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By Zach Rhoads and Stanton Peele
Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads give advice about achieving skills and purpose and how to outgrow addiction.
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Episode 43 (Sundays With Stories Edition): Jason Terrell's Natural Recovery Story

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Episode 43 (Sundays With Stories Edition): Jason Terrell's Natural Recovery Story

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You MUST be Treated! (Coerced Treatment and How to Overcome it)
WHY do people so often reject drug and alcohol treatment, let alone refusing to volunteer for it, so that American addiction treatment depends on the legal system to survive?  Stanton and Zach discuss the addiction treatment coercion phenomenon and imagine an alternative helping universe. Coercion is central to the American addiction treatment enterprise. Without the participation of law enforcement and drug, criminal, civil and family courts (let alone EAPs, licensing bodies, and a host of NGO agencies) American addiction treatment would wither. Coercion is embedded in the disease concept of denial, and AA is forced on people in order to maintain their family rights, their jobs, their housing and often their liberty (which Stanton wrote the manual about with Charles Bufe and Archie Brodsky, Resisting 12 Step Coercion). Lately, Zach has been struck by how often people are forced into MAT. Stanton and Zach discuss how “helping” people requires that we respect and support their free choice and personal agency. ***** SUBSCRIBE to Our Channel ***** To get more of our content and help us grow: https://www.youtube.com/c/LifeProcessProgram?sub_confirmation=1 ***** FOLLOW us on Social  ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program ***** CONTACT US ****** - Website: https://lifeprocessprogram.com - Text us: +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
52:17
May 10, 2021
The Pandemic Has Made Us All ALCOHOLIC! (or not)
Stanton and Zach consider five responses to NY Times article seeding “pandemic panic” @ alcohol:   1. There hasn’t been a significant increase in drinking.  2. Problems with alcohol and drugs preceded the pandemic, and aren’t due to substances.  3. Judging from Times’ readers’ comments, people with resources do remarkably well adjusting their drinking to their circumstances.  4. People aren’t drinking enough.   5. President Biden’s response to the above propositions has been both good and bad. Check out more content at https://lifeprocessprogram.com 
54:35
May 2, 2021
How Psychedelics Work, Jud Brewer's Mindfulness, Seth Rogen's Cannabis Use | LPP Podcast
Addiction news of the week (and its meaning and uses) in review:  What does it tell us about (a) medical therapy, (b) the history of medicine, (c) the nature of mental disorders that an ancient "herb" (psilocybin) exceeds the most significant product of modern biochemistry (SSRIs) in remedying depression?  In what way is anxiety addiction-like, and how can we use this knowledge to help Ezra Klein actually reduce his anxiety-- rather than simply making for good bedtime reading?  And how might we work with non-addicted Seth Rogen so that he could continue to enjoy life and be non-stop productive without being stoned around the clock?  The name of the game is AGENCY: lassoing drugs, therapy, and insight into self-directed living and change.  ***** FOLLOW us on Social  ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program ***** CONTACT US ****** - Website: https://lifeprocessprogram.com - Text us: +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 ***** SUBSCRIBE to Our YouTube Channel ***** To get more of our content and help us grow: https://www.youtube.com/c/LifeProcessProgram?sub_confirmation=1
54:59
April 26, 2021
Reflections on Maia Szalavitz, Problems With The Disease Model, Casual Drug Use
Dr. Peele and Zach consider Zach’s interview with Maia Szalavitz. Does Maia believe in the disease theory? What would happen if she took heroin again?  Would she "Richard Harris" it (drinking Guinness as a 70ish grandpa)? Do chronic brain disease advocates understand why families resist their depredations? Are they guilty of manslaughter? Zach says he’s okay with heroin — unlike the opioided friend of a New York Times opinion writer who, convinced he could never escape his life disease sentence, explained opioid addiction to the Times writer to spread among readers before expiring from it. This is a fate 87,000 Americans, schooled in self-Diseasing, suffered from September 2019-September 2020. And what role did drug policy reformers play in that bloodbath? ***** SUBSCRIBE to Our Channel ***** To get more of our content and help us grow: https://www.youtube.com/c/LifeProcessProgram?sub_confirmation=1 ***** FOLLOW us on Social  ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program ***** CONTACT US ****** - Website: https://lifeprocessprogram.com - Text us: +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
48:26
April 18, 2021
GUEST Maia Szalavitz: Addiction, Harm Reduction, Methadone Maintenance
Maia Szalavitz joins Zach Rhoads a discussion about addiction and harm reduction, including her forthcoming book, "Undoing Drugs". Maia and Zach agree on a definition of addiction but re-open their epic argument about "values"  ;) They also discuss Dr. Carl Hart's book, "Drug Use For Grown Ups" -- Maia disagrees with Hart on a fundamental point about Harm Reduction. ***** SUBSCRIBE to Our Channel ***** To get more of our content and help us grow: https://www.youtube.com/c/LifeProcessProgram?sub_confirmation=1  ***** FOLLOW us on Social  ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram  - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program ***** CONTACT US ****** - Website: https://lifeprocessprogram.com  - Text us: +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
53:25
April 11, 2021
Q&A With Dr. Peele: "Am I focusing TOO much on moderation?"
Dr. Stanton Peele takes questions from LPP followers. Today he tackles the concept of moderation, which LPP encourages with respect to drugs, alcohol, or any other involvement that a person may have formed an addictive relationship with.    But is there such a thing as an over-emphasis on moderation as an end-goal? Dr. Peele explains here. ***** SUBSCRIBE to Our Channel ***** To get more of our content and help us grow:  https://www.youtube.com/c/LifeProcessProgram?sub_confirmation=1  ***** FOLLOW us on Social  ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram  - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program ***** CONTACT US ****** - Website: https://lifeprocessprogram.com  - Text us: +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
06:22
April 6, 2021
Sundays With Stories: Cannabis & Teens, Drug Sensationalism, & Hunter Biden Saved By Love
JAMA Pediatric affirms what Dr. Peele has been saying for fifty years (which prominent drug-reformers deny): “marijuana is as addictive as opioids.” Or is that... Opioids are only as addictive as marijuana? How is this possible? What are the implications of this claim? Peele and Rhoads also discuss the Derek Chauvin case, and whether the idea that there being fentanyl in Floyd's system is relevant. Finally, is Hunter addicted to—or saved by—love? ***** FOLLOW on Social Media ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program LPP Web Site https://LifeProcessProgram.com
50:01
April 5, 2021
Demi Lovato: Breaking Free From The "RECOVERY" Narrative
California dreamer Demi Lovato joins the long list of people who don’t conform to the recovery narrative. Only she’s up front about it. Demi Lovato’s intense substance-use history almost killed her. But Lovato is different: she recognizes that what almost killed her was the recovery narrative: “You’re doomed as an addict from birth; you can stave off destruction with absolute abstinence for as long as you can (in Lovato’s case six years); then we can’t help you. (And, by the way, you proved us right that you were doomed—sorry🙃).” Lovato’s recovery narrative: “I had poor control over my life as a young artist, including eating, substance use, finances, what have you. Who knows how to handle all that when you’re 20? But after nearly dying, I put the Lovato package together in a new form. I drink and smoke pot, which I can handle. I decide on my diet. And I make my own financial decisions. It’s called ‘controlling you life’. I don’t want to tell other people what to do. But I think more people could benefit from my approach.” ***** FOLLOW on Social Media ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program LPP Web Site https://LifeProcessProgram.com
44:40
April 1, 2021
What Does Addiction Have To Do With The Tragic Events In Atlanta? | Life Process Program
Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads respond to news threads that link the recent Atlanta murders to sex addiction.   Does this claim make sense or is the "sex addiction" claim simply an insanity plea with no merit?  Peele and Rhoads get into the subtleties on today's "Sundays With Stories" ***** FOLLOW on Social Media ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program LPP Web Site https://LifeProcessProgram.com 
53:42
March 22, 2021
How Meghan Markle Overcame Depression WITHOUT Psychiatry, Drugs, or 800-numbers
Meghan Markel is being used as an example of how speaking openly about depression is invaluable in order to get treatment and avoid suicide. Well, not so fast...  Here are some salient facts: America has the most depression treatment and the highest suicide rate (both much higher than in the U.K.) among economically advanced societies. Markel (a) didn’t get treatment, (b) worked through her situation with her husband to change it, (c) seems no longer to be depressed. Can you explain the preceding? Dr. Peele and Zach do in this episode, with examples from their personal and professional lives. ***** FOLLOW on Social Media ***** - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program ***** READ Peele's Original Writing *****  https://Peele.net
40:06
March 17, 2021
The Breakfast Club's TASTELESS Interview With Carl Hart | Stanton's FIVE TIPS For Carl As He Promotes His Book
Dr. Carl Hart has faced rough seas promoting his new book. As helpers and theorists who have faced similar tempests, Stanton and Zach offer some helpful hints. ***** Learn more about Dr. Peele's Life Process Program at their YouTube channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/c/LifeProcessProgram?sub_confirmation=1    ***** FOLLOW on Social Media *****  - Facebook: https://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram   - Twitter : https://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm - Instagram: https://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program  ***** READ Peele's Original Writing ***** https://Peele.net
01:04:08
March 11, 2021
Minisode | Q&A with Dr. Peele: "Is 'Sex Addiction' different from 'Love Addiction'?"
An audience member asks 'Is "Sex Addiction" different from "Love Addiction' and can the two concepts be used interchangeably?  Stanton explores the differences between the two terms and illustrates a comparative parallel between different genres of 'drug addiction'. ***** SUBSCRIBE to Our YOUTUBE Channel ***** To get more of our content and help us grow: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og    ***** CONTACT US ****** - Website: https://lifeprocessprogram.com - Text us: +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 ***** Follow us on Social Media *****
04:08
March 3, 2021
Youth, Addition, and a Failed Treatment Industry (Part 1 / 3) -- Madeleine Dean's Rehab Fantasy
Madeleine Dean: We admire you, but you’re thinking about America’s addiction problems is all wrong.  Dr. Peele and Zach explain to the Congresswoman how she is going in exactly the wrong direction in her addiction policies following on her son’s recovery in rehab.    ​- - - - - - - - - -    ***** SUBSCRIBE to Our YOUTUBE Channel *****  To get more of our content and help us grow: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og   * **** CONTACT US ******  - Website: https://lifeprocessprogram.com​   - Text us: +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
27:42
March 3, 2021
Is Sex Addiction Different From "Love Addiction"?
An audience member asks 'Is "Sex Addiction" different from "Love Addiction' and can the two concepts be used interchangeably?  Stanton explores the differences between the two terms and illustrates a comparative parallel between different genres of 'drug addiction'. VISIT OUR WEB SITE https://LifeProcessProgram.com
04:08
February 23, 2021
Jordan Peterson's Messy Room | Benzodiazepines, 12 Rules For Life, Addiction | Sundays With Stories
Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads discuss Jordan Peterson's work, his views about addiction, and how he handled his own addiction to benzodiazepines (with an understanding that Peterson makes a distinction between "addiction proper" and what he believes was his own "physical dependence"-- a distinction the two discuss in another video). Peterson is an intelligent, compelling, and very famous psychologist whose rise to fame was unexpected, even to him.  Much of what he did with that fame was noble-- namely, helping disparaged people "put themselves back together" (his words). On the other hand, Peterson perpetuates mythology as well, including addiction mythology, which Peele and Rhoads tackle in the episode. - - - - - - - - - - Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
41:01
February 15, 2021
Dr. Carl Hart | Drug Use For GROWN-UPS | Life Process Program, Sundays With Stories
Dr. Carl Hart explains that the vast majority of people who use drugs do so with no problem. In fact, drugs -- yes, even so-called "hard drugs"-- offer more positive than negative experiences. Dr. Hart is a professor (and former chair) of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University. Today, he opens up to Zach Rhoads about his new book, "Drug Use For Grown-Ups", in which he's comes out of the closet about his own drug use and encourages the rest of us to do the same. And why is he so boosterish about speaking openly about (even illicit) drug use? Well, as he says in this interview: "As long as you put forth an effort, you might make a mistake.  That's okay, we're all human.   The real crime is when you make a mistake, you don't acknowledge it, then continue to speak dishonestly about it.   We've been making tremendous mistakes about drugs, and I'm asking that people admit it and move past it so that we don't continue to force people to suffer."  - - - - - - - - - - -   TIME STAMPS   0:00 - 1:53 Introduction / drug use during the pandemic   1:53 - 5:20  Genesis of the book / when Carl began using illicit drugs RESPONSIBLY   5:20 - 8:34  When and why Carl began using heroin / the positive effects of using heroin responsibly   8:34 - 9:33  Zach opens up about his past heroin use and why he quit using it   9:33 - 12:00  Why even the most BRILLIANT minds of our time get locked into-- and then perpetuate-- drug / addiction mythology.    12:00 - 14:16  Racism and ignorance in history--- how we've all come to believe drug myths   14:16 - 15:12  Acknowledging our mistakes, as individuals and as a culture   15:12 - 17:05  Carl's response to Joe Rogan (re: "My flesh-eating friend on PCP") and others when they speak nonsense about drugs   17:05 - 20:45  What Carl means by, "harm reduction has to go"   20:45 - 24:14 Psychedelics and spiritual health  /  Drug exceptionalism    24:14 - 26:24  Addiction is NOT a brain disease   26:24 - 27:20  Is addiction mythology (a la NIDA) foul play OR is it intellectual laziness?    27:20 - 30:15  How and why Carl came out of the closet about his drug use (2.0)   30:15 - 31:50  Dr. Drew is full of shit    31:50 - 33:03  False drug stories about drugs offer people an identity   33:03 - 34:00  Top 3 most egregious drug myths    34:00 - 36:55  What small steps can listeners take to squash drug/addiction mythology?   36:55 - 39:50  "I worry about my family and their interaction with POLICE more than I worry that drugs might harm them."   39:50 - 41:42  Book reviewers just don't understood this book's intention.    41:42 - 42:55  Feeling alone as a truth-teller in academia   42:55 - END -- How Stanton Peele has influenced Carl's work / mutual thanks & signing off!     - - - - - - - - - -   Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com   Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360   LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  https://lifeprocessprogram.com  Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram  Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm  Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
46:37
February 9, 2021
What Does It Mean to be "Trauma Informed"?
Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads answer the following frequently asked question: Is LPP a “trauma informed program”? They offer a definition of “trauma” in several contexts. Then they discuss differences between traumatic events and adverse conditions in life. Peele and Rhoads also consider what it means to be trauma informed versus believing trauma is responsible for addiction. And, of course, the hosts explain how all of this information applies to their work with clients in the Online Life Process Program. If you become interested in the program and want to learn more, you can sign up for a free confidential consultation with a trained LPP coach. - - - - - - - - - -  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYr... Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  https://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
59:46
February 5, 2021
Hunter Biden, Pussy Riot, and Family Addiction Entanglements | LPP Podcast
Questions of family often appear in relation to addiction and drug issues. As with all questions in these areas, discussion is misled by disease beliefs, which leave people muddled and mystified about how to proceed constructively.  Nonetheless, basic human values often assert themselves, allowing people— especially young people— to free themselves and to display bravery. Examples in the news are the women in Russian protest group Pussy Riot, Masha Gessen (Russian-American radical journalist) whose son is lost in vicodin, the four granddaughters of Joe Biden, who allowed the president to free america from Trump, and the often absent addicted father Hunter, who almost cost his father the presidency. Today I speak with the creator of the Life Process Program, Dr. Stanton Peele about these current events and how they tie into our work in the Life Process Program. I hope you enjoy! - - - - - - - - - -  SUBSCRIBE TO THIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYr... Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  https://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
53:34
January 31, 2021
Ep 46: Shia Labeouf is LOVE SICK | With Dr. Stanton Peele
On today's episode, Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads (of the Life Process Program) discuss current events in addiction and harm reduction. The key note: Shia Labeouf's Love Addiction! - - - - - - - - - -  Shia Labeouf has made the news for his movies and even for his recovery from alcohol and drugs. Unfortunately, despite years of "programming" for his addiction issues, Labeouf's behavior is still relatively unstable.  Zach and Stanton, however, believe that drugs and alcohol are NOT the influence behind the celebrity's recent behavior (driving cars at hundreds of miles per hour with his partner in the from seat and threatening to crash). They believe that this is a result (at least in part) of Labeouf's over-reliance on the women in his life to satisfy his every need (I.e. LOVE ADDICTION) - - - - - - - - - -  SUBSCRIBE TO THIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYr... Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  https://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
29:11
January 18, 2021
ASK STANTON: "Why do people call addiction a disease? What is addiction REALLY?"
Stanton Peele answers questions from social media followers, listeners, and YouTube viewers.  Today, Zach Rhoads reads Stanton a question from a Facebook follower: "Why do people call addiction a disease, and what is addiction REALLY?"  Want to ask Stanton a question?? He will answer on video or on the podcast. You can reach us using any of the links below.  - - - - - - - - - - -  LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  https://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
07:37
January 4, 2021
Episode 45: Mikey G Ignores the "Addict" Identity in Favor of Life (Sundays With Stories Edition)
Today Zach Rhoads speaks with Michael Galipeau (AKA Mikey G) about his upbringing in a state-run institution, his years of homelessness, and his relationship (positive and negative) with illicit drug use.  As is par for the course here at "Sundays With Stories", Mikey G's "recovery story is NOT your standard Hollywood-infused story. He describes a traumatic past (which he's not bogged down by), and he describes a relationship with drugs for which he is very thankful. Once homeless and down on his luck, Mikey is now: - Co-Producer New York Harvest Festival and Cannabis Freedom Rally Recovery Advocate Dutchess County Behavioral and Community Health Department - CEO, MG Consulting - MSW Intern, Urban Survivors Union - Executive Consultant, Tennessee Recovery Alliance  - New York State Lead, Recovery Advocacy Project - Trainer and Co-author, Recovery Coaching A Harm Reduction Pathway - Co-Founder and CEO, Heady Krew Productions. ----------------  And check out Mikey's "Cannabis Recovery House Garden" Instagram profile:  https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%... - - - - - - - - - -  FOLLOW US AT THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  https://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
01:54:07
December 14, 2020
Episode 44 | The Dax Shepard Relapse Story (Sundays With Stories Edition)
The actor, podcaster, and AA advocate Dax Shepard has decided to turn his sobriety count from 16 years all the way back to one day. This is the result of a recent decision to take narcotic pain killers off-script.  Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads discuss why Dax's own personal development is being stymied by 12-step ideology, and why he either cannot OR refuses to acknowledge that fact.  - - - - - - - - - -  (Part I -- Current Events) Dr. Peele and Zach Rhoads begin the show by reviewing some recent current events in addiction, harm reduction and psychology. 0:00 - 6:20 Zach discussed an article from Filter Magazine (written by Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard) regarding a new plan by the DEA to expand patient surveillance for drug takers. https://filtermag.org/dea-expand-patient-surveillance/ 6:20 - 12:50 Stanton talks about a recent New York Times article about happiness, depression and suicide. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/opinion/happiness-depression-suicide-psychology.html - - - - - - - - - -  (Part II -- The Dax Shepard Story)  12:50 - End Today's main story centers around the recent relapse admission of actor, podcaster, and 12-step advocate, Dax Shepard.  After 16 years of total abstinence from alcohol and illicit substances, Dax decided to take prescription pain-killers, first as prescribed at first, but then off-script.  Stanton and Zach believe that Dax's reasons for initially using prescription narcotics were perfectly logical-- he used them for pain and he used them to feel well!  The hosts also believe that Dax -- even though he eventually used the drugs in a less-than-healthful way--  could have prevented the downsides of his drug use if only he were able to be honest about it (i.e. not felt shame over having used them in the first place). Unfortunately, due to the AA-inspired restrictions that Dax imposed on himself, and the promises that Dax had made to the world (to his fans, to his AA buddies, and to the people in his life), Dax was left needing to hide his drug-taking experience.  He was afraid that telling anybody his thought process around taking drugs (to prevent pain and to feel well-- sheesh!) that he would be swiftly rejected an addict who had no control over himself. In reality, Dax probably would have taken the drugs responsibly, and without fearing addiction, if only he had felt comfortable sharing his true thoughts and feelings about the drugs in the first place.  But because he's prioritized his allegiance to AA dogma (rather than common sense), Dax isolated himself and played into his assigned identity as a life-long addict. Zach recounts the celebrity's relapse story, as told by Dax Shepard himself on his "Armchair Expert" podcast.  Then Stanton and Zach tell a counter-factual version of the story-- a version in which Dax Shepard took an LPP-mindset of life-engagement,, connection, and personal responsibility,  instead of an AA-mindset of powerlessness, and victimhood.  - - - - - - - - - -  FOLLOW US AT THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  https://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
59:10
December 1, 2020
Episode 43 (Sundays With Stories Edition): Jason Terrell's Natural Recovery Story
Today's episode is a "Sundays With Stories" edition and our guest today is a man named Jason Terrell.  Jason was kind (and brave) enough to spend time talking about his upbringing, his addiction history, his time in treatment (which actually bogged him down more than it helped), and how he ultimately overcame addiction by using his own best thinking!  All of this and more on episode 43!  - - - - - - - - - -  Follow Jason's Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/826135524802818 - - - - - - - - - - FOLLOW US AT THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  https://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
30:17
November 23, 2020
Episode 42 (Sundays With Stories 9): Peter Bogdanovich and Love Addiction
On episode 9, Stanton and Zach talk about film director Peter Bogdanovich and his history of love addiction. In fact, the two argue that love is the worst addiction of all!  - - - - -  Zach and Stanton begin by discussing current events, including Oregon's recent push to decriminalize all drugs. The new policy is a welcome movement away from incarceration for drug possession. But the devil (as is always the case) is in the details. . . . . Will the drug reform bill end discrimination against drug users, or will it lead to a new flavor of stigma and drug exceptionalism? Next, Stanton reflects on the new podcast series, "The Plot Thickens: I'm Still Peter Bogdanovich", hosted by interviewer Ben Mankiewicz, which  illuminates the rise and fall of Bogdanovich's personal relationships.  Both Stanton and Zach argue that love is an addiction just like any other addiction (like addictions to drugs, drinking, gambling, sex, food), and Stanton takes that a step further; he claims that love is the WORST and most deadly addiction in history.  (By the way, we never thought we'd see the day, but it finally happens in this episode. . . . . . . . STANTON SINGS!) All of that and more on today's "Sundays With Stories"  - - - - - - - - - -  FOLLOW US AT THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360
50:48
November 15, 2020
Episode 41: LPP Coach Aaron Ferguson's Return From an Addicted and Traumatic Past
We have a truly remarkable LPP “Sundays With Stories” — Aaron’s story. Put simply, Aaron’s life has been . . . well, it might be rejected by Netflix as unbelievable. And it has left him firmly in the LPP camp. Just up front, Aaron is an outreach manager for a national opioid treatment provider. He combines his position on MAT with his non-disease, non-trauma-fixated LPP coaching. (More about this later.) The podcast covers Aaron and his 11 siblings singing in churches, restaurants and streets around the world with his cult-member parents, escaping from the cult in California and being homeless for years in his teens as a member of a San Francisco drug-using street family, narrowly missing being an accessory to a murder for which his would-be partners will never be released from prison, joining the military and training to become a Navy Seal but ultimately failing his medical clearance due to Hepatitis C infection. Returning to homelessness, despair and addiction in SF in his twenties, Aaron had to find a better way. . . Jumping forward. He’s okay! A valuable worker and family person (father of two children).  Aaron was in 12-step groups and a TC — but those only made matters worse (he says 1% of his fellow TCers cleaned up). Aaron kindly attributes his life progress to thinking and living and reading Stanton’s antidisease work. Aaron approaches bupe and methadone as tools that allow people to organize and to stabilize their lives, not as “proof” that they have a brain disease or inescapable lifetime trauma. Note his answer when Stanton asks him if he considers himself traumatized. But he is currently being “traumatized” by his participation in brain-disease trainings and trauma groups (as I say, if he lifted the cover off one corner of his life at one of these, other group members would run crying to the bathroom). He is now a serious, helpful, “normal” human being. (A bit of an intellectual, for which I hope none of you will stigmatize him. When Stanton says that he, Zach and Stanton believe the same things despite coming from widely divergent backgrounds, so maybe there’s something there, Aaron identifies this as “independent corroboration.”) The question may be whether Aaron, after leaving behind a street junkie identity, can escape the trauma of becoming an “influencer.” - - - - - - - - - -  Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
45:31
November 8, 2020
Episode 40: Tom Horvath, SMART Recovery, Addiction, and the Limitations of the Disease Model
Not so long ago, I published a blog comparing and contrasting SMART Recovery with the Life Process Program.  Shortly after doing so, The president of SMART Recovery wrote to me and offered reflections on the piece. That made me a little nervous.... but he liked the blog. (WHEW!) But he did have a bone to pick with me.... I wrote that SMART Recovery is an abstinence-based program and, evidently, they are no longer focused on abstinence from drugs, alcohol or any other involvement. I invited him on the LPP Podcast to explain.  Enjoy this episode with Dr. Tom Horvath!  - - - - - - - - - -  Subscribe to our YouTube CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
56:43
November 5, 2020
Episode 39: What Does Evidence-Based Treatment Tell Us?
In today’s episode of Sundays With Stories, Stanton and Zach discuss current events. This week a New York Times article bemoaned the failure of addiction specialists to adopt a proven tool for treating drug addiction, “contingency management.” That is, paying meth, cocaine et al. users for abstinence. That’s right: experienced, one might say addicted, “speed” (“crank”) users will desist drug use if you give them money — and not colossal sums at that.  This has been Carl Hart’s research with meth, and the University of Vermont group’s under Warren Bickle with cocaine. The same benefits of providing alternative rewards have been shown in Bruce Alexander’s Rat Park and the Baltimore City Hospital group’s research with street drinkers. What does this tell us? That drug and alcohol addiction is not a runaway train resistant to environmental factors and rewards. Which is useful to know. However, Zach and Stanton question who is creating these rewards. There is a bit of science-gone-amok to the image of men in white coats divvying out money for drug and alcohol users, even those with the worst usage patterns, to be “good.” And what happens when the rewards, the gravy train, stops? You tell us. But Harvard’s Global Anti-Tobacco Program offered a hint. While investigating the effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for those who quit smoking, the program’s chief investigators found that, in the long run, those who quit on their own did as well as, or better than, those who rely on NRT. In fact, the most addicted smokers were the worst at keeping off the drug using NRT. This finding held true even though NRT was “proven effective in the laboratory.” Zach and Stanton then speak of people managing their own contingencies. That is, their finding real-world reasons to quit or cut back their addictions. Most important of all (with a nod to Steve Slate et al.’s Freedom Model”) is people’s belief that they can control their own drug use and lives. This thinking belies NIDA Director Nora Volkow’s 2007 unwise piece “Addiction Is a Disease of Free Will” — which, per Stanton’s urging, Volkow seems to be abandoning. What is she replacing this ill-conceived notion with? What Stanton and Zach practice in their Life Process Program: creating lives worth living and worlds people want to occupy.  This is a tough task. But, once again, including a review of America’s ill-fated (drug deaths are ramping out of control) enthusiasm for medicine-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, there is no long-term alternative. Finally, Zach reviews SMART Recovery’s belated shift to “abstinence from addiction” in place of its former “desist all use” basis — as the user chooses. They agree in their admiration for Tom Horvath/SMART Recovery’s remarkable success at creating an alternative to AA. At the same time, they embrace SMART’s long-awaited and necessary shift to Harm Reduction. Stanton and Zach end their podcast by wondering how decades of addiction research and both positive and negative experiences with drugs have left even our “advanced guard” (i.e., policy reformists like the Ethan Nadelmann-founded DPA) so shorn of an appreciation for the interchange between people’s lived experience (their actual lives) and addiction. Come join Stanton and Zach as they reveal a little secret. That is, the best science, policy, and treatment involve common sense. At the same time, they say, free yourself from decades-old failed thinking. - - - - - - - - - -  LPP MAIN WEB SITE http://LifeProcessProgram.com 
40:49
November 1, 2020
Episode 38: Are harm Reduction and natural recovery really suitable for the REALLY gone?
Dr. Stanton Peele is the founder and creator of the Life Process Program: http://LifeProcessProgram.com  - - - - - - - - - -  Dr. Peele and Zach Rhoads return for episode 6 of "Sundays With Stories".  They select two more prominent non-12-step “recovery” stories — these with “addicts” who, themselves, were earmarked for hell — Lindsay Lohan and Robert Downey Jr. Lohan seemed doomed by her alcoholism (according not only to her father, but seemingly Oprah). She instead partnered in a group of beach clubs, made borscht and helped her mom and younger siblings. Downey, who was really at the bottom of the well after years of turmoil, drug use, and coerced rehab, in his late thirties had a Jewish wedding which did the trick. (Dr. Peele actually met Mr. Levin, his father-in-law, in a hotel breakfast line.) Zach and Stanton do these stories in anticipation of a podcast Ethan Nadelmann has solicited Dr. Peele's inputs for, in which he will interview famous drug users. Not hobnobbing with the famous, they instead use public material to describe famous people’s paths to recovery, starting with Drew Barrymore. (In future episodes Zach will interview regular people about their drug use.) Enjoy the sixth episode of Sundays With Stories (Ep. 37 of the podcast)! - - - - - - - - - -  Subscribe to our YouTube CHANNEL! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
45:45
October 25, 2020
Episode 37: Standard Addiction and Recovery Myths DEBUNKED!
Dr. Peele received an email from a documentary film company, asking him to participate in a documentary about addiction. He happily agreed, and then the company sent him a list of questions that he needed to be prepared to answer. Unfortunately, they were all leading questions-- ones which implied that a.) addiction is a disease; b.) drugs cause addiction; c.) addiction is unescapable and none of us are safe!  Stanton had to wonder, "have these people ever read any of my work?"  But he's a man of his word, so he did answer the questions, but they won't like his answers.  Happily, I recorded Stanton's debunking the standard addiction and recovery mythology embedded in the questions. We hope that you enjoy either the video or audio version of Sundays with Stories!  Until next week!  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  Email: info@lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program Call or Text us: (802) 391 - 4360
38:00
October 19, 2020
Episode 36: Trauma Theory and "The Good Place"
Today, Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads talk about two popular shows and their satire of standard AA / Trauma addition theories.    The two shows are "South Park" (a classic episode poking fun at AA) and "The Good Place"-- which is, in essence, a show that pokes fun at the idea of over-focusing on past events, as per the extremes of Trauma Theory.  For more about Stanton and Zach's addiction ideas,  you can connect with the Life Process Program:   - - - - - - - - - -   Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com   Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360   LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com  Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram  Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm  Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
28:11
October 13, 2020
Episode 35: Steve-O's (not so) Recovery Story
Today, Zach and Dr. Peele discuss Stephen Glover’s (AKA Steve-O) addiction story. Steve-O is the TV personality who produced and starred in the Jackass movies. During and subsequent to his rise to his movie career, he developed addictions to drugs and alcohol. He went to a disease-based rehab and has abstained from alcohol and drugs ever since (which LPP doesn’t necessarily discourage, but we don’t demand it either). Later in life, however, Steve-O developed a sex addiction, and decided he wanted to kick this addiction as well. At first, he abstained from sex (just as he did drugs and alcohol). But after abstaining from sex for a year, he realized that the best way to beat a sex addiction is not to abstain, but to form more healthy and stable sexual relationships and ditch the destructive cycle (Steve-O is now a stand-up comedian and podcaster, and he’s in a healthy relationship.) In other words: Steve-O discovered, on his own, that the best tools for beating addiction are harm-reduction, moderation, and overall life-balance, via meaning, purpose, and personal responsibility— all of which he achieved without support groups or disease-based therapies. Whether Steve-O can generalize the common sense thinking that he established for kicking his sex addiction as a way of kicking drugs and alcohol addictions. . . Well, that’s discussed in today’s episode. We hope you enjoy! Email: info@lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program Call or Text us: (802) 391 – 4360
30:04
October 7, 2020
Episode 34: Elton John and Bob Weir's (not so) Recovery Stories
Welcome to Episode 34! In this episode of Sundays With Stories, Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads tell the not-so-recovery stories of two ultra-famous  musical legends, Elton John and Bob Weir.   Some key notes from the episode: I. Addiction and recovery narratives, and why people adopt them II. There is a Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia narrative which may be more or less true. But it wasn’t true for Robert Hunter (who died last December), and ceased to be true for Bob Weir. And, when tells his truth, he speaks of the burden — not of drugs — but of expressing his counternarrative. III. Elton John movie, Rocketman, does the recovery narrative in spades (being a musician = addict; rehab). But in an interview before movie release with Bernie Taupin, he says (a) music saved him (purpose), and (b) he developed a purpose (AIDS) after meeting Ryan White, before he ever went to rehab. IV. Fitting into the narrative, for oneself and for others. What is lost — a person’s greatest asset — their self. V. Implications for treatment, raising children in families with addictive histories — what narrative will they learn? - - - - - - - - - - Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
30:44
October 1, 2020
Episode 33: The Drew Barrymore Story (as told by Zach and Stanton)
Welcome to episode 33!  This episode is the audio version of a new weekly segment, produced by LPP and hosted by Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads, called "Sundays With Stories"  Each week, Zach and Stanton tell the story of a celebrity-- well, COUNTER-recovery story. That is: they tell the stories of celebrities who outgrow their addictions, and whose stories actually oppose the standard addiction and recovery bromides that we've all been told.  This week's celebrity: Drew Barrymore!  (More on "Sundays with Stories" below): - - - - - - - - - -  Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads, an addiction and a child development specialist respectively, converse about the realities of addiction and substance misuse in their Sunday conversations. Stanton and Zach work together in the on-line Life Process Program and in publications like Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense Instead of "Disease" Therapy. Their Sunday conversations tap into this overwhelming truth: people have the capacity to overcome addiction.  And, in fact (like Zach himself) they regularly do so.  How do we know?  All life studies of people's substance use show that people successfully come to grips with their addictions.  Moreover, people all around you can tell you tales of such natural, developmental recovery.  Only they're not "allowed" to tell their stories, for fear of offending the dysfunctional, but all-powerful, recovery community. This reticence extends to the highest levels of media and culture. (Do you know that progressive stalwart Kurt Andersen dutifully explained that George W. Bush invaded Iraq because he quit drinking without AA, and was thus permanently trapped in denial?)  Among the many examples of this self-censorship are the cultural icon Drew Barrymore, who People labelled, age 13, America's youngest addict.  Barrymore wrote Little Girl Lost, published at age 15, after she had entered rehab and subsequently attempted suicide. But Drew grew up by the time she reached her twenties, then went on to found a winery and become a caring mother and Hollywood power player. Apologizing for “not being in recovery” (she enjoys wine), Drew can only hint at the developmental course that has freed her and the vast majority of those with addictive problems. Hear stories like Drew’s, the silent majority’s, on Peele and Rhoads’ “Sundays With Stories.” In fact, send in your own ideas for future episodes (through any of the channels below:  Email: info@lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program Call or Text us: (802) 391 - 4360 - - - - - - - - - -  Visit the LPP Web Site: https://lifeprocessprogram.com/
34:29
September 25, 2020
SMART Recovery and the Life Process Program: Major Differences and Welcome Similarities
Welcome to the LPP Podcast!  Today's episode is a segment of our interview with LPP Coach Dee Cloward. In this segment, Dee talks about her work at SMART Recovery and compares/contrasts it with her work for the Life Process Program. Dee loves both programs, but notes that there are meaningful differences between them-- differences which she outlines in today's discussion!  - - - - - - - - - -  Here's LPP's recent blog about this topic: https://lifeprocessprogram.com/smart-recovery/ - - - - - - - - - -  LPP Web Site: http://LifeProcessProgram.com Call or Text us: (802) 391 - 4360 Email: info@lifeprocessprogram.com - - - - - - - - - -   Connect With LPP on Social Media:  Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program
15:40
September 14, 2020
Episode 31: Mindfulness Meditation (15 minutes)
Welcome to episode 31!  Today we want you to take care of you.  So enjoy this 15 minute mindfulness meditation and free your mind so that you can make reasoned, responsible, and good decisions about how you'll behave for the rest of today.  If you'd like to learn more about mindfulness and meditation and how they relate to overcoming addiction, make sure you check out last episode of the podcast, where I spoke to Toby Sola (the CEO of Brightmind Meditation App): https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-30-BRIGHTMIND---Beat-Addiction-With-Mindfulness-and-Meditation-eioji9 - - - - - - - - - -  Follow / Contact The Life Process Program Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram AND AGAIN--- for 50% off Brightmind Meditation App, go to https://www.brightmind.com/lpp
15:00
September 4, 2020
Episode 30: BRIGHTMIND-- Beat Addiction With Mindfulness and Meditation
Welcome to episode 30!  Today's guest is Toby Sola.  Toby is the CEO of Brightmind for a living; he practices and teaches meditation as a livelihood. Brightmind is a meditaion app that helps people-- of all personalities, persuasions, and goals--  achieve a more mindful way of living.  Today we discuss the ways in which mindfulness and meditation can help you notice, acknowledge, re-frame, and OVERCOME addiction. Some relevant discussion-points:  -  Toby's back-story (how he became a meditation expert)  -  Three values that drive Brightmind's content (They ensure all materials are COMPREHENSIVE, PRECISE, and PRACTICAL) -  Mindfulness is to meditation as "sport" is to a specific sport.  -  Three pillars of mindful awareness: CONCENTRATION, EQUANIMITY, and CLARITY  -  Tactical / practical meditation and mindfulness exercises that can be used on a daily basis  -  Mindfulness and meditation for addressing addiction  -  Mindfulness and meditation for addressing anxiety -  How Mindfulness / meditation work in tandem with cognitive behavioral therapy (like LPP)  And even more! --------And here is a link, created for LPP Podcast listeners, to 50% off the brightmind app http://Brightmind.com/LPP - - - - - - - - -  Follow / Contact The Life Process Program Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram AND AGAIN--- for 50% off Brightmind Meditation App, go to http://Brightmind.com/LPP 
01:26:56
August 28, 2020
Episode 29: Dee Cloward-- Beating Addiction With Encouragement and Common Sense!
Welcome to episode 29! Today's guest is LPP's own Dee Cloward. Dee has been a Life Process Program coach for four years now. Prior to that, she was with SMART Recovery for 15 years in many capacities, primarily as a volunteer, and served there as Program Manager for Court Outreach and Special Events Coordinator, and Director of Training to mention just a few. She was highly beloved in the online community and beyond and continues to facilitate SMART meetings locally in the county jail and online. In addition, she has her own small local coaching business in Cincinnati. Dee had a highly turbulent although largely functional life for many years before ultimately finding recovery and joy in life with SMART Recovery over 15 years ago. She is an example of how well online ONLY recovery can work. She beat addiction without in-person meetings, AA (or other 12-step groups), therapy, inpatient or outpatient treatment. She has remained abstinent from alcohol (as well as drugs to which she's had unhealthy attachments in the past) for 11 years.  That's something we discuss today-- why it is important for her, personally, to remain abstinent from those substances and involvements, and why she doesn't always necessarily recommend this approach for all.  Some other relevant topics from today's discussion:  - We talk about her background  and personal professional / personal addiction experiences - We talk about her finding SMART Recovery— which is a non 12-step support group, that functions similarly to the Life Process Program.   Actually, I ask her to compare and contrast SMART and the Life Process Program— something she does well while honoring the nuance. - She tells me the story of meeting Stanton Peele and later working with him. - We also talk about important differences between abstinence from alcohol and drugs  versus drinking and using drugs moderately - And she also distinguishes moderation from harm reduction. All of that and more on episode 29 of the LPP Podcast with Dee Cloward. - - - - - - - - - - Visit Dee's web site for articles and to inquire about 1-1 coaching: http://recoverydee.com  Archives from the SMART podcast, hosted by Dee : http://smartrecovery.libsyn.com - - - - - - - - - -  Follow / Contact The Life Process Program Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
01:21:60
August 21, 2020
Episode 28: Mindy Vincent - Utah Harm Reduction Coalition
Welcome to Episode 28!  Today's guest is Mindy Vincent.  Mindy is an addiction therapist and social worker; she is the host of the podcast "Therapeutic Madness"; and she is the founder of Utah Harm Reduction Coalition.  Mindy spoke with host Zach Rhoads about her history with drug addiction, and how she became a harm reduction practitioner and advocate.  Sadly,  Mindy's sister died of a drug overdose in 2014. As if that weren't enough, her brother was also using drugs destructively at the time.  At that time, Mindy had already overcome her own addiction, and she believed that traditional treatment models were the recovery gold-standard. But she noticed that her brother wasn't responsive to such ideas. So she temporarily abandoned her training in 12-steps and recovery programs, and did what was commonsensical-- she showed her brother unconditional love and always kept an open line of communication with him.  She didn't know it at the time, but she was practicing harm reduction (something that she learned about and became immersed in later on).  Happily, both Mindy and her brother are living their best non-addicted lives and Mindy has established herself as an entrepreneur, a professional, and a highly regarded leader in the harm reduction field.  Relevant discussion points from the episode:  - Harm reduction - Family Dynamics / family communication and collaboration - Drug addiction versus non-drug addiction - The role of trauma in addiction - Limitations of trauma-based therapy  - - - - - - - - - -  Follow Mindy Utah Harm Reduction Coalition http://www.utahharmreduction.org/ Therapeutic Madness Podcast https://www.facebook.com/therapeuticmadness/ Rebel Recovery Utah https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/Rebel-Recovery-Utah-312795756022335/ - - - - - - - - - -  Follow / Contact The Life Process Program Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
01:26:28
August 13, 2020
Episode 27: Zach Appears on the "REBT Advocates" Podcast
Welcome to episode 27!  Today you'll hear LPP coach and author Zach Rhoads talking with Michael Edelstein and Tommy Bateman of the show REBT Advocates about his and Stanton Peele's latest book, "Outgrowing Addiction" The hosts ask Zach questions about the book including what addiction means in the fist place and what it means to outgrow it.  - - - - - - - - - -  The YouTube video of Zach's appearance on the show is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0zYnmGgR9w&t=245s Article about natural recovery here: https://lifeprocessprogram.com/10-guiding-principles-for-maturity-and-natural-recovery/ - - - - - - - - - -  Follow Us / Contact Us! Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
28:20
July 31, 2020
Episode 26: Daniel Snyder-- Harm Reduction, Self-Agency and Personal Responsibility
Welcome to Episode 26! On today's program, Zach Rhoads speaks with Daniel Snyder. Daniel Snyder lives in Langley, British Columbia where he is a project and peer coordinator at Langley Overdose Response. He is also the founding creator of Mindful Hope, a hub of resources regarding harm reduction and sensible drug policy. Daniel Snyder also overcame a heroin addiction which lasted 15 years. It was only after attending, being perplexed by, and "failing" at 12-step recovery programs that he found SMART Recovery. He is now living his best life, and does not consider himself "in recovery" -- a term that he broadly respects, but which he rejects as a descriptor of his own life experience. Some discussion points from the episode: Daniel's story of overcoming addiction Re-defining / refining concepts like "recovery" and "relapse" The positive aspects of the harm reduction approach taken by many American counties / cities / states around the U.S. and Canada The downsides of some of these policies (to the extent that "one-size-fits-all" policies lead to unintended consequences The quasi-religion of the disease model of addiction Understanding drug benefits/the reasonable place that drugs (even illicit drugs)  can have in a person's life. Suggestions for sensible drug policy and a reasonable conceptualization of "addiction" - - - - - - - - - - Follow Us / Contact Us! Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - - - - - - - - - - Follow/Learn More About Daniel Snyder: On Twitter: https://twitter.com/danielsnyder1 On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DGASnyder His Web Site: http://mindfulhope.com/
49:01
July 23, 2020
Episode 25: Will Godfrey of Filter Magazine (an online harm reduction magazine)
Welcome to episode 25!  Today's episode is the fourth of our four-part series about harm reduction.  Zach spoke with Dr. Peele in the first three episodes of the series. Here are links to those episodes, in case you missed it:  Episode 1: https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-22-The-History-of-Harm-Reduction-for-Addiction-efv3el Episode 2: https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-23-HARM-REDUCTION-versus-NON-ABSTINENCE-eg6tei Episode 3: https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-24-Improvement-versus-Perfection-Harm-Reduction-Series-Part-3-eggp30 Today, Zach speaks with Editor in Chief of Filter Magazine, Will Godfrey.  Filter is an online publication whose mission is to advocate, through journalism, for rational and compassionate approaches to drug use, drug policy and human rights. So Will has plenty to say about the harm reduction concept.  Today Will and I talk about his best definition of harm reduction and why he believes that it is a meaningful and practical concept. And I do take him at his word since he’s created a career centered around the harm reduction concept. The excerpt you are about to hear is taken from a long-form conversation I had with Will in my podcast The Social Exchange. You can listen to the full episode here: https://thesocialexchange.libsyn.com/episode-43-will-godfrey-filter-magazine I hope that you’ve enjoyed all that we’ve had to say about harm reduction this month. We'll see you next week! - - - - - - - - - -  Follow Us / Contact Us!  Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
22:29
July 21, 2020
Episode 24: Improvement versus Perfection (Harm Reduction Series Part 3)
Welcome to episode 24! Today's episode is also part three of our four-part series about harm reduction. Zach and Stanton discuss several domains in which harm reduction can be useful:  - Addiction - Policing - Public health - Working with children  And more. . .  And they hone in on the fact that harm reduction is based on improvement rather than only perfection. A quote from the episode:   "Harm reduction means getting on the right track for improvement so that we see benefits in the short-run. Maybe we won't reach Nirvana right away, but we're gong to move in that direction. . . "  Enjoy the show!  - - - - - - - - - -  FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
09:53
July 9, 2020
Episode 23: HARM REDUCTION versus NON-ABSTINENCE
Welcome to episode 23! This is episode #2 of a four-part series about Harm Reduction.  Last week, Stanton and Zach discussed the history of harm reduction for addiction. That episode is here:  In today's episode, Stanton wraps up his telling of Harm Reduction History and then talks about harm reduction's evolution, as a concept, into two incompatible ways of thinking: There is "harm reduction" as the Life Process Program defines it; and then there's another way of thinking about harm-reduction-- namely, that "harm reduction = non-abstinence."  Stanton and Zach make a clear distinction between the two.  - - - - - - - - - -  HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
21:07
July 2, 2020
Episode 12: Monday Morning Ammunition-- Module 1 (self-reflection) with Dr. Stanton Peele
Welcome to episode 12!  For the next 8 weeks, Zach Rhoads will be talking about each of the eight LPP modules with the creator of the program, Dr. Stanton Peele. In today's episode, they discuss module 1: "Self-Reflection"  Enjoy your Monday Morning Ammunition!  - - - - - - - - - -  THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
18:04
June 30, 2020
Episode 22: The History of Harm Reduction for Addiction
Welcome to episode 22!  We’ve created a new series of episodes titled, “LPP and Harm Reduction” The series contains four segments that you’ll hear over the next four weeks.  Today you’ll hear part 1: “The History of Harm Reduction For Adddiction” Remember: If you have any comments or questions or suggestions about the episode, that you can reach us at info@lifeprocessprogram.com - - - - - - - - - -  HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
28:38
June 26, 2020
Episode 21: Dr. Sandy Steingard -- "Critical Psychiatry"
Today you’ll hear an excerpt from my long-form discussion with Dr. Sandy Steingard. Sandy is a psychiatrist and the chief medical officer of a statewide non-profit organization in Vermont called The Howard Center.  She is also a blogger for Robert Whitaker’s online Magazine called “Mad in America” and she’s the author of a book called “Critical Psychiatry.” I sat in-person with Sandy and spoke with her for a few hours about why she is critical of psychiatry— her own field.   And how she reconciles this with her role, not only as a psychiatrist, but as the chief medical officer of an organization that addresses mental health statewide.  In today's 30-minute excerpt, Sandy and I talk about psychiatric drugs and their potential to bring both utility and harm to person’s life.  And we talk about how, why, and when she became skeptical of psychiatric drugs to solve overall life-problems.  Most importantly, she talks about the way in which she believes clinical work should happen: client-centered conversations; asking a person what’s going on in his or her life; helping them make sense of their problems in the context the other domains of life (things which seem commonsensical but get lost in the-- well, "madness" of day-to-day psychiatric practice).  She makes a distinction between being the kind of  a psychiatrist who says, I’m the doctor, and I know just how to fix you, and being a psychiatrist who lets her client inform both the discussion and the work.  Enjoy this excerpt of my conversation with Dr. Standy Steingard!  - - - - - - - - - -  Listen to the full interview here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1IovIelkpXUKqOjv7aYiul - - - - - - - - - -  THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
31:17
June 20, 2020
Episode 20: Dr. Robert Schwebel "The Seven Challenges"
Today you’ll get a sneak-peak from a long-form conversation I had with Dr. Robert Schwebel.  Robert Schwebel is a psychologist, author, and the creator of a non 12-step program called “Seven Challenges” Dr. Schwebel's "Seven Challenges" are a practical guide for people, young and old, to really understand their relationship with drugs and alcohol and whether they're happy with that relationship or not. Dr. Schwebel says that-- to the extent that people decide (for themselves) that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol-- not only are the NOT powerless (as AA and other 12-step programs might have them believe) but that they have complete agency to choose the life that they want, and decide how to move away from destructive behavior and towards an overall balanced and good life. - - - - - - - - - -  THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
32:01
June 15, 2020
Episode 19: Monday Morning Ammunition (Module 8- "GREATER GOALS")
Welcome to episode 19! In today's episode, Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads discuss the Life Process Program's Module 8: "GREATER GOALS" You can listen to episodes related to the first seven modules here: Module 1: 'Self-Reflection'  https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-12-Monday-Morning-Ammunition---Module-1-self-reflection-with-Dr--Stanton-Peele-ebqan0 Module 2: 'Values' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-13-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-2-Values-ec5asp Module 3: 'Motivation' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-14-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-3--Motivation-ecejs3 Module 4: 'Rewards' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-15-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-4--Rewards-ecndgu Module 5: 'Resources and Skills' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-16-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-5--RESOURCES-AND-SKILLS-edadlj Module 6: 'Maturity' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-17-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-6--SOCIAL-SUPPORT-edjri7 Module 7: 'Greater Goals' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-18-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-7--MATURITY-ee7h3i Enjoy your Monday Morning Ammunition! - - - - - - - - - - THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
24:38
June 1, 2020
Episode 18: Monday Morning Ammunition (Module 7- "MATURITY")
Welcome to episode 18!  In today's episode, Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads discuss the Life Process Program's Module 7: "MATURITY" You can listen to episodes related to the first 6 modules here: Module 1: 'Self-Reflection'  https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-12-Monday-Morning-Ammunition---Module-1-self-reflection-with-Dr--Stanton-Peele-ebqan0 Module 2: 'Values' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-13-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-2-Values-ec5asp Module 3: 'Motivation' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-14-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-3--Motivation-ecejs3 Module 4: https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-15-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-4--Rewards-ecndgu Module 5: 'Resources and Skills' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-16-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-5--RESOURCES-AND-SKILLS-edadlj Module 6: 'Maturity' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-17-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-6--SOCIAL-SUPPORT-edjri7 Enjoy your Monday Morning Ammunition! - - - - - - - - - - THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
15:54
May 18, 2020
Episode 17: Monday Morning Ammunition (Module 6- "SOCIAL SUPPORT")
Welcome to episode 17! For the next 8 weeks, Zach Rhoads will be talking about each of the eight LPP modules with the creator of the program, Dr. Stanton Peele. In today's episode, they discuss Module 6: "SOCIAL SUPPORT" You can listen to episodes related to the first 5 modules here: Module 1: 'Self-Reflection'  https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-12-Monday-Morning-Ammunition---Module-1-self-reflection-with-Dr--Stanton-Peele-ebqan0 Module 2: 'Values' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-13-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-2-Values-ec5asp Module 3: 'Motivation' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-14-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-3--Motivation-ecejs3 Module 4: https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-15-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-4--Rewards-ecndgu Module 5: 'Resources and Skills' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-16-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-5--RESOURCES-AND-SKILLS-edadlj Enjoy your Monday Morning Ammunition! - - - - - - - - - - THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
20:11
May 4, 2020
Episode 16: Monday Morning Ammunition (Module 5- "RESOURCES AND SKILLS")
Welcome to episode 16! For the next 8 weeks, Zach Rhoads will be talking about each of the eight LPP modules with the creator of the program, Dr. Stanton Peele.  In today's episode, they discuss Module 5: "RESOURCES AND SKILLS" You can listen to the last two episodes here: Module 1: 'Self-Reflection'  https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-12-Monday-Morning-Ammunition---Module-1-self-reflection-with-Dr--Stanton-Peele-ebqan0  Module 2: 'Values' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-13-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-2-Values-ec5asp  Module 3: 'Motivation' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-14-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-3--Motivation-ecejs3 Module 4: https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-15-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-4--Rewards-ecndgu Enjoy your Monday Morning Ammunition! - - - - - - - - - - THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
35:27
April 27, 2020
Episode 15: Monday Morning Ammunition (Module 4- "Rewards")
Welcome to episode 15! For the next 8 weeks, Zach Rhoads will be talking about each of the eight LPP modules with the creator of the program, Dr. Stanton Peele. In today's episode, they discuss module 4: "REWARDS" You can listen to the last two episodes here: Module 1: 'Self-Reflection'  https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-12-Monday-Morning-Ammunition---Module-1-self-reflection-with-Dr--Stanton-Peele-ebqan0 Module 2: 'Values' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-13-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-2-Values-ec5asp Module 3: 'Motivation' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-14-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-3--Motivation-ecejs3 Enjoy your Monday Morning Ammunition! - - - - - - - - - - THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
19:50
April 13, 2020
Episode 14: Monday Morning Ammunition (Module 3- "Motivation")
Welcome to episode 14! For the next 8 weeks, Zach Rhoads will be talking about each of the eight LPP modules with the creator of the program, Dr. Stanton Peele. In today's episode, they discuss module 3: "MOTIVATION" You can listen to the last two episodes here:  Module 1: 'Self-Reflection'  https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-12-Monday-Morning-Ammunition---Module-1-self-reflection-with-Dr--Stanton-Peele-ebqan0 Module 2: 'Values' https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-13-Monday-Morning-Ammunition-Module-2-Values-ec5asp Enjoy your Monday Morning Ammunition! - - - - - - - - - - THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
18:11
April 6, 2020
Episode 13: Monday Morning Ammunition (Module 2: Values)
Welcome to episode 13! For the next 8 weeks, Zach Rhoads will be talking about each of the eight LPP modules with the creator of the program, Dr. Stanton Peele. In today's episode, they discuss module 2: "VALUES" Listen to last week's episode, "Module 1: 'Self-Reflection'" here: https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-12-Monday-Morning-Ammunition---Module-1-self-reflection-with-Dr--Stanton-Peele-ebqan0 Enjoy your Monday Morning Ammunition! - - - - - - - - - - THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
18:59
March 30, 2020
Episode 11: Monday Morning Ammunition--- Psychedelic Assisted Therapy with Dr. Rick Barnett
Happy Monday Morning!  Today's episode of Monday Morning Ammunition is an interview that LPP coach Zach Rhoads conducted with Vermont Psychologist, Dr. Rick Barnett.    Zach and Dr. Barnett discuss the potential (and the limitations) of psychedelic drugs to assist in psychotherapy.  The interview was originally published as an episode of "The Social Exchange Podcast" which is another podcast that Zach hosts about social issues and topics related to psychology. You can find that podcast here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-social-exchange/id1333527133?i=1000400841259&mt=2 OR follow the YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7UKA-74CZdv-MimwmK4V0Q - - - - - - - - - -  THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM-- HOW TO FOLLOW / CONTACT / LEARN MORE ABOUT LPP: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - - - - - - - - - -  Follow Rick Barnett on twitter -- @Dr.RickBarnett Donate to his GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/psychedelic-therapy-and-research-certificate
34:02
March 16, 2020
Episode 10: Monday Morning Ammunition -- Dr. Ross Greene's Proactive and Collaborative Solutions
Today’s episode is an excerpt from a conversation between LPP coach Zach Rhoads and developmental psychologist and Best-Selling author Dr. Ross Greene.  Zach asked Dr. Greene to talk about his strategy for working collaboratively with children whose behavior presents challenges to themselves and/or to others around them. The model is called Collaborative and Proactive Solutions.  This model ensures that all parties— kids AND adults—  act according to the wants and needs of all involved. Of course, this is not a direct link to addiction-related problems, but the methods and tools of problem-solving that Ross Greene describes in this episode are precisely the ways we work with clients in the Life Process Program, and it’s the way we encourage clients to work through problems with others in their lives. - - - - - - - - - -  Contact The Life Process Program Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - - - - - - - - - -  Learn More About Dr. Greene's Work  http://livesinthebalance.org 
17:20
March 9, 2020
Episode 9: Monday Morning Ammunition-- "Outgrowing Addiction"
This episode is a reading from Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads' new book, "Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense Instead of 'Disease' Therapy".  You can purchase a copy of the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Outgrowing-Addiction-Instead-Disease-Therapy/dp/0942679466 HOW TO REACH US: Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360 LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
13:52
March 2, 2020
Episode 8: Bill Kinkle: 12-Step Coercion
Today I spoke with a man named Bill Kinkle.  Bill is a nurse, a paramedic and an advocate working at, what he calls, the intersection of harm reduction and recovery. Bill describes himself as a person in recovery as well (although he's explain that the term recovery probably means something different to him than it does to many others--  this is something we discuss in the interview.) Unfortunately, Bill lost his nursing license in the process of seeking professional help to overcome an opioid addiction. He and I discuss what may have led to his addiction; we discuss his experience in the treatment system; and we talk about how (and what) he's doing now.  A relevant point:  Bill’s worldview, including his religious views, did not jibe with AA, yet he was expected to attend AA in order to regain his nursing license…. This is not only bad practice, but the situation is arguably a violation of Bill’s first amendment right. Unfortunately, we frequently hear similar stories from our LPP clients.  Lastly, Bill is also the co-host of a show called  Health Professionals in Recovery Show, a podcast designed to open the conversation for healthcare professionals experiencing problematic substance use and recovery in a profession that is  hostile to drug use. - - - - - - - - - -  STAY CONNECTED WITH THE LIFE PROCESS PROGRAM Text us- 802 - 391-4360 Email us- info@lifeprocessprogram.com Main Web Site http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram - - - - - - - - - -  FOLLOW BILL: The Podcast https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/health-professionals-in-recovery/e/60970706?autoplay=true On Twitter-- @HPIRPodcast @billkinkle Bill's Written Story: http://shareyouropioidstory.com/bill-kinkle-montgomery-county-pa/ Health Pros In Recovery Web Site: www.healthprosinrecovery.com Health Professionals in Recovery YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8nne1FRhVzr6AWQofUOXw Bill's Addiction/Recovery Videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgry5ek8w-oTzJKWa9aHlUq6K0SALBfYc
37:50
February 27, 2020
Episode 7: Monday Morning Ammunition-- Stanton Peele talks about Outgrowing Addiction
This episode is an excerpt from Stanton's recent appearance on "Cultural Baggage," a Texas-based radio program hosted by Dean Becker.  - - - - - - - - - -   Main Web Site http://lifeprocessprogram.com  Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram  Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm  Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
14:51
February 24, 2020
Episode 6: Monday Morning Ammunition with Brooke Feldman
Welcome to the LPP Podcast. LPP is the Life Process Program-- an online (NON 12-step) counseling program for people who think they may have addictions, and who want to overcome them from the comfort of their own home.  Today marks the first of our weekly series called Monday Morning Ammunition--- a short and sweet bit of information to inspire you and give you something to think about until next Monday.  In this episode you're hearing from Brooke Feldman, an addiction professional from Philadelphia who overcame both a traumatic childhood-- including legal trouble-- as well as a long-term addiction.  In this 10-minute clip Brooke tells me about how she uses her past to her advantage and what she thinks of the term "Recovery."  We hope this episode will bring you tremendous value… Let us know what you think! Write to us at Info@lifeprocessprogram.com OR TEXT US @ 802-391-4360 Main Web Site http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
09:26
February 10, 2020
Episode 5: Dr. Peele Does Q&A With Group In Galway Ireland
On today's podcast, Dr. Stanton Peele delivers a talk to a group of helping professionals in Galway Ireland.  His keynote addresses the importance of recognizing values-- as well as motivation, skills, connection, purpose, and meaning-- in overcoming addiction. He also fields audience questions and debunks a range of addiction myths. We hope this episode will bring you tremendous value… Let us know what you think! Write to us at Info@lifeprocessprogram.com Main Web Site http://lifeprocessprogram.com  Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram  Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm  Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
01:28:33
January 11, 2020
Episode 4: Dr. Stanton Peele Interviews Harm Reduction Authors
Today's episode is a throwback!  Dr. Stanton Peele interviews harm-reduction therapists and authors of the book, Over The Influence, Patt Denning and Jeannie Little. These ladies were (and are) at the forefront of commonsense, harm-reduction based therapy-- their ideas closely resemble those of The Life Process Program and we hope this interview brings you value.  - - - - - - - - - -  Intro: 0:00 - 2:55 Interview: 2:55 - 48:50  - - - - - - -  Main Web Site http://lifeprocessprogram.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYridYK8h1uXu0Gx0Kl2Og Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram
48:51
January 8, 2020