Adi Jaffe PhD

Adi Jaffe PhD as a world-renowned mental health expert, a lecturer at UCLA, and the CEO of Igntd.

Along with his wife Sophie he also has a podcast called The Igntd Podcast, has published dozens of articles, book chapters and presentations of the topic of mental health and addiction, and has just released his first book The Abstinence Myth.

Join me as I ask Adi:

  • What is addiction and how does it happen?
  • What was his feeling of identity back then compared to now?
  • If, as he says, we're one revelation away from a life altering discovery, what was his?

And Adi will share with us:

  • How his life turned around after a life of addiction.
  • The 'mythology' of addiction.
  • Other versions of abstaining.
  • The principles of his method of recovery.

Adi is passionate about the work he does and the people whose lives he helps change, as you can tell when he says:

“Addiction is a set of symptoms that show up for people who struggle but the struggles underlying it could be very different.”

“If we had an addiction treatment system that worked I wouldn't even be having this conversation!”

“We are failing those are struggling with addiction and we keep pretending like it's their problem.”

“I think we’ve gotta stop fighting about what is the right approach, it's just stupid - there's too many people dying.”

To find out more about Adi visit, and check out his book The Abstinence Myth.

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