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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Author(s) Gabor Maté
Publisher Vintage Canada
Published 2009
ISBN 9780676977417
Page Count465
Language en
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The definitive book for understanding addiction

In this timely and profoundly original book, writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of various addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and outlines what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold. Starting with a dramatically close view of Maté's drug addicted patients, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts weaves in stories of real people while providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting-edge scientific findings. A haunting, compassionate and deeply personal examination of the nature of addiction.