Dr. Adi Jaffe - You Are Not Powerless To Your Addiction
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Adi Jaffe, PhD is a #1 best-selling author (The Abstinence Myth) and a nationally recognized expert on mental health, addiction, relationships, and shame. He lectured in the UCLA Psychology department for the better part of a decade and was the Executive-Director and Co-Founder of one of the most progressive mental health treatment facilities in the country - until he started IGNTD. Dr. Jaffe, through IGNTD, is changing the way people think about, and deal with mental health issues. His passion in the role of shame destroying lives is the philosophy behind IGNTD Recovery and its aim to greatly reduce the stigma of addiction and mental health. Dr. Adi Jaffe holds a PhD in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN: 

  • [00:04:30] How Adi started working with addictions after being an addict himself
  • [00:25:17] The little steps that got Adi out of addiction
  • [00:32:25] The process of recovery has to be updated
  • [00:37:09] Calling people an addict only makes the problem worse
  • [00:53:27] The goal of IGNTD

🥇WHAT IS ONE LESSON THAT ADVERSITY HAS TAUGHT YOU?🥇

Dr. Adi says, “You only know you had hit rock bottom when you’re way past it, and you look back and realize - that was my rock bottom.”

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