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Life on the Rocks: Finding Meaning in Addiction and Recovery with Peg O'Connor

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Scott Cluthe LIVE in teh LOVE Cafe with Dr. Peg O'Conner. Dr. O'Conner's new book is titled Life On the Rocks: Finding meaning in Addiction and Recovery. Call in: 347-308-8478

Dr O'onner's background: My work is presently heading in two directions though they seem destined to intersect. I have written several essays that interrogate the mind/body dualism from the perspectives of abuse and trauma survivors.

My other recent work brings philosophical insights to issues of addiction and recovery. I have a new book forthcoming January 2016 titled, Life on the Rocks: Finding Meaning in Addiction and Recovery. Here is a link to a short interview from The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-morris/philosophy-and-addiction_b_999933.html  I also have four pieces in The New York Times, one of which examines Plato's allegory of the cave as a way to understand addiction and recovery. Another piece rejects the analogy that addictions hijack brains. The third explores William James's notion of a "misery threshold." Links to them are found here: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/peg-o%E2%80%99connor/

I also have  blog with Psychology Today titled, "Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken."   The address is: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/philosophy-stirred-not-shaken I also have a blog with Rehabs.com, which is an online resource for all matters treatment related. The address is http://www.rehabs.com/author/peg-o-connor/ These blogs are proving to be way too much fun.