Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., is the executive director of Alternatives Behavioral Health and a lecturer at UCLA . He currently writes for allaboutaddiction.com, TakePart, and several other online and print sources. Dr. Jaffe has published dozens of articles, book chapters, and presentations on the topic of mental health and addiction and is currently working on his first book. He's been studying issues related to drug-addiction, sex-addiction, and gambling-addiction for the past eight years and has also researched related conditions such as HIV, hepatitis, depression, and ADHD.
His recent TEDx talk addresses issues of Shame and stigma in mental health, topics he is passionate about. His treatment center, Alternatives, brings shame-free treatment to issues such as ADHD, anxiety, obsessive thought disorders and substance use problems.