Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Addiction—the thematic malady for our society—entails every type of psychological and societal problem
Stanton Peele Ph.D.
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 Throne,” 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.
We are near the bottom in world mental health. How is that possible, since we devote so much attention and resources to these issues?
Hunter Biden entered recovery. It didn’t work.
Lee Grant has had a career as long as a sea turtle’s, and it — and she — ain’t done yet.
Fewer and fewer women have been repeat Grand Slam tennis champions (other than Serena Williams) over the last half century. Does this mean anything?
Does offering many explanations really explain repeated premeditated murder?
Charlize Theron describes her trauma, but the bottom line is different than the usual narratives we hear.
Nora Volkow now says that recovery requires a person to have housing, safety, work and health, and community. In fact, recovery is these things.
Educational and addiction innovations are crepe papering over fundamental societal failures.
Is autism a disease? More importantly, is it sad?
Women tell different truths, ones that cause us to revise our standard wisdom. How do we learn from them?
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.