An Evening with Stanton Peele, author of the new book, Recover! Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with the PERFECT Program: RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 17th
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You are invited to attend an evening with Dr. Stanton Peele.
The Center For Optimal Living will be hosting a book signing for Dr. Peele's new book, "Recover!: Stop Thinking Like an Addict and Reclaim Your Life with the PERFECT Program."
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death has been used to justify addiction-as-disease approaches ("What a horrible disease -- after PSH hadn't used for 23 years, he abandoned his life after taking some pain medication"). What a strange narrative into which to fit this great star's life and death. PSH had actually undergone all of the chief addiction therapies in our culture (he had returned to rehab last year, had been prescribed buprenorphine, and was attending NA when he died). But it seems as though he had not dealt with essential addiction and life issues.
Read about how Stanton Peele and Ilse Thompson approach these issues through their PERFECT program in their new book, Recover! Stop Thinking Like an Addict, and how Hoffman's chief problem may have been the way he was educated to think about addiction.
Dr. Stanton Peele is a world-renowned addiction expert, therapist, and author whose books have sold more than one million copies. Dr. Peele has challenged and changed the way people understand addiction and recovery. Rejecting the widely accepted notion that addiction is an irreversible disease, Dr. Peele shows that in fact recovery is the norm. Dr. Peele has spent his career developing approaches that break the cycle of addiction, empower people with addictive behavior to take back control of their lives, and bring about the natural recovery process.
Please RSVP by March 14th as space is limited.
Refreshments will be served.
When & Where
The New School for Social Research & The Center For Optimal Living
The Center for Optimal Living provides innovative, integrative, and personalized treatment to individuals and families with substance use problems and other risky behaviors. Our approach recognizes the complexity and multiple meanings of these behaviors and is based on the principles of compassion, collaboration, and empowerment to promote healing and positive change. Learn more about The Center for Optimal Living patient programs and professional services at www.centerforoptimalliving.com