foundation; it actually prevents your overcoming addiction.
Now, world-renowned addiction expert Stanton Peele demystifies addiction and offers a groundbreaking program that puts at your disposal what does work in treatment and recovery. For four decades, Dr. Peele has challenged and changed our understanding of addiction and recovery. He has developed approaches that break the cycle of addiction and empower people to take control of their lives--including understanding that we are able to direct our own brains to change. In Recover! Dr. Peele's PERFECT Program takes you through the key concepts of mindfulness--that is, your ability to detach from your addictive experience and to see that it is not who you are--combined with the Buddhist idea of loving kindness, or self-acceptance. It's an easily grasped, yet multi-faceted program that allows your true self to overcome your addictive urges.
Instead of focusing on what's wrong with you, The PERFECT Program will help you discover, embrace, and build your recovery on what's already right about you. Combining the best evidence-based treatments with the mindful use of meditation, Recover! presents a life-transforming philosophy for freeing yourself from addiction forever.
While many programs offer dated, unsuccessful solutions to addiction rooted in 12-Step philosophies, Stanton Peele's groundbreaking PERFECT Program (Pause, Embrace, Rediscover, Fortify, Emerge, Celebrate, Triage) is a self-directed process of making addiction obsolete. You will learn how to:
replace paralyzing beliefs with positive options
change how you respond to addictive urges
lay out clear anti-addiction goals
develop the skills to live fully and prevent relapse
With exercises, guided meditations, worksheets for progress tracking, and much more, Recover! provides you with powerful tools that you can use in your daily life. You will learn new habits of mind and heart, reclaim your natural personality, expand and strengthen your life skills, and emerge into a life of genuine engagement and purpose.
World-renowned addiction expert, therapist, and author of the classic Love and Addiction and other titles offers a new program for addicts (and their families), debunking AA/12-step treatment, using evidence-based treatments, CBT, and meditation for lasting recovery and health.
Dr. Stanton Peele is a world-renowned addiction expert, therapist, and author whose books have sold more than one million copies collectively. At the forefront of his field, he has challenged and changed the way people understand addiction and recovery for the past four decades. Rejecting the widely accepted notion that addiction is a disease and noting that the conventional Twelve-Step treatment program is not particularly effective,
Dr. Peele has spent his career developing treatments that break the cycle of addiction, empower addicts to take back control, and bring about the natural recovery process.
Throwing out the addiction-as-disease” model, Dr. Peele explains that the origins of addiction are as complex and unique as the people who find themselves in its grip. In Recover! he offers a holistic treatment plan. Based on the PERFECT Program™, his unique method that combines the best evidence-based treatments with cutting-edge meditation from the mindfulness movement, Recover! presents a life-transforming philosophy for overcoming self-destructive compulsions forever. It will teach readers how to think and live as a non-addict.
About the Author
Stanton Peele, PhD, JD, is the author of many groundbreaking books, including Love and Addiction. He developed the highly effective Life Process Program for residential addiction treatment. The recipient of many distinguished awards, Dr. Peele lives in New York.
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