chris mewhort's thoughts on gabor mate's "In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts"

Spectacular book that offers deep insights into the human brain. I wish this was mandatory reading.

Without the insights contained within In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts – from people like Dr. Maté – we are missing the piece of the puzzle that bridges an understanding of why someone makes the decisions they do, when all signs in their life are telling them to make another.

They are the untold stories that only come out after years of compassionate, peaceful, non-judgmental, trusting conversations.

The same people shouting “get a job!” and “lock them up!” could see the ways a change in approach to addiction can make their everyone’s lives better.

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