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Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads give advice about achieving skills and purpose and how to outgrow addiction.
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Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads give advice about achieving skills and purpose and how to outgrow addiction.
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    HARM REDUCTION & Community Healing

    HARM REDUCTION & Community Healing

    Zach discusses the personal meaning of community as “therapy” in terms of his own experiences of a family tragedy, one that drew his extended family together. In this discussion he reflects on the view of addiction from a five-year-old’s perspective, finding it to be superior to that of leading addiction specialists, and on the special burden of revealing and dealing with a porn addiction.

    Stanton and Zach then describe their use of harm reduction and taking an incremental approach to helping people with addictions that resist a ready resolution.



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    • 52 min
    Lean on Me: Stanton sings COMMUNITY as therapy

    Lean on Me: Stanton sings COMMUNITY as therapy

    America is convinced that if it can only provide enough medicalized treatment that all of its citizens will be fine. The opposite is true. As Stanton quotes a chapter head from his memoir: 

    “The Remedy for Addiction is Purpose, Connection, and Self-Acceptance —  we are instead wedded to medicalization, isolation, and self-stigmatization.” 

    We watch addiction and mental health outcomes worsen as we lose community supports and our sense of personal agency. But we are hellbent on pursuing this direction.

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    • 58 min
    Sober Good; Drinking Bad -- Why "Sobriety" is the Modern Temperance

    Sober Good; Drinking Bad -- Why "Sobriety" is the Modern Temperance

    Remarkably, American anti-alcohol forces are front and present in contemporary progressive thought. They are amplified by incessant clarion calls for people to abstain — i.e., to enter “”recovery.” (Query by Ethan Nadelmann: does that mean marijuana too?) 

    Leading recovery advocates interview and feature prominent media figures — but ignore Bob Weir and Demi Lovato, on the one hand, and Carrie Fisher on the other. They also defy harm reduction. In doing so they endanger all of us, America’s public health, and problem users.



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    Politics, Britney Spears, Trauma, and DISEASE

    Politics, Britney Spears, Trauma, and DISEASE

    Stanton and Zach dissect the current news cycle. 

    First, Britney Spears revealed she is being medicated against her will. She is still being held captive by her “diseases” (the ones she had in her early twenties). Drew Barrymore and Lindsay Lohan outgrew theirs. Demi Lovato, on the other hand, had to fight her way free of her “handlers” — and from 12-step “sobriety” — to become her own person.

    Meanwhile, the candidate for New York mayor Stanton voted for, Eric Adams, is leading in the tallying. Adams appeals to working class Blacks and whites who want more police security. Adams disparages “fancy” candidates like Maya Wiley, whose upscale neighborhood* hires private security. Wiley’s excuse is that 20 years ago her husband was assaulted, and he is traumatized. 

    But in the neighborhoods where Adams scored big, trauma is just another word for daily life. And Adams thinks the social elite just don’t care about these neighborhoods and people, like Stanton says the social elite doesn’t really care about those dying due to drug use.

    Both of these stories implicate life processes and addiction.

    But now (hold onto your hats) they’re performing brain operations on addiction!

    *Stanton, Zach and Sean Kensing recently had breakfast in this neighborhood — and current mayor bill de Blasio walked by.



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    • 57 min
    Matthew McConaughey and Quinta Brunson -- Parents, Trauma, and Forgiveness

    Matthew McConaughey and Quinta Brunson -- Parents, Trauma, and Forgiveness

    In memoirs that defy current thinking, Matthew McConaughey and Quinta Brunson describe being beaten and repressed, respectively, by their parents. Only they don’t currently dislike their parents or disapprove of their upbringings. Rather they celebrate what their parents did provide—support and love—and their own acceptance of their parents. 

    Both McConaughey and Brunson refuse to consider themselves traumatized, victimized, or damaged. Rather, they have focused on creating unique, indelible careers and intimate relationships. Both give good representations of being happy, successful human beings. 

    In the course of this development, Brunson had an addictive relationship, followed by a years-long withdrawal period that crushes her spirit and reduced her to 80 pounds. Then she overcomes addiction and withdrawal in her further relationships by pursuing her career and soul purpose. Oh, while drinking and taking drugs to support both her personal and professional goals.*

    Both McConaughey and Brunson seem to feel an obligation to be honest in telling their stories.  Go figure.

    *I neglected to mention that she feels smoking a bowl is essential to creating a meme.



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    Mare of Easttown -- Is HBO Moving Away from Drug HYSTERIA?

    Mare of Easttown -- Is HBO Moving Away from Drug HYSTERIA?

    HBO has become the ultimate destination of Harm Reduction in streaming media with its shows Mare of Easttown and Hacks. In both, the show’s protagonists (again played by women) drink (Mare) and consume drugs (Hacks) without being driven to perdition. Moreover, the creators of each series seem to be actively pursuing a harm reduction vision — meaning not blaming drugs and alcohol for people’s life problems.



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    TIME STAMPS:

    0:00 - Introduction + TV drug narratives in history

    16:40 - Reflections on Mare of Easttown and Harm Reduction 

    40:12 - Discussion about HBO's "Hacks" 

    57:31 - Santon's Memoir! 





    SHOW SUMMARY

    Stanton and Zach discuss the importance of narratives in determining views of drugs and alcohol. Indeed, these narratives are the critical determinants of drug reactions, individually and culturally. Thus, how American media has shown drug and alcohol use has been crucial to the American drug, addiction and alcoholism experience.

    Stanton provides a brief history of American views on alcohol and drugs, as seen through the 20-year skein of the TV series Gunsmoke. Alcohol was drunk casually and socially by the show’s stars, while excessive, drunken and alcoholic drinking were controlled within the community.

    American television shifted to the recovery vision of the dangers of alcoholism and as requiring complete abstinence in the 1980s (following Betty Ford) with the appearance of the hit series, Murphy Brown. In many ways, the recovery vision of drinking has continued until the present in mass media.

    Drug use has never been a comfortable part of American television, leading to shows referencing marijuana — such as The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and Tales of the City — to be quickly cancelled.

    The emergence of streaming programming has opened mass media to a different view of substance use and problems, which can de termed harm reduction. In Jessica Jones, Good Behavior, and In the Dark, female lead characters drank and got drunk while still being constructive people.

    And most recently, the shows Mare of Easttown and Hacks have provided a realistic portrayal of people and their problems-- making HBO something like a harm-reduction-promoting organization. 

    (Hacks actually takes on traditional shows’ treatment of drug use. When one character is hospitalized after a drug binge, she turns out not to have been laid low by drugs, leading to a life-saving operation for the drug- using character. This situation is essential for presenting harm reduction views and counseling, as well as for planning and running harm reduction education programs.)


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