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-...

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Bibliographic Information
Author(s): Gabor Mate M.D.
Publisher(s): North Atlantic Books
Publish Date: 2011-06-28
Book Pages: 520
Industry Identifier: ISBN_10: 1583944206
Subjects: Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drugs • Social Science / Disease & Health Issues • Social Science / Social Work
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