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Ep. 159 - The Abstinence Myth: Breaking The Stigma Around Addiction, Rebuilding Relationships, and Living An IGNTD Life with Dr. Adi Jaffe: This conversation with Adi was so refreshing, and totally necessary given today’s climate. He is very clear with his points, his intentions, and his message surrounding drugs and addiction. Adi Jaffe, PhD, is a research psychologist, addiction...

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This conversation with Adi was so refreshing, and totally necessary given today’s climate. He is very clear with his points, his intentions, and his message surrounding drugs and addiction. 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 has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, CNN and more. His Tedx Talk on shame has been seen by nearly 500,000 people. Adi’s approach to addiction is so incredible, as he lifts the shame around it to make it more suitable for progression and healing, offering grace in a conversation that tends to have none. Adi’s own story is beautiful, and we appreciate his openness and honesty in sharing it with us all. We take a deep dive into who Adi was before he met Sophie — from selling ecstasy, to struggling with depression, to beginning to experiment with harder drugs, like meth. We hear the differences between the drugs he took, and how with each step he took, the harder it was to break free from the addiction. Adi also shares the reality of trying to rebuild a life after addiction and a criminal record, and the beginning stages of his relationship with Sophie. It is truly their differences that make the relationship strong, balanced, and beautiful. Adi tells us all about his brand new book, The Abstinence Myth, and what sparked this incredible take on the connection between abstinence and addiction.   We also talk about... Adi’s motivation to get clean What he learned in jail The 4 factors of addiction   Conversations around shame + how to have them Reframing the idea of an addict An IGNTD success story   Find more to love at almost30podcast.com!   Resources: Learn more | igntd.com Instagram | @dradijaffe Twitter | @dradijaffe Facebook | facebook.com/dradijaffe Listen | IGNTD Podcast with guest Almost 30 Read | The Abstinence Myth by Adi Jaffe, PHD Tedx Talk | Rebranding Our Shame   Upcoming Events: Almost 30 Tour | December 4th, Vancouver Almost 30 Tour | December 6th, Vancouver   Sponsors: Thrive Market | Use code ALMOST30 for extra 25% off first order at thrivemarket.com/almost30....they have WINE now too! Morning Recovery | Use code ALMOST30 for $5 off your first order at morningrecoverydrink.com Brass Clothing | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off your first order at www.brassclothing.com Simple Contacts | Use code ALMOST to save $20 at simplecontacts.com/almost Skinny Dipped | Use code ALMOST30 for 20% off at skinnydipped.com The Almost 30 Podcast is edited by Podcast Masters

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