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Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads give advice about achieving skills and purpose and how to outgrow addiction.

LPP Podcast Zach Rhoads and Stanton Peele

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Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads give advice about achieving skills and purpose and how to outgrow addiction.

    Episode 33: The Drew Barrymore Story (as told by Zach and Stanton)

    Episode 33: The Drew Barrymore Story (as told by Zach and Stanton)

    Welcome to episode 33! 

    This episode is the audio version of a new weekly segment, produced by LPP and hosted by Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads, called "Sundays With Stories" 

    Each week, Zach and Stanton tell the story of a celebrity-- well, COUNTER-recovery story. That is: they tell the stories of celebrities who outgrow their addictions, and whose stories actually oppose the standard addiction and recovery bromides that we've all been told. 

    This week's celebrity: Drew Barrymore! 

    (More on "Sundays with Stories" below):

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    Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads, an addiction and a child development specialist respectively, converse about the realities of addiction and substance misuse in their Sunday conversations. Stanton and Zach work together in the on-line Life Process Program and in publications like Outgrowing Addiction: With Common Sense Instead of "Disease" Therapy.

    Their Sunday conversations tap into this overwhelming truth: people have the capacity to overcome addiction.  And, in fact (like Zach himself) they regularly do so.  How do we know?  All life studies of people's substance use show that people successfully come to grips with their addictions.  Moreover, people all around you can tell you tales of such natural, developmental recovery.  Only they're not "allowed" to tell their stories, for fear of offending the dysfunctional, but all-powerful, recovery community.

    This reticence extends to the highest levels of media and culture. (Do you know that progressive stalwart Kurt Andersen dutifully explained that George W. Bush invaded Iraq because he quit drinking without AA, and was thus permanently trapped in denial?)  Among the many examples of this self-censorship are the cultural icon Drew Barrymore, who People labelled, age 13, America's youngest addict.  Barrymore wrote Little Girl Lost, published at age 15, after she had entered rehab and subsequently attempted suicide.

    But Drew grew up by the time she reached her twenties, then went on to found a winery and become a caring mother and Hollywood power player. Apologizing for “not being in recovery” (she enjoys wine), Drew can only hint at the developmental course that has freed her and the vast majority of those with addictive problems.

    Hear stories like Drew’s, the silent majority’s, on Peele and Rhoads’ “Sundays With Stories.”

    In fact, send in your own ideas for future episodes (through any of the channels below: 

    Email: info@lifeprocessprogram.com

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    Call or Text us: (802) 391 - 4360

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    • 34 min
    SMART Recovery and the Life Process Program: Major Differences and Welcome Similarities

    SMART Recovery and the Life Process Program: Major Differences and Welcome Similarities

    Welcome to the LPP Podcast! 

    Today's episode is a segment of our interview with LPP Coach Dee Cloward.

    In this segment, Dee talks about her work at SMART Recovery and compares/contrasts it with her work for the Life Process Program. Dee loves both programs, but notes that there are meaningful differences between them-- differences which she outlines in today's discussion! 

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    Here's LPP's recent blog about this topic: https://lifeprocessprogram.com/smart-recovery/

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    LPP Web Site: http://LifeProcessProgram.com

    Call or Text us: (802) 391 - 4360

    Email: info@lifeprocessprogram.com

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-process-program




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    • 15 min
    Episode 31: Mindfulness Meditation (15 minutes)

    Episode 31: Mindfulness Meditation (15 minutes)

    Welcome to episode 31! 

    Today we want you to take care of you. 

    So enjoy this 15 minute mindfulness meditation and free your mind so that you can make reasoned, responsible, and good decisions about how you'll behave for the rest of today. 

    If you'd like to learn more about mindfulness and meditation and how they relate to overcoming addiction, make sure you check out last episode of the podcast, where I spoke to Toby Sola (the CEO of Brightmind Meditation App): https://anchor.fm/lifeprocessprogram/episodes/Episode-30-BRIGHTMIND---Beat-Addiction-With-Mindfulness-and-Meditation-eioji9

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    Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com

    Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360

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    Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram

    AND AGAIN--- for 50% off Brightmind Meditation App, go to https://www.brightmind.com/lpp


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    • 15 min
    Episode 30: BRIGHTMIND-- Beat Addiction With Mindfulness and Meditation

    Episode 30: BRIGHTMIND-- Beat Addiction With Mindfulness and Meditation

    Welcome to episode 30! 

    Today's guest is Toby Sola. 

    Toby is the CEO of Brightmind for a living; he practices and teaches meditation as a livelihood. Brightmind is a meditaion app that helps people-- of all personalities, persuasions, and goals--  achieve a more mindful way of living. 

    Today we discuss the ways in which mindfulness and meditation can help you notice, acknowledge, re-frame, and OVERCOME addiction.

    Some relevant discussion-points: 

    -  Toby's back-story (how he became a meditation expert) 

    -  Three values that drive Brightmind's content (They ensure all materials are COMPREHENSIVE, PRECISE, and PRACTICAL)

    -  Mindfulness is to meditation as "sport" is to a specific sport. 

    -  Three pillars of mindful awareness: CONCENTRATION, EQUANIMITY, and CLARITY 

    -  Tactical / practical meditation and mindfulness exercises that can be used on a daily basis 

    -  Mindfulness and meditation for addressing addiction 

    -  Mindfulness and meditation for addressing anxiety

    -  How Mindfulness / meditation work in tandem with cognitive behavioral therapy (like LPP) 

    And even more!

    --------And here is a link, created for LPP Podcast listeners, to 50% off the brightmind app http://Brightmind.com/LPP

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    Follow / Contact The Life Process Program

    Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com

    Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360

    LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm

    Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram



    AND AGAIN--- for 50% off Brightmind Meditation App, go to http://Brightmind.com/LPP 


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode 29: Dee Cloward-- Beating Addiction With Encouragement and Common Sense!

    Episode 29: Dee Cloward-- Beating Addiction With Encouragement and Common Sense!

    Welcome to episode 29!

    Today's guest is LPP's own Dee Cloward.

    Dee has been a Life Process Program coach for four years now. Prior to that, she was with SMART Recovery for 15 years in many capacities, primarily as a volunteer, and served there as Program Manager for Court Outreach and Special Events Coordinator, and Director of Training to mention just a few. She was highly beloved in the online community and beyond and continues to facilitate SMART meetings locally in the county jail and online. In addition, she has her own small local coaching business in Cincinnati.

    Dee had a highly turbulent although largely functional life for many years before ultimately finding recovery and joy in life with SMART Recovery over 15 years ago. She is an example of how well online ONLY recovery can work. She beat addiction without in-person meetings, AA (or other 12-step groups), therapy, inpatient or outpatient treatment.

    She has remained abstinent from alcohol (as well as drugs to which she's had unhealthy attachments in the past) for 11 years. 

    That's something we discuss today-- why it is important for her, personally, to remain abstinent from those substances and involvements, and why she doesn't always necessarily recommend this approach for all. 

    Some other relevant topics from today's discussion: 

    - We talk about her background  and personal professional / personal addiction experiences

    - We talk about her finding SMART Recovery— which is a non 12-step support group, that functions similarly to the Life Process Program.   Actually, I ask her to compare and contrast SMART and the Life Process Program— something she does well while honoring the nuance.

    - She tells me the story of meeting Stanton Peele and later working with him.

    - We also talk about important differences between abstinence from alcohol and drugs  versus drinking and using drugs moderately

    - And she also distinguishes moderation from harm reduction.

    All of that and more on episode 29 of the LPP Podcast with Dee Cloward.

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    Visit Dee's web site for articles and to inquire about 1-1 coaching: http://recoverydee.com 

    Archives from the SMART podcast, hosted by Dee : http://smartrecovery.libsyn.com

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    Follow / Contact The Life Process Program

    Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com

    Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360

    LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm

    Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 28: Mindy Vincent - Utah Harm Reduction Coalition

    Episode 28: Mindy Vincent - Utah Harm Reduction Coalition

    Welcome to Episode 28! 

    Today's guest is Mindy Vincent. 

    Mindy is an addiction therapist and social worker; she is the host of the podcast "Therapeutic Madness"; and she is the founder of Utah Harm Reduction Coalition. 

    Mindy spoke with host Zach Rhoads about her history with drug addiction, and how she became a harm reduction practitioner and advocate. 

    Sadly,  Mindy's sister died of a drug overdose in 2014. As if that weren't enough, her brother was also using drugs destructively at the time.  At that time, Mindy had already overcome her own addiction, and she believed that traditional treatment models were the recovery gold-standard. But she noticed that her brother wasn't responsive to such ideas. So she temporarily abandoned her training in 12-steps and recovery programs, and did what was commonsensical-- she showed her brother unconditional love and always kept an open line of communication with him. 

    She didn't know it at the time, but she was practicing harm reduction (something that she learned about and became immersed in later on). 

    Happily, both Mindy and her brother are living their best non-addicted lives and Mindy has established herself as an entrepreneur, a professional, and a highly regarded leader in the harm reduction field. 



    Relevant discussion points from the episode: 

    - Harm reduction

    - Family Dynamics / family communication and collaboration

    - Drug addiction versus non-drug addiction

    - The role of trauma in addiction

    - Limitations of trauma-based therapy 

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    Follow Mindy

    Utah Harm Reduction Coalition http://www.utahharmreduction.org/

    Therapeutic Madness Podcast https://www.facebook.com/therapeuticmadness/

    Rebel Recovery Utah https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/Rebel-Recovery-Utah-312795756022335/

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    Follow / Contact The Life Process Program

    Email us - info@lifeprocessprogram.com

    Text us - +1 (802) - 391 - 4360

    LPP MAIN WEB SITE -  http://lifeprocessprogram.com

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/lifeprocessprogram

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeprocessprgm

    Facebook: http://facebook.com/lifeprocessprogram


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    • 1 hr 26 min

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