Treatment

Stanton keeps track of, and is intimately familiar with, the best non-disease treatment programs, the ones with the greatest integrity, value, skill, and success. He knows the personnel at each of them and has worked with them. He currently finds that these are the best treatment options that don't view, or treat, alcohol or drug problems as diseases that can't be overcome.

The programs below operate in every modality -- Internet, residential, and outpatient settings (and, should you consult any of them, please reference Stanton):

  • Life Process Program (Internet)
    This is Stanton's own program, developed out of his own work and refined over several years of operation in a prestige residential rehab, with all that was learned translated into an automated program with exercises, readings, and life planning. Research has indicated that such programs are as effective as person-to-person counseling, as Stanton described in The Fix, and this is the best such addiction online program.

  • Practical Recovery (detox, residential and outpatient treatment in San Diego/La Jolla)
    Stanton has known and worked with Tom Horvath for several decades. Tom is President of SMART Recovery® and Past President of the American Psychological Association’s Division on Addictions. Tom's view and approach to addiction treatment -- along with that of the extremely talented group of therapists he has put together -- leads to the best residential treatment available in Southern California, or really anywhere.

  • The Freedom Model
    For decades, Stanton collaborated with The Freedom Model as practiced in a residential NY upstate residential rehab. It was the only nondisease model treatment then available. The Freedom Model now operates solely as an individual coaching service. (Do not confuse with The Freedom Institute, which is living off the name similarity.)

Stanton has visited and worked with every program described here. Given these options, utilizing every type of venue or medium, you should be able to find a program tailored to you or a loved one that will help you or them improve your/their life and leave addiction behind.