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Adi Jaffe

Los Angeles, California
Adi Jaffe is a UCLA addiction expert who has been studying addiction-related matters for over 10 years, has published dozens of articles and book chapters on the topic and has presented talks on addiction at national conferences. In 2008, Adi began publishing an addiction blog at... Full Bio
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Rubber-band addiction recovery – No shame by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction There’s a specific issue that keeps coming up with nearly every addiction client I work with who is in early recovery . Regardless of whether they’re trying to stop unheal ... Read on »
Heavy alcohol users Vs. Addicts – Stress response by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I can’t even count how many times I’ve talked about the difference between alcohol or drug users and alcoholics or addicts (see here , here , and here for some examples an ... Read on »
New Year’s Eve without drugs or drinking alcohol? by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction For many people all around the world, New Year’s Eve celebrations mean a lot of partying. Often, that partying includes drinking alcohol , doing drugs , and generally enga ... Read on »
Recovery = Abstinence… Or not by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA ) just release a new definition of “recovery” from mental health and addiction: A process of ... Read on »
Addiction recovery help by replacement by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction It’s easy to see why some people search for ways to escape their everyday life. Daily obstacles and challenges are common, and sometimes, life can seem like a difficult, ... Read on »
Crystal meth addiction and the Miracle of Letting Go by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction This is a guest post by Cathy Taughinbaugh of Treatment Talk.org. I am a parent of an addict. I would say looking back, that I was naive and in denial about the drug u ... Read on »
Are violent drunks giving the rest of us a bad name? Alcohol consumption and violence by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction We all know that drinking alcohol changes the way people think and can make them act strangely right? We also know that alcohol is involved in more than 50% of violent cri ... Read on »
U.S. Drug overdose deaths are increasing by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The second leading cause of accidental death in the US is drug overdose ( JAMA 2007 ). Prescription painkiller overdose deaths (opioid analgesics like OxyContin, Vicodin a ... Read on »
Evolution of Addiction Treatment – California learning by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Addiction conferences are getting more and more common, and quite a few nowadays showcase the talents of some very knowledgeable, and renowned, addiction experts. Coming ... Read on »
Internet addiction – Epidemic or fad? by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction By Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., and Yalda Uhls, MA, MBA 1 in 3 people consider the Internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter. Given how intensely people feel ab ... Read on »
Disgusting cigarette packs in Australia by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Its seems like we already know the health risks of smoking here in the US with common phrases like “Pass me a cancer stick?” But the Australian government wants its citize ... Read on »
A3 Verified Addiction Treatment: Promises West Los Angeles and Malibu by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction From the mechanic who fixes your car to the teacher who educates your children, we don’t entrust our money, our possessions or our family to service providers without some ... Read on »
Prescription opiates (pain killers) and NFL careers by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction There’s been a lot of talk about athletes using drugs in the last decade. Still, most of the attention has been either to steroids and other performance enhancing drugs or ... Read on »
Drug Policy Alliance and the Recovery Movement by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I had the opportunity to sit on a panel today during a drug policy alliance session on the role of the recovery movement in drug policy discussions. While it was obvious ... Read on »
New drug testing technology? Cocaine and saliva by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction A recent development (check it out here ) might lead the way to a quicker, more easily administered drug test . Instead of the lab analysis of urine, blood, or other fluid ... Read on »
Overcoming mental health problems is more than possible by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Addicts and others with mental health issues continuously feel as if they need to hide their problems as well as hide from them. But an ongoing west-coast (U.C.L.A. and U. ... Read on »
Saving lives made easy – Treating opiate overdose with intranasal naloxone by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Contributing co-author: Andrew Chen Imagine that you and your friend have been using heroin (or another opiate). A few hours go by and you notice your friend is progre ... Read on »
Influential factors in college drinking by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer Do friends peer pressure them? Do they do it because they are bored? Do they drink to relieve depression or anxiety? ... Read on »
Promising new medical treatment options for drug addiction!!! by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Researchers are attacking the issue of drug addiction from multiple angles, and the results seem to be more and more ways to help. Some promising new developments in pharm ... Read on »
Addiction stories: How I recovered from my addiction to crystal meth by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction By the time I was done with my addiction to crystal meth, I had racked up 4 arrests, 9 felonies, a $750,000 bail, a year in jail, and an eight year suspended sentence to g ... Read on »