7 Tools to Beat Addiction, a book by internationally respected addiction expert Dr. Stanton Peele, provides proven methods for overcoming addiction with or without treatment.

Other experts in the addictions field hold the book in high regard. For example:

“This volume presents a revolutionary approach to the treatment of addictive disorders. It provides clear helpful suggestions for controlling these problems and should be of enormous help to people struggling with them.”
—Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

"This refreshing approach to practical self-change is a valuable alternative for those who are seeking an alternative to the 12-Step approach and the disease model of addiction. I recommend it highly."
—G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Addictive Behaviors Research Center, University of Washington

“In 7 Tools to Beat Addiction Dr. Stanton Peele offers a provocative, take-charge message--one that is consistent with scientific evidence--for how to overcome addictions. Dr. Peele's work has influenced my professional work and changed my personal life for the better.
—Anne M. Fletcher, MS, RD, LD. Author, Sober for Good

“[Peele’s] words offer encouragement and optimism unavailable in other approaches. Mental health professionals and the loved ones of addicts can gain a completely new perspective filled with insight, compassion, and genuine understanding Instead of writing another book about treating addiction, Dr. Peele has fashioned a manual for building a meaningful life.”
—Mitchell Earleywine, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California; author of Understanding Marijuana

“Dr. Peele combines knowledge, compassion, and common sense to create a book that will surely bring hope and help to all people suffering with alcohol and other drug problems.”
—Pat Denning, Ph.D., Coauthor of “Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol.”

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  • Peele, Stanton. 7 Tools to Beat Addiction. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004.

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