Winner of the 2009 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, this book is written by Dr. Gabor Maté, a renowned addiction expert. It calls for a compassionate approach toward addiction, whether in ourselves or in others.
Dr. Maté believes that the source of addictions is not to be found in genes but in the early childhood environment. His book draws on cutting-edge science, real-life stories (a dramatically close view of his drug addicted patients) and clinical experience to show that all addictions originate in trauma and emotional loss.
It explores the fundamental nature of human addiction and the current epidemic of different types of addictions with society.
You can read the books Introduction: “Hungry Ghosts: The Realm of Addiction” – here.
You can read the 1st chapter – “The Only Home He’s Ever Had – here.
You can listen to a 7 minute audio-excerpt from the book here.
You can order a copy of the book from here.