In the realm of hungry ghosts : close encounters with addiction
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Levine, Peter, writer of foreword.
Published
Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, 2010.
Physical Desc
xviii, 495 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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South Valleys Library - Adult Nonfiction
616.89 MATE 2010
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Published
Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, 2010.
Format
Book
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 450-476) and index.
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Based on Gabor Maté's two decades of experience as a medical doctor and his groundbreaking work with the severely addicted on Vancouvers skid row, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts radically 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. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it. The mix of personal storiesincluding the authors candid discussion of his own "high-status" addictive tendenciesand science with positive solutions makes the book equally useful for lay readers and professionals.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Maté, G., & Levine, P. (2010). In the realm of hungry ghosts: close encounters with addiction . North Atlantic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maté, Gabor and Peter, Levine. 2010. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction. North Atlantic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Maté, Gabor and Peter, Levine. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction North Atlantic Books, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Maté, Gabor., and Peter Levine. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction North Atlantic Books, 2010.

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