In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate and Peter A. Levine

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate and Peter A. Levine

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Based on Gabor Mat?-‰?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 re envision this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Dr. Mat? 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-‰Ã“including the author's candid discussion of his own "high-status" addictive tendencies-‰Ã“and science with positive solutions makes the book equally useful for lay readers and professionals.


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