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Impeach Democratic Presidents Bill

Stanton Peele | Posted 08.26.2014 | Comedy
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Michele Bachmann, retiring Minnesota Congresswoman, has introduced a bill that any Democrat who gets elected president should immediately be impeached...

Addiction Isn't What It Used to Be

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
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For the second time in less than a year, The New York Times Magazine has identified a major addictive trend that does not involve drugs. In this case, it is junk food.

Facing The Realities Of Substance Use And Recovery

Stanton Peele | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
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A number of developments should, I think, make us aware that returning to zero-tolerance is an Edenesque ideal not likely to be realized in our lifetimes, nor those of our children or grandchildren.

The Radical Future Of Addiction And How We Treat It

Stanton Peele | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
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This had better be the century of self-empowerment, or else our level of addiction will escalate no matter how much money we spend on brain-imaging and PET scans.

How The Meaning Of Addiction Is Shifting As We Speak

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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So when is something addictive? It's addictive when we reckon a kind of preoccupation has significant negative effects, either on us as individuals, or on society.

America's Imperialistic Mental Illness Epidemic

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
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For all our self-recrimination, we have for many years been busily engaged in a project of Americanizing the world's understanding of mental health and illness.

2010: 7 Steps Out Of Addiction

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.05.2010 | Healthy Living
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I have worked in the addiction field for forty years, since I began researching my book, Love and Addiction. I take a non-disease approach, since I find the idea that you are born to be a lifelong addict unhelpful.

Analyzing The Positive Thinking Movement

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
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All psychotherapies, most psychiatric drugs, and every mass self-help movement for the last half-century have sought to instill one thought or experience -- "What, me worry?"

What if Those Crazies Are Right?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Americans are looking for a bail-out from reality - some actions the President and Congress can take to restore the United States to its former econom...

The Five Stages of Grief over Obama's Drug Policies

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Obama is not committed enough to drug policy reform to incur the symbolism taking any steps towards liberalization would send.

Susan Axelrod and Joe Biden Should Register as Heath Care Lobbyists

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
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Where does the President get off favoring his close friends' preferences for such allocations, and where do they get off lobbying him?

If Obama Were Funnier, He'd Be a Lousy President

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
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Comedians detach themselves form their surroundings, observing their social settings critically. In doing so, they put themselves outside the fray. People don't want their elected officials outside the fray.

I'm So Over

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
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Not only do I not Twitter, I don't use an iPod or a Blackberry. I'm running behind even the senior crowd!

Why Can't Obama Be More Like LBJ?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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We are unlikely to ever again see the likes of LBJ -- or of the huge changes he crafted in our society -- and we are just now starting to understand what we have lost.

Did I Tell You About the Time I Was Arrested?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
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The arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. the other day reminded me of the time a few years back when I was arrested and taken to the police station.

What Cindy McCain and Michael Jackson Have in Common

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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In family courts around the United States, children are taken from parents addicted to drugs. I observed this first hand in New Jersey, where I defended such parents.

Five Questions Oprah Should Have Asked Elizabeth Edwards

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
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Oprah Winfrey seemingly confronted critical issues in her interview with Elizabeth Edwards about Edwards' book, Resilience. The book and the intervie...