Stop thinking like and addict and reclaim your life with The PERFECT Program
Stanton Peele with Ilse Thompson
For decades you've been told that addiction is an irreversible disease, a biological force over which you have no control. That defeatist message not only is without scientific foundation, but actually prevents your overcoming addiction.
Now, world-renowned addiction expert Stanton Peele demystifies addiction and offers a groundbreaking program that puts at your disposal what does work in treatment and recovery. For four decades, Dr. Peele has challenged our understanding of addiction and recovery. He has developed approaches that break the cycle of addiction and empower us to take control of our lives--including understanding that we are able to direct our own brains to change. In Recover! Dr. Peele's PERFECT Program takes you through the key concepts of mindfulness--that is, your ability to detach from your addictive experience and to see that it is not who you are--combined with the Buddhist idea of loving kindness, or self-acceptance. It's an easily grasped, yet multifaceted program that allows your true self to overcome your addictive urges.
Instead of focusing on what's wrong with you, the PERFECT Program will help you discover, embrace, and build your recovery on what's already right about you. Combining the best evidence-based treatments with the mindful use of meditation, Recover! presents a life-transforming philosophy for freeing yourself from addiction forever.
Following my recent lead (you may remember I recently left AA after reading and adopting the strategies in Recover!), my girlfriend has also left AA, after 4 years in that program. The first 3 1/2 years she spent eating cheeses and watching TV between 4 - 8 meetings a week, working as a dog groomer and hanging out at coffee shops talking about sobriety and its perils.
In the past 6 months she has: been accepted in a graduate program, got a good job she likes working 50 hrs a week, saved money for school, lost weight, become fit, changed her diet, made an entirely new circle of friends with new activities, taken up playing the piano again, reinvested in creating original works of art, and reports being happier, busier and saner than ever. Like me, she says its a great relief to not have to attend meetings listening to things such as "the sun is made of miracles."
Yesterday she received a text from a long-standing AA member who said, pretty much, "We are very very worried about you. Ever since you met John you've changed. You do know that if you stop going to meetings you will relapse. Where is my old friend I used to know and like?"
She's too busy being productive, focused, and creative. Thank you.