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In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction

Author: Gabor Maté
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Gabor Maté; Gabor Maté
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabor Maté
ISBN: 9780676977417 0676977413
OCLC Number: 1084419835
Notes: Vintage Canada edition.
Originally published: Toronto : Knopf Canada, 2008.
New introduction by the author.
Description: xxix, 465 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The only home he's ever had --
The lethal hold of drugs --
The keys of paradise --
You wouldn't believe my life story --
Angela's grandfather --
Pregnancy journal --
Beethoven's birth room --
There's got to be some light --
Takes one to know one --
Twelve-step journal --
What is addiction? --
From Vietnam to "Rat Park" --
A different state of the brain --
Through a needle, a warm soft hug --
Cocaine, dopamine and candy bars --
Like a child not released --
Their brains never had a chance --
Trauma, stress and the biology of addiction --
It's not in the genes --
"A void I'll do anything to avoid" --
Too much time on external things --
Poor substitutes for love --
Dislocation and the social roots of addiction --
Know thine enemy --
A failed war --
Freedom of choice and the choice of freedom --
Imagining an enlightened social policy on drugs --
A necessary small step: harm reduction --
The power of compassionate curiosity --
The internal climate --
The four steps, plus one --
Sobriety and the external Milieu --
A word to families, friends and caregivers --
There is nothing lost.
Responsibility: Gabor Maté.

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