The Stanton Peele Addiction Website

Stanton Peele is not your mainstream psychologist. Read his viewpoints on alcoholism, addictions and addiction treatment.

Stanton Peele is a licensed psychologist, attorney and the author of numerous books and articles on the subject of alcoholism, addiction and treatment. He has pioneered, among other things, the idea that addiction occurs with a range of experiences, and the "harm reduction" approach to addiction.

Despite research and a general belief in the addictions treatment field that alcoholism and addictions are medically/biologically based diseases, Dr. Peele does not view addictions as medical problems but as "problems of life" that most people overcome and that the failure to do so is the exception rather than the rule.

Dr. Peele has won numerous awards for his contribution to the field of alcoholism including the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award for achievement in the Field of Scholarship, from the Drug Policy Foundation and the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies Mark Keller Award for Alcohol Studies for his article "The limitations of control-of-supply models for explaining and preventing alcoholism and drug addiction."


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Staff, H. (2008, December 14). The Stanton Peele Addiction Website, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 17 from

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