In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Close Encounters With AddictionBook - 2010
"...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 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.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, c2010
Branch Call Number: 616.89 Mate 2010
Characteristics: xviii, 495 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Close encounters with addiction
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