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In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction

Author: Gabor Maté; Peter Levine
Publisher: Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, Lyons, Colorado : Ergos Institute, [2020] [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts is a compassionate look at drug addiction by best-selling author and physican Gabor Maté. This insightful book explores the scientific and psychological causes of addiction, as well as the impact on the addicts treated at the Downtown Eastside Vancouver clinic where Maté is a physician. He widens the lens to address the larger societal problem - speaking also to the risks of the more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Case studies
History
Named Person: Gabor Maté; Gabor Maté
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabor Maté; Peter Levine
ISBN: 9781556438806 155643880X
OCLC Number: 1227376249
Notes: "New introduction by author"--Cover.
Description: xxxv, 495 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Close encounters with addiction
Responsibility: Gabor Maté ; foreword by Peter Levine.

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts is a compassionate look at drug addiction by best-selling author and physican Gabor Maté. This insightful book explores the scientific and psychological causes of addiction, as well as the impact on the addicts treated at the Downtown Eastside Vancouver clinic where Maté is a physician. He widens the lens to address the larger societal problem - speaking also to the risks of the more "high-status" addictions, such as wealth, power, and sex. He boldly challenges the War on Drugs, proposing a more holistic, constructive set of alternatives. A riveting, debate-provoking book about an illness that reaches all levels of society, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts provides a much-needed glimpse of hope from an innovator who is taking on addiction with startling clarity, vision, and wisdom--Back cover.

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