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In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction

Author: Gabor Maté
Publisher: London : Vermillion, an imprint of Ebury Punlishing, 2018. ©2018
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To heal addiction, you have to go back to the start...Dr Gabor Mate is one of the world's most revered thinkers on the psychology of addiction. His radical findings - based on decades of work with patients challenged by catastrophic drug addiction and mental illness - are reframing how we view all human development.In this award-winning modern classic, Gabor Mate takes a holistic and compassionate approach to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabor Maté
ISBN: 9781785042201 1785042203
OCLC Number: 1084752085
Description: xxix, 465 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Hungry ghosts: The realm of addiction --
Part I: Hellbound train --
The only home he's ever had --
The lethal hold of drugs --
The keys of paradise: Addiction as a flight from distress --
You wouldn't believe my life story --
Angela's grandfather --
Pregnancy journal --
Beethoven's birth room --
There's got to be some light --
Part II: Physician, heal thyself --
Takes one to know one --
Twelve-step journal: April 5, 2006 --
Part III: A different state of the brain --
What is addiction? --
From Vietnam to "Rat Park": Do drugs cause addiction? --
A different state of the brain --
Through a needle, a warm, soft hug --
Cocaine, dopamine, and candy bars: The incentive system in addiction --
Like a child not released --
Part IV: How the addicted brain develops --
Their brains never had a chance --
Trauma, stress, and the biology of addiction --
It's not in the genes --
Part V: The addiction process and the addictive personality --
"A void I'll do anything to avoid" --
Too much time on external things: The addiction-prone personality --
Poor substitutes for love: Behavioral addictions and their origins --
Part VI: Imagining humane reality: Beyond the war on drugs --
The social roots of addiction --
Know thine enemy --
"Ignorant fanaticism": The failed war on drugs --
Freedom of choice and the choice of freedom --
Toward an enlightened social policy on drugs --
Reducing harm --
Part VII: The ecology of healing --
The power of compassionate curiousity --
The internal climate --
The four steps, plus one --
Sobriety and the external milieu --
A word to families, friends, and caregivers --
There is nothing lost: Addiction and the spiritual quest --
Appendix I: Fallacies of adoption and twin studies --
Appendix II: A close link: Attention deficit disorder and addictions --
Appendix III: The prevention of addiction --
Appendix IV: The twelve steps.
Other Titles: Close encounters with addiction
Responsibility: Gabor Maté.

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