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A timely and original book that explores the fundamental nature of human addiction and the current epidemic of different types of addictions with society. Starting with a... Read more
A timely and original book that explores the fundamental nature of human addiction and the current epidemic of different types of addictions with society. Starting with a dramatically close view of Mate's drug addicted patients, he skilfully weaves in stories of real people while providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and up-to-date findings. This became a bestselling book upon publication in Canada and comes highly recommended by casual readers, experts and reviewers alike.
In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts Paperback edition by Gabor Mate
I bought this book because there are drug addicts in our family and I wanted to understand more about it. This book deals not just with addiction but with the human condition. In losing touch with what is real, we are destroying ourselves, one another and the planet. Gabor Maté offers us compassionate curiosity to understand, not just addicts, but ourselves whoever we may be. On the subject of addiction itself, you couldn't ask for anything more comprehensive. He tells the stories of those he works with, he describes the early psychology which makes addiction more likely, the brain chemistry in place which undermines an addict's 'won't power' and concludes with advice for conscious mindfulness as the way out of pain and suffering. We could all take his advice, addict or not. Lovely, compassionate, truthful man. There's lots of videos of his work on youtube if you want a taster before buying the book.
GABOR MATÉ, MD, is the author of the bestselling books Scattered Minds andWhen the Body Says No--published in nearly twenty languages on five continents--and co-author, with Gordon Neufeld, ofHold On To Your Kids. Former medical columnist for the Globe and Mail where his byline continues to be seen on issues of health and parenting, Dr. Maté has had a family practice, worked as a palliative care physician and, most recently, with the addicted men and women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
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