Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Stanton Peele vs, Dr. Drew
Maybe someone more educated then my BA in business can explain to me why some folks believe Stanton Peele is more credible the Dr. Drew or better Dr. Phil.
I personally think it is because Oprah by passed Stanton for a show and grabbed Phil and as far as Dr. Drew, well lets face it, he is just better looking. More pleasing to look at on TV then Stanton.
If you have ever read "Iron John" by Robert Bly (great american poet) Robert talks about the hairy beast that lives at the bottom of the swamp, metaphorically of course. Stanton every time I see him reminds me of this beast. This beast must be exorcised.
I find people marketing and selling something of their own while denigrating someone else or something else very difficult to hear. I don't care if it is the American way of capitalism (uck!!! drug addicts used for capitalism).
Stanton needs to just focus on his brand of behavioral treatments and leave it at that.
If it works great, if not or people are not being swayed towards your brand of addiction recovery then go back to the drawing board.
Hey Stanton, try being centered on one passion.
Dr. Drew is pure "HoolyWood" plain and simple. Most of his patients are Actors. It is a "reality show" that most say in the end, helped them. Who is to say it did not. Not me.
I found in all my years being in and around drugs and alcohol people straighten out in many ways, there is no "ONE WAY" or "THE WAY".
What I do like about AA is that it does not criticize other alternatives.
Posted by Danny at 1:29 PM