This is a collection of books written by PIPATL members and other relevant books with links to each book at, where they can be purchased.

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Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction

The Truth About Addiction and Recovery
Peele, S., Brodsky, A. (contributor). Fireside, 1992.

In this revolutionary analysis of addiction, Peele and Brodsky draw on years of research to refute the contention that addictions are biologically based diseases that last a lifetime. Examining addiction within the context of people's lives, they show that addictive behavior is a way of coping with situational stress--and that it can be overcome without medical treatment or 12-step groups.

 Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling : Principles, Models, Methods
Powell, D., Brodsky, A. Jossey-Bass, 1998 (Reprint edition).

In this groundbreaking book, a leading trainer of substance abuse counselors outlines the knowledge base and competencies that substance abuse supervisors will need in the coming years. Synthesizing models from established schools of therapy, Powell has designed a "blended" model with easy-to-follow guidelines. Offers methods of supervisory contracting, observation, case presentation, modeling, feedback, intervention, and evaluation.

 Resisting 12-Step Coercion : How to Fight Forced Participation in AA, NA, or 12-Step Treatment
Peele, S., Bufe, C., Brodsky, A. See Sharp Press, 2000.

Resisting 12-Step Coercion destroys the flagrant canard that 12-step groups are inherently voluntary. Indeed, authors Chaz Bufe, Stanton Peele, and Archie Brodsky provide ample evidence that each year, over 1,000,000 Americans are compelled to join this crypto-biblical therapeutic cult or face reprisals ranging from extended jail time to unemployment. In a penetrating analysis of this disconcerting trend, the book questions the legal, medical, and ethical issues which directly undermine this alleged panacea for addiction. And, lest you fall victm to this insidious method of social control, the authors provide invaluable advice for anyone facing the possibility of forced 12-step conscription.









The Program in Psychiatry and The Law meets Wednesday mornings at 11:00 AM in Room 340 3rd floor of the new Mass Mental Health Center at 75 Fenwood Road. Left from the elevator and all the way down the hall.

Check our meetings page regularly to find out about our upcoming meetings.

Our file library includes copies of the Amicus Briefs to which we have contributed: Althaus v. Cohen (PA) and Citizens for Health v. Thompson (Third Circuit).

 Wednesday, September 6, 2017
First meeting of the new academic year = Wednesday, September 6th
 Sunday, February 23, 2014
PIPATL Meeting Location:
Room 340 on the 3rd floor of Mass. Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Rd. Left from the elevator and all the way down the hall. The room has a communications center that allows more than one person to call in at a time!!

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