The Abstinence Myth: A New Approach for Overcoming Addiction Without Shame, Judgment, or Rules

Adi Jaffe (Author)

Product Details

Igntd Press
Publish Date
June 15, 2018
6.0 X 0.27 X 9.0 inches | 0.39 pounds

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About the Author

Adi Jaffe, PhD, is a research psychologist, addiction specialist, and founder of IGNTD-Igniting Lives Beyond Limits. A nationally-recognized speaker and expert on mental health and stigma, he presents keynotes, workshops, and online programs for lay audiences, therapists, and recovery professionals. He has shared his own story, research, and cultural and psychological insights on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and more. His TEDx talk on shame has been seen by nearly 500,000 people.Dr. Jaffe's work and research focus on changing the way Americans think about and deal with mental health issues, including the processes of addiction and change. He is passionate about addressing the role of shame in destroying lives and aims to greatly reduce the stigma of mental health in this country. In this context, Dr. Jaffe has used his personal experience with the challenges of addiction, the criminal justice system, and recovery as a powerful tool for inspiration and motivation. His research and views have been published in dozens of journals and publications and he has appeared on numerous television shows and documentaries discussing addiction, therapy, and related social issues. His TEDx talks on shame and the true struggles of transformation have been viewed over six hundred thousand times.Dr. Jaffe now directs IGNTD and the IGNTD Recovery programs and writes for Psychology Today and other publications. His goal is to bring the latest knowledge about addiction to the people who could benefit from it most-those who are suffering because of it-and lead people to more fulfilled lives and relationships than they ever thought possible.