Episode 306

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2nd Apr 2021

Dr. Adi Jaffe - You Are Not Powerless To Your Addiction

Adi Jaffe, PhD is a #1 best-selling author (The Abstinence Myth) and a nationally recognized expert on mental health, addiction, relationships, and shame. He lectured in the UCLA Psychology department for the better part of a decade and was the Executive-Director and Co-Founder of one of the most progressive mental health treatment facilities in the country - until he started IGNTD. Dr. Jaffe, through IGNTD, is changing the way people think about, and deal with mental health issues. His passion in the role of shame destroying lives is the philosophy behind IGNTD Recovery and its aim to greatly reduce the stigma of addiction and mental health. Dr. Adi Jaffe holds a PhD in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN: 

  • [00:04:30] How Adi started working with addictions after being an addict himself
  • [00:25:17] The little steps that got Adi out of addiction
  • [00:32:25] The process of recovery has to be updated
  • [00:37:09] Calling people an addict only makes the problem worse
  • [00:53:27] The goal of IGNTD

🥇WHAT IS ONE LESSON THAT ADVERSITY HAS TAUGHT YOU?🥇

Dr. Adi says, “You only know you had hit rock bottom when you’re way past it, and you look back and realize - that was my rock bottom.”

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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
How to go from living in the backseat of your life as a victim, into the driver seat of empowerment.

The goal of the show is to ignite personal growth and transformation by sharing stories of overcoming adversity and highlighting different areas/topics in our Iives where adversity shows up. We will provide you with educational tools, tips, resources and hacks to help you get through whatever you are struggling with right now-And most importantly help you speed up the process.

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About your host

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.