Zach Rhoads is a counselor who works with families and children. Along with the psychologist Stanton Peele he has coauthored Outgrowing Addiction, a new book that explains why a developmental model of the disorder makes more sense than the disease model.
The book draws on Zach’s personal experience with addiction and on his work with children in highlighting the often overlooked fact that the natural course of addiction, like with childhood behavioral issues, is to grow out it.
Zach also hosts The Social Exchange podcast, which I have previously been a guest on.
The Social Exchange (podcast):
The Social Exchange (the episode featuring myself):