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Overcoming Addictions: Adverse Childhood Experiences Impacting Addiction

Many people who struggle with addiction can trace their problems to childhood traumas and adversities. In most cases, the abuse and neglect they experience as children leads to self-medicating with drugs or alcohol as adults. Abuse, neglect and household dysfunction are known as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). It is these experiences that are linked to the onset of addiction in adulthood.

2023-08-15T23:58:47+00:00August 16th, 2023|

Overcoming Addictions: Social Factors Contributing to Addiction

Social factors are significant in a person’s life and contribute to addiction. Some of the most notable risk factors include maladaptive peer relationships, unstable family environments and the presence of drug-using friends. On the other hand, protective factors such as strong religious beliefs, school connectedness and grit can discourage drug use.

2023-07-25T00:09:48+00:00July 28th, 2023|

Overcoming Addictions: Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

Mindfulness is a powerful tool in addiction recovery. It helps individuals process the distressing feelings of guilt and shame that can accompany their drug use. Research shows that mindfulness practices can actually change the structure of a brain. This is one reason why mindfulness is becoming a popular treatment for addiction recovery.

2023-07-13T18:53:26+00:00July 21st, 2023|

Welcome to Dr. Robert Jaffe’s blog

Welcome to Dr. Robert Jaffe's blog post series, where we embark on a journey of understanding and treating addictions. As a compassionate psychotherapist with four decades of clinical experience, based in Encino, California, Dr. Jaffe is dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families navigate their path to recovery from addiction. But his expertise goes beyond addiction itself, encompassing trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, and anxiety. Throughout this series, Dr. Jaffe will share his valuable insights, knowledge, and practical strategies for addressing addiction and promoting holistic healing.

2023-07-09T18:07:15+00:00June 21st, 2023|
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