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Adi Jaffe, Ph.D.
Adi Jaffe, Ph.D. is a Los Angeles addiction psychologist and researcher. Himself a former drug addict and convicted drug dealer, Dr. Jaffe is an expert on substance abuse, especially on the neuroscience and policy issues involved. Today, he is a UCLA-affiliated researcher on addictions, founder of and a columnist for Psychology Today.

Entries by Adi Jaffe, Ph.D.

Drug Rehab Treatment: America's Broken System

(41) Comments | Posted February 11, 2011 | 7:35 AM

When Charlie Sheen finally entered rehab, it wasn't terribly shocking news. But what most people did find surprising was that instead of checking into a swanky Malibu treatment center as he has done in the past, Sheen opted to receive in-home rehab. Immediately the media began criticizing his choice and...

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Salvia: Miley Cyrus Brought This 'It' Drug Into the Spotlight, Is it Dangerous?

(521) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 12:45 PM

It causes hallucinations and impairs coordination. The high is almost immediate when smoked. Within five minutes it causes uncontrollable laughter or panic.

While this could be a description for LSD or even marijuana, it can also be used to describe the new "it" drug, salvia. But there is one...

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