In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

by MD Gabor Maté

Other authorsPeter A. Levine Ph.D. (Foreword)
Paperback, 2010

Description

"...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 Mate is a physician. He widens the lens to address the larger societal problem--speaking also to the risks of 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"--Cover, p. 4.

Publication

North Atlantic Books (2010), Edition: Illustrated, 536 pages

DDC/MDS

616.8900971133

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2008

Physical description

8.98 inches

ISBN

155643880X / 9781556438806
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