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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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Body image and medicalization: Socially relevant behavioral “addictions” beyond drug use by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction We know that addiction can go beyond drug use, but are we becoming addicted to making our bodies perfect? I put “addiction” in parentheses here because I think it’s ... Read on »
Will you get addicted? Signs of drug abuse by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Everyone wants to know if they, or someone they love will get addicted to alcohol or drugs. • Parents want to know if their children are likely to become addicts, ... Read on »
Addiction stories: Hellish Heroin – Bambi’s heroin addiction story by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Addiction stories seem to have an impact that objective research can never have. This is another in a series of addiction stories submitted by our readers. I hope that e ... Read on »
Overload, distraction, or inattention? Different factors in a frenzied world by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction ADHD is one of those clinical diagnoses that caught on and spread wildly, tagging every kid as it rushed by. At least that’s what some people would like you to think. In ... Read on »
West Cost Symposium on Addictive Disorders – Addiction education with A3 discount by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction You already know how much of a supporter of addiction education and training I am. I think that there are thousands of ways to treat any given addict and unless those of u ... Read on »
Teen learning exaggerates rewards – Bad decisions and brain development by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Teens tend to make some seriously stupid decision (including teen drinking and driving), at least when compared to younger kids and older adults. We’ve all heard that brai ... Read on »
About Addiction:Elder Abuse, Excercise, and Smoking by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Yes, you got it. This is the place to get some of the most recent, and most interesting information about addiction from experts who study addiction as a specialty. Our “A ... Read on »
420, smoking weed, and drug problems : Marijuana facts by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer It’s April 20th, or 4-20, and anyone who smokes marijuana knows what that means – It’s time to smoke weed- a lot of weed! In honor of ... Read on »
Sometimes it just takes blind faith – Depression and drug use by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I don’t normally like sharing this kind of stuff, but I think that if the point of the blog is be truthful, I need to cover all bases. When it comes to depression and drug ... Read on »
Opioid prescription overdose and abuse – Staying safe whlie reducing pain by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction A new article just published in JAMA (see here ) reports a strong relationship between high-dose opiate prescribing and accidental overdose deaths. The authors focused ... Read on »
Early drug use problems: Kids, inhalants, and huffing. by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction 22.9 million Americans report trying inhalants at least once in their lives. When it comes to drug use problems, inhalants are often the first drugs that kids decide ... Read on »
Conversation with an addiction expert – Jeanne Obert by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Following up our successful and informative short interview with Chris Evans , we now turn our attention to Jeanne Obert , a founder and the Executive Director of the Ma ... Read on »
Rehabing Rehab – How we can fix America’s addiction treatment system by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction When Charlie Sheen finally entered rehab , it wasn’t terribly shocking news. But what most people did find surprising was that instead of checking into a swanky Malibu a ... Read on »
The music must change! Obsesssion, compulsion, shame an guilt in addiction by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The nature of addiction is one of obsession and compulsion. Regardless of the substance, behavior, or process, the addicted person will continue to obsess (countless and ... Read on »
Disclose or not? The catch 22 of mental illness stigma by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I want to share a recent post of mine from psychinaction because I think it applies to addiction as much as it does to other mental health issues: A report published ... Read on »
The cost of quitting alcohol and drug addiction – treatment tips for addicts by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Many users are discouraged by the cost of drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. The treatment programs that advertise, which are normally the only ones most peopl ... Read on »
Science Versus Religion – Mortal enemies or hopeful friends? by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The feud between religion and science can be compared to the Montague and Capulet relationship – hateful at times, dismissive often, and bridged rarely, often with tragic ... Read on »
Alternatives to animal testing for drug safety come to the U.S. by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Here at A3 we’re not new to the animal research debate but we don’t feel as if we’re on the front lines either, especially after working along side researchers who get dea ... Read on »
Is abstinence the only option? Moderate alcohol drinking is possible and there’s help by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I can’t even think of how many times I’ve heard the notion that complete, total, abstinence should be the only goal for all people who abuse drug or alcohol. This idea is ... Read on »
About Addiction: Bath Salts, DUI’s and Anxiety Addiction by Adi Jaffe Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Do you care about addiction? Of course you do, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be reading this right now. Well, you’ve come to the right place A3 will try to address all y ... Read on »