April 19, 2002
Susan Beasy Latto, Director of Public Relations 218 726-8830
Janelle Wilson, Assoc. Professor, Department of Sociology/Anthropology 218 726 6364
Gary Davis, Associate Professor, UMD School of Medicine 218 726-7144
UMD To Present Outspoken Critic of Addiction Treatment
May 3 at UMD School of Medicine
Stanton Peele to Speak on "A Moral Vision of Addiction"
UMD will present the annual Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture Series for 2002 on May 3 at 3 p.m. in the UMD School of Medicine, room 142. The public is cordially invited. Guest speaker will be the outspoken and controversial writer Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., speaking on the topic "A Moral Vision of Addiction".
Dr. Peele has written eight books and more than 140 articles and book chapters on the subject of addiction. He has lectured world-wide and is widely recognized as a brilliant and outspoken critic of the disease model of addictions. His books "The Meaning of Addiction", and "The Diseasing of America: Addiction Treatment Out of Control" stake out the intellectual ground for a moral vision of addiction.
The mission of the Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture Series is "to promote novel and insightful approaches to cultural analysis and criticism; the social construction of meaning; deviance; and social interaction processes". The lecture series reflects the interest of the late Professor Dennis Brissett in the sociology of everyday life.
The lecture series is supported by the UMD School of Medicine, UMD College of Liberal Arts, and the Dennis Brissett Memorial Lecture Series Fund.
TO ARRANGE AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. PEELE, CONTACT JANELLE WILSON AT 726-6364.