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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 edtion.; Vintage Canada edition, 2018View 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: 1242293331
Notes: "New introduction by the author."--Cover.
Description: 465 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: Hellbound train: 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 --
Part II: Physician, heal thyself. Takes one to know one --
Twelve-step journal --
Part III: A different state of the brain. 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 --
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 --
Poor substitutes for love --
Part VI: Imagining a humane reality: beyond the war on drugs. 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 --
Part VII: The ecology of healing. 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 --
Memories and miracles: an epilogue --
Postscript --
Appendix I: Adoption and twin study fallacies --
Appendix II. A close link: attention deficit disorder --
Appendix III. The prevention of addiction --
Appendix IV. The twelve steps --
Responsibility: Gabor Maté, M.D.


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