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The Resource In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction, Gabor Maté ; foreword by Peter Levine

In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction, Gabor Maté ; foreword by Peter Levine

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In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction
Title
In the realm of hungry ghosts
Title remainder
close encounters with addiction
Statement of responsibility
Gabor Maté ; foreword by Peter Levine
Title variation
Close encounters with addiction
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Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Based on Gabor Maté's two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his work with the severely addicted on Vancouver's skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts reenvisions this much misunderstood field by taking a holistic approach. Dr. Maté presents addiction not as a discrete phenomenon confined to an unfortunate or weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs throughout (and perhaps underpins) our society; not a medical "condition" distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, brain chemistry, and the drugs (and behaviors) of addiction. Simplifying a wide array of brain and addiction research findings from around the globe, the book avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting a thorough and compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. This book argues against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it. The mix of personal stories -- including the author's discussion of his own "high-status" addictive tendencies -- and science with positive solutions makes the book equally useful for lay readers and professionals
  • 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. -- From back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maté, Gabor
Dewey number
616.89009711/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5000.C2
LC item number
M38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 H-680
  • WM 270
NLM item number
M425i 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Levine, Peter
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  • Maté, Gabor
  • Maté, Gabor
  • Substance abuse
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Addicts
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Behavior, Addictive
  • Behavior, Addictive
  • Compulsive behavior
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance abuse
  • British Columbia
Label
In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction, Gabor Maté ; foreword by Peter Levine
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 450-476) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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:
  • Foreword
  • 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
  • Peter Levine
  • 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
  • Hungry ghosts: The realm 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
  • Part I:
  • 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:
  • Hellbound train
  • The twelve steps
  • The only home he's ever had
  • The lethal hold of drugs
  • The keys of paradise: Addiction as a flight from distress
Control code
ocn461256205
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 495 pages
Isbn
9781556438806
Lccn
2009045057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction, Gabor Maté ; foreword by Peter Levine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 450-476) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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:
  • Foreword
  • 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
  • Peter Levine
  • 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
  • Hungry ghosts: The realm 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
  • Part I:
  • 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:
  • Hellbound train
  • The twelve steps
  • The only home he's ever had
  • The lethal hold of drugs
  • The keys of paradise: Addiction as a flight from distress
Control code
ocn461256205
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 495 pages
Isbn
9781556438806
Lccn
2009045057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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