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Stanton Peele papers

Biographical note

Stanton Peele was bron on January 8, 1946. He received a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967, a PhD. in social psychology from the University of Michigan in 1973, and a law degree from Rutgers University in 1997.

Dr. Peele is best known for rejecting the disease theory of alcoholism and offering alternatives to the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. He argues that addictions are negative patterns of behavior that most people experience to some degree during their lives. He views addiction not as a medical problem but as a problem of life that most people overcome.

In 1975, his book, Love and Addiction was published.

For more information about his life and views, please visit his website at The Stanton Peele Addiction Website (http://www.peele.net)