Breaking free of outdated explanations and rigid "rules" for recovery, The Abstinence Myth offers a hopeful, research-based framework for transformation by an addiction expert and renowned TEDx speaker who overcame his own addiction and has guided hundreds of clients into lives of joy and purpose.
In this simple yet radical new book, Adi Jaffe, PhD, draws on his own life experience, cutting-edge research, and work with hundreds of clients and families to offer a new perspective on addiction and a new pathway out of its grasp.
It's time to throw out the "rulebook".
You can overcome the hopelessness, the doubt, and move forward. You can create a life you're proud of. Whether you're seeking help for yourself, a loved one, or anyone you might be guiding through a personal transformation, The Addiction Myth will change lives.
The Abstinence Myth Includes:
An introduction to the IGNTD Recovery Method
Details of Adi's dramatic and inspiring personal story.
The Mythology of Addiction and how it gets in our way with spiritual, biological, psychological, and environmental assumptions that are, in fact, only true some of the time for some people.
Why the concept of "abstinence" is often a barrier to change and is not necessary for everyone for all time.
Important research that will shift your thinking, sense of hope, and success.
Why shame can keep holding you back--and finding the way out.
An explanation of the 3 IGNTD principles and the 9 steps to personalize your unique recovery path.