In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Close Encounters with Addiction
Product Number: EB00175624
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781583944202
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Based on Gabor Mate's two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouver's skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Dr. Mate presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical "condition" distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction. Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it. The mix of personal stories-including the author's candid discussion of his own "high-status" addictive tendencies-and science with positive solutions makes the book equally useful for lay readers and professionals.

Author(s): Gabor Mate
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2011

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Author(s): Gabor Mate
Narrator(s): Daniel Mate
Product Number Z100142790
Released: Aug 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: #9780735277403
Author(s): Gabor Mate
Product Number EB00683411
Released: Aug 25, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: #9780307371737

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