Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem
Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Some prominent celebrities embrace a recovery brand that is a distant land for the masses of Americans whose lives are most likely to be destroyed by drugs.
We, and our children, face a challenging world. Here is one map for proceeding through it.
Those who go on to greatness often encounter family and situational obstacles, even trauma. We benefit from studying how they succeed.
The family works together as flawed human beings to achieve harm reduction recovery in “Babyteeth.”
Paleontology, the study of the roots of humanity, doesn’t make for good Holiday reading.
Shia LaBeouf will do anything to have a woman love him. Or must she be addicted to him like he is to her?
Genius is the ability to envision and enact a divergent reality. Donald Trump has performed an act of genius on the American polity.
We don’t know what to do about declining African American status. We can’t even acknowledge it.
Nothing can stop the President’s efforts to reverse his electoral loss — except the good faith efforts of those loyal to American democratic traditions.
A long-ago death provokes soul searching among social psychologists.
A popular modern show is about the natural evolution out of addiction.
“Love” is the cruelest addiction: Just watch TCM.
Are the Windsors, as depicted in “The Crown,” victims of trauma? What about William and Harry?
Despite losing in the semifinals of the U.S. Open, Serena Williams is a winner. As is women’s tennis.
How do we think of traumatic, socially deprived backgrounds? What we can learn from Boston Celtic Kemba Walker.
We live in two different worlds, even — especially? — when it comes to disease, contagion, and death.
The NBA had a tough confrontation in one of the opening games of its playoffs in Disney World. Referees acted decisively. Should it apply such strictures throughout the game?
We are having a violence epidemic in inner cities: Why? What can we do?
Popular novels depict relationship issues that we otherwise are not free to contemplate.
The pandemic's effects on society and mental health are deep and irreversible.
Happy non-traumatized American families have virtually disappeared from media screens. What’s up?
The United States is undergoing unprecedented conflict around basic questions of racial and social inequality. This unrest is traceable to divergent “paradigms” of reality.
Are drug use and alcohol often lethal? In several prominent cases, fatalities have instead been due to how others react to substance use, purported or real.
Deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. are continuing, and we are projected to reach 200,000. Yet there seems to be a lack of urgency to quell the disease.
Can we replace the racism paradigm for explaining and dealing with white and black conflict in America?
Coronavirus plays upon our greatest, and most lethal, societal weakness.
Is positive substance use the remedy for rising drug and alcohol deaths in America?
Although Democratic outcomes are unclear, the young seem to prefer Bernie Sanders.
The Super Bowl popularizes antisocial, globally destructive thinking — but enjoy.
Taylor Swift’s biopic is filled with uncertainty.
Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., is the author of Recover! He has worked in the addiction field since the publication of Love and Addiction in 1975.
Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem.