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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close encounters with addiction

Written by:
Gabor Maté
Narrated by:
Daniel Maté

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2018
15 hours 47 minutes
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté, read by Daniel Maté.

To heal addiction, you have to go back to the start...

Dr Gabor Maté is one of the world's most revered thinkers on the psychology of addiction. His radical findings - based on decades of work with patients challenged by catastrophic drug addiction and mental illness - are reframing how we view all human development.
In this award-winning modern classic, Gabor Maté takes a holistic and compassionate approach to addiction, whether to alcohol, drugs, sex, money or anything self-destructive. He presents it not as a discrete phenomenon confined to a weak-willed few, but as a continuum that runs through (and even underpins) our society; not as a medical 'condition', but rather the result of a complex interplay of personal history, emotional development and brain chemistry.
Distilling cutting-edge research from around the world, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts avoids glib self-help remedies, instead promoting self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness. Blending personal stories and science with positive solutions, and written in spellbinding prose, it is a must-read that will change how you see yourself, others and the world.
· 10th anniversary edition, updated with new chapter on the Opiod crisis
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Lauren T.

The most brilliant, insightful and educational book. Highly recommend

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Sigrun H.

This book is saving my life. It is freeing my mind learning to live with curious compassion. Excellent audio from Daniel M. Highly recommended for everybody.

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Dearbhla T.

One of my favourite books I have ever read or listened to!

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Surya D.

If you are not sure if this book would be worth buying, simply watch a few minutes of Gabor Maté speaking on any number of his topics of interest on YouTube. A truly impressive, engaging and compassionate human being. Wise in ways well beyond academics. He considers Biology, psychology and societal factors which we all can relate to and learn from.

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