|About the Book|
For decades youve 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- it 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 and changed our understanding of addiction and recovery. He has developed approaches that break the cycle of addiction and empower people to take control of their lives--including understanding that we are able to direct our own brains to change. In Recover! Dr. Peeles 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. Its an easily grasped, yet multi-faceted program that allows your true self to overcome your addictive urges.Instead of focusing on whats wrong with you, The PERFECT Program will help you discover, embrace, and build your recovery on whats 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.