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Te argument to show that addiction all addiction is the result of human development gone askew This audio book combines the Canadian and US editions and is read with audible compassion by Dr Maté's son Daniel Maté a New York based writer and voice actor who received an Earphone Award from Audiofile for this title. This is a fascinating look at the chemistry of addiction and a call to a progressive public policy Dr Gabor Mate's style of writing is captivating and he is masterful at explaining specialized knowledge in laymen's language My own mother a recent graduate of medical school when I summarized some of his arguments commented on how Dr Mate made connections for her that she could not uite make herself during her medical training due to the emphasis on treatment over cause with respect to mental disorders and she agreed with his criticisms of the way in which doctors are educated in the West She also was amazed at how I was able to explain things to her that she herself had spent the past 8 years of her life learning based on Dr Gabe's explanationsStylistically Dr Mate draws you in by giving you the biographies of several of his patients at the harm mitigation facility that he currently works for Most if not all of the stories are of people who were severely abused as children and as a result of the pain turned to substance abuse as a form of self medication and perhaps importantly for his purposes why this self medication is actually an effective short term solution stories of which I am all to familiar with in my own professional life as a youth counselor Just as you feel you've been beat over the head one too many times with such heart wrenching stories Dr Mate switches themes and slowly takes you through the process of addiction and eventual self recovery As this is not a propaganda piece very few of those initial stories have entirely happy endings People are people and the story which stuck with me the most is of a man who called his sister in Ireland to tell her that he would not be flying home and that he instead would make arrangements for his body to be sent to the family plot Other stories are perhaps profound but this particular one that he or less ends with highlights the unfortunate reality that the lives of most hardcore addicts end in early death something my family knows all too well Far from being a simple tract on addiction Dr Mate demonstrates how drug addicts are just an extreme end of a continuum of behavior that applies to large segments of society By weaving together the connections between early childhood development in ureto and post natal and the effects of trauma on the human psyche Dr Mate makes the case not only for a comprehensive and compassionate health care system but establishes the fact that the rising levels of addiction among modern and I would say modernizing nations is little than a symptom of a larger social ill that is increasingly becoming and malignant the breakdown of the traditional family and community social structure That being so no amount of tough love or criminal justice involvement is going to cure the problem Instead our approach the American approach that we have unfortunately successfully forced down the throats of most other nations only further punishes and ostracizes the same victims of abuse that we all felt compassion for at an earlier point in these same peoples' livesIn keeping with the themes of his previous works which I have not had the good fortune to read yet but have heard numerous interviews Dr Mate has given in American media this is a book that should be essential reading for anyone involved in the health care industry especially mental health and youth behavioral management as the rate of substance abuse in those communities is incredibly high I would also recommend this to anyone with young children victims of abuse and young couples seeking to have little ones Even so this is also a must read for anyone who suffers from any type of addiction One particular chapter is of vital importance A Word to Families Friends and Caregivers in which he offers very realistic and practical advice to the families and loved ones' of addicts The phrase Choose guilt over resentment was profound and likewise was the self critical analysis Dr Mate prescribes for this group of people most notably that we as family loved ones or caregivers often make the process of recovery that much difficult The fact that in addition to being a youth counselor who worked with the very same sorts of people that eventually found their way into the Portland Hotel that I am also the son of a recovered drug addict and alcoholic made the book that much meaningful to meAfter Dr Mate establishes the causes and the physiological factors that lead to addiction he gives advice on how to achieve sobriety In terms of my own religious persuasion I could see clear parallels between Dr Mate's recommendations and my own religious spiritual tradition His methods of self help reflect the techniues recommended by a savant I am affiliated to as the most tried and true techniues for the breaking bad habits and removing sin from one's life This is particularly true is his Four Steps Plus One his adaptation of a self help program designed by UCLA which is in lock step with the tarbiyah of the Darawi Shadhili Order and the famed Muraaba Durus one of its contemporary Hashimi branches which was adopted and expanded as a part of the practical spirituality contained in Agenda to Change Our Condition For instance in regard to the first step Relabeling Dr Mate gives the following insight The point of relabeling is not to make the addictive urge disappear it's not going to at least not for a long time since it was wired into the brain long ago It is strengthening every time you give in to it and every time you try to suppress it forcibly p 377 8 Upon reading this I was reminded simultaneously of the Sufic insights regarding khawatir thoughts and how they turn into obsessions ie behavioral addiction Mawlay al Arabi's elucidations on hawa vain caprice which is precisely what Dr Mate is talking about when he identifies addictive behaviors as things we all know are not good for us in the long run even as they serve some short term purpose and of the advice that in respect to spiritual self discipline intended to rid oneself of such problems one should not go overboard lest the nafs kick and scream in revolt As another example on Refocusing Rather than engage the addictive activity find something else to do Your initial goal is modest buy yourself just fifteen minutes Choose something that you enjoy and that will keep you active preferably something healthy and creative but anything that will please you without causing greater harm p 379 80 Ie Ours is not a way of rigorous spiritual struggle Rather ours is a way of diplomacy We give the nafs what it wants within the convinces of the Sacred Law on the condition that it is going to work for us when we need it to And the entire chapter Sobriety and the External Milieu can be summed up with the words of Abu al Hasan al Shadhili Do not stir your feet except where you expect the reward of Allah; and do not sit except where you are likely to be safe from disobeying Allah Or as Dr Mate put it Creating an external environment that can support one's move towards conscious awareness is one essential feature of the recovery process p 388 I could go on and on as I found myself able to fill in the gaps explicitly for Dr Mate in this part of the book as he clearly has studied Buddhism and his spirituality is rooted entirely in that world view Also being a Jew he is familiar enough with the Old and New Testament but seems to have little to no familiarity with Islam and its spiritual teachings though I do appreciate his referencing of the ur'an Due to this perhaps the only chapter of the book that I was not incredibly fond of was his attempt to relate the religious message of AA's 12 Step Program to a wider audience which undoubtedly involved a certain world view and theological relativism This is perhaps the weakest chapter of the book though I would imagine that those who share his philosophy may disagree with me And as it is fairly short you do not get the impression that you are being preached to Rather Dr Mate is clearly trying his best to articulate his spirituality to a general audience that may not necessarily agree with his personal theological conclusions And in that he succeeded as I found myself agreeing with the overall message of this particular chapter In sum from cover to cover this is a fascinating book that I highly recommend to everyone as there are few of us who to one degree or another is not addicted to something whether it be methamphetamine prestige attention or power Everyone who is honest with themselves will see something of themselves between the covers and will walk away a better person for it And those who know love or have loved someone addicted to life debilitating andor illegal substances will walk away with a profound understanding of their struggles Wa Llahu `alim wa musta`am Le passage à l'Europe. Histoire d'un commencement (Bibliothèque des Idées) of human development gone askew This audio book combines the Canadian and US editions and is read with audible compassion by Dr Maté's son Daniel Maté a New York based writer and voice actor who received an Earphone Award from Audiofile for this title. This is a fascinating look at the chemistry Penser et construire l'Europe au XXe siècle of addiction and a call to a progressive public policy Dr Gabor Mate's style L’Identité de la France (Tome 1) - Espace et histoire (Champs Histoire t. 815) of writing is captivating and he is masterful at explaining specialized knowledge in laymen's language My Minorités et régionalismes dans l'Europe fédérale des Régions: Enquête sur le plan allemand qui va bouleverser l'Europe own mother a recent graduate L'Europe de Jean Monnet of medical school when I summarized some La Grande dissimulation: Histoire secrète de l'UE of his arguments commented Histoire de l'unification européenne on how Dr Mate made connections for her that she could not uite make herself during her medical training due to the emphasis Brexit : How Britain Left Europe on treatment 50 notions clés sur l'Europe pour les Nuls over cause with respect to mental disorders and she agreed with his criticisms Bordeaux : Au-delà des Chartrons: L'Âme des Peuples of the way in which doctors are educated in the West She also was amazed at how I was able to explain things to her that she herself had spent the past 8 years PREPARATION AUX CONCOURS ADMINISTRATIFS 2019 - 2020: La construction européenne, L’Europe Economique et Monétaire et les politiques communes de l'Union Européenne of her life learning based Europe : la grande liquidation démocratique on Dr Gabe's explanationsStylistically Dr Mate draws you in by giving you the biographies Etat de l'Union 2019: Rapport Schuman sur l'Europe (Lignes de repères) of several Mémoires of his patients at the harm mitigation facility that he currently works for Most if not all L'Europe frigide : Réflexions sur un projet inachevé of the stories are Histoire des peuples de l'ex-URSS du IXe siècle à nos jours of people who were severely abused as children and as a result 50 notions clés sur l'Europe pour les Nuls of the pain turned to substance abuse as a form L'Europe a-t-elle un avenir ? of self medication and perhaps importantly for his purposes why this self medication is actually an effective short term solution stories Histoire de la chute de l'Empire Romain et du déclin de la civilisation: Premium Ebook - Édition intégrale (Tome I-II) of which I am all to familiar with in my Ossatures métalliques: Maisons individuelles, bâtiments résidentiels, locaux industriels et bureaux. En application du PR NF DTU 32.3. own professional life as a youth counselor Just as you feel you've been beat De Vichy à la Communauté européenne over the head Cet étrange Monsieur Monnet: Biographie one too many times with such heart wrenching stories Dr Mate switches themes and slowly takes you through the process Sols chaux et terre cuite, mode d'emploi. Diagnostics, formulations et préconisations. Mise en oeuvre de dalles. Mise en oeuvre de chapes. Pose de revêtements en terre cuite. of addiction and eventual self recovery As this is not a propaganda piece very few Mémoires (Histoire Contemporaine) of those initial stories have entirely happy endings People are people and the story which stuck with me the most is Manuel de l'étude de prix: Entreprises du BTP. Contexte - Cours - Etudes de cas - Exercices résolus of a man who called his sister in Ireland to tell her that he would not be flying home and that he instead would make arrangements for his body to be sent to the family plot Other stories are perhaps profound but this particular Etat de l'Union 2018 : Rapport Schuman sur l'Europe one that he Chapes et dalles: Préparation du support, mise en oeuvre, points singuliers or less ends with highlights the unfortunate reality that the lives Dicobat visuel : Dictionnaire illustré du bâtiment of most hardcore addicts end in early death something my family knows all too well Far from being a simple tract Vocabulaire illustré de la construction - Français - Anglais: Illustrated vocabulary of construction on addiction Dr Mate demonstrates how drug addicts are just an extreme end Descriptifs et CCTP de projets de construction: Manuel pour comprendre, analyser, organiser et décrire. of a continuum Histoire de la construction européenne de 1945 à nos jours of behavior that applies to large segments CULTURE EUROPEENNE OU EUROPE DES CULTURES ?: Les enjeux actuels de la politique culturelle en Europe of society By weaving together the connections between early childhood development in ureto and post natal and the effects L’Identité de la France (Tome 2) - Les hommes et les choses I (Champs Histoire t. 871) of trauma Suisse : L'invention d'une nation: L'Âme des Peuples on the human psyche Dr Mate makes the case not Histoire de l'Europe monétaire (Repères t. 250) only for a comprehensive and compassionate health care system but establishes the fact that the rising levels Maçonnerie de pierre: Matériaux et techniques, désordres et interventions of addiction among modern and I would say modernizing nations is little than a symptom La construction européenne of a larger social ill that is increasingly becoming and malignant the breakdown Nuremberg face à l'histoire of the traditional family and community social structure That being so no amount La bataille de Lépante: L'expansion ottomane mise à mal par les chrétiens of tough love Histoire des blancs or criminal justice involvement is going to cure the problem Instead Introduction à l'histoire de notre temps, t. 2. Le (2) our approach the American approach that we have unfortunately successfully forced down the throats Vent glacial sur Sarajevo of most Histoire des révolutions other nations Les grands vaincus de l'histoire only further punishes and Une histoire du Troisième Reich ostracizes the same victims Histoire militaire de la France of abuse that we all felt compassion for at an earlier point in these same peoples' livesIn keeping with the themes Considérations sur Hitler (Tempus t. 637) of his previous works which I have not had the good fortune to read yet but have heard numerous interviews Dr Mate has given in American media this is a book that should be essential reading for anyone involved in the health care industry especially mental health and youth behavioral management as the rate Nouvelle histoire de la France contemporaine, tome 12 : Victoire et frustrations (1914-1929) of substance abuse in those communities is incredibly high I would also recommend this to anyone with young children victims U-564 : Au coeur d'une mission du Korvettenkapitän Teddy Suhren of abuse and young couples seeking to have little Le Code d'Esther ones Even so this is also a must read for anyone who suffers from any type 39-45 Les dossiers oubliés: La face cachée de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale (JOURDAN (EDITIO) of addiction One particular chapter is D'Amérique en Europe. Quand les indiens découvraient l'ancien monde (1493-1892) of vital importance A Word to Families Friends and Caregivers in which he Histoire de la Géorgie offers very realistic and practical advice to the families and loved Des anglais dans la résistance. Le SOE en France, 1940-1944 (Texto) ones' Ecrits historiques de combat of addicts The phrase Choose guilt Combat Pour Berlin: Édition Intégrale over resentment was profound and likewise was the self critical analysis Dr Mate prescribes for this group Koursk 1943 (Domaine étranger) of people most notably that we as family loved Caen 1944 ones Les Décombres or caregivers Combats oubliés : Résistants et soldats français dans les combats de la Libération often make the process Histoire de l'Europe pour les Nuls of recovery that much difficult The fact that in addition to being a youth counselor who worked with the very same sorts The Ghosts of Port Winston of people that eventually found their way into the Portland Hotel that I am also the son Au temps des Vikings of a recovered drug addict and alcoholic made the book that much meaningful to meAfter Dr Mate establishes the causes and the physiological factors that lead to addiction he gives advice Introduction à l'histoire de notre temps. L'Ancien (1) on how to achieve sobriety In terms Les secrets du IIIe Reich (Tempus t. 591) of my Les Paras De La Waffen-ss own religious persuasion I could see clear parallels between Dr Mate's recommendations and my Du Pont D'arcole a La Bataille De Rivoli 1796-1797: Les Derniers Jours De La Première Campagne D'italie own religious spiritual tradition His methods Histoire du monde (1) of self help reflect the techniues recommended by a savant I am affiliated to as the most tried and true techniues for the breaking bad habits and removing sin from Histoire de la Belgique pour les Nuls, 2e édition one's life This is particularly true is his Four Steps Plus One his adaptation Dictionnaire des corsaires et des pirates of a self help program designed by UCLA which is in lock step with the tarbiyah L'Armee Francaise de la Guerre Franco-Prussienne: 1870-1871: Des Cent-Gardes Aux Moblots of the Darawi Shadhili Order and the famed Muraaba Durus La guerre d'Espagne (TEMPUS t. 133) one La Luftwaffe Face Au Débarquement Allie: L'intervention de la chasse allemande dans la bataile de Normandie et en Provence: Messerschmitt 109 G et Focke Wulf 190 A au combat 6 juin - 31 aout 1944 of its contemporary Hashimi branches which was adopted and expanded as a part Carte Bataille de Provence aout 1944 of the practical spirituality contained in Agenda to Change Our Condition For instance in regard to the first step Relabeling Dr Mate gives the following insight The point Histoire des Tchèques et des Slovaques of relabeling is not to make the addictive urge disappear it's not going to at least not for a long time since it was wired into the brain long ago It is strengthening every time you give in to it and every time you try to suppress it forcibly p 377 8 Upon reading this I was reminded simultaneously Histoire des pays tchèques of the Sufic insights regarding khawatir thoughts and how they turn into Cinquante nuances de guerre obsessions ie behavioral addiction Mawlay al Arabi's elucidations A l'ombre de l'épée - Naissance de l'islam et grandeur de l'empire arabe on hawa vain caprice which is precisely what Dr Mate is talking about when he identifies addictive behaviors as things we all know are not good for us in the long run even as they serve some short term purpose and Veni, Vidi, ... Ces grandes défaites militaires qui ont fait la France of the advice that in respect to spiritual self discipline intended to rid Winston Churchill: Une vie oneself Figures de proue of such problems Hermann Goering one should not go Les Artilleries Francaises: Premiere Partie 1786-1815, L'artillerie a Pied overboard lest the nafs kick and scream in revolt As another example Le débarquement de Normandie: Overlord, l’opération décisive de la Seconde Guerre mondiale on Refocusing Rather than engage the addictive activity find something else to do Your initial goal is modest buy yourself just fifteen minutes Choose something that you enjoy and that will keep you active preferably something healthy and creative but anything that will please you without causing greater harm p 379 80 Ie Ours is not a way 1989 of rigorous spiritual struggle Rather Rome devant la défaite: (753-264 avant J.-C.) ours is a way Penser l’événement. 1940-1945 (Folio Histoire 285) of diplomacy We give the nafs what it wants within the convinces Les services secrets en Indochine (Poche Histoire) of the Sacred Law Fabuleux destins on the condition that it is going to work for us when we need it to And the entire chapter Sobriety and the External Milieu can be summed up with the words Histoire de Belgrade of Abu al Hasan al Shadhili Do not stir your feet except where you expect the reward Berlin, 1933 - La presse internationale face à Hitler (Documents (H.C)) of Allah; and do not sit except where you are likely to be safe from disobeying Allah Or as Dr Mate put it Creating an external environment that can support La Nuit des longs couteaux (Ce jour-là) one's move towards conscious awareness is France militaire, histoire des armées françaises de terre et de mer, de 1792 à 1833. Tome 1 one essential feature Comment être un étranger, De Venise à Goa, XVIe-XVIIIe of the recovery process p 388 I could go Auriez-vous crié "Heil Hitler": Soumission et résistances au nazisme : l'Allemagne vue d'en bas - Essais - documents (L'Inconnu) on and Joukov on as I found myself able to fill in the gaps explicitly for Dr Mate in this part La bataille des Ardennes: Les derniers jours de l’occupation allemande en Belgique (Grandes Batailles t. 20) of the book as he clearly has studied Buddhism and his spirituality is rooted entirely in that world view Also being a Jew he is familiar enough with the Old and New Testament but seems to have little to no familiarity with Islam and its spiritual teachings though I do appreciate his referencing Les Batailles de Napoléon of the ur'an Due to this perhaps the Le marché de l'art sous l'Occupation: 1940-1944 (HISTOIRE) only chapter De Gaulle et Roosevelt. Le duel au sommet (Tempus 136) of the book that I was not incredibly fond Vent glacial sur Sarajevo: Récit (Mémoires de Guerre t. 20) of was his attempt to relate the religious message Atlas des peuples d'Europe centrale of AA's 12 Step Program to a wider audience which undoubtedly involved a certain world view and theological relativism This is perhaps the weakest chapter Biographies animales. Des vies retrouvées of the book though I would imagine that those who share his philosophy may disagree with me And as it is fairly short you do not get the impression that you are being preached to Rather Dr Mate is clearly trying his best to articulate his spirituality to a general audience that may not necessarily agree with his personal theological conclusions And in that he succeeded as I found myself agreeing with the Guerre des Juifs. Livre V overall message La Deuxième Guerre mondiale (TEMPUS t. 308) of this particular chapter In sum from cover to cover this is a fascinating book that I highly recommend to everyone as there are few La vie des Français sous l'occupation (Histoire) of us who to Le traité de Versailles et la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale: Chronique d’une paix manquée (Grands Événements t. 13) one degree La Première Guerre mondiale (2): 1916-1918 or another is not addicted to something whether it be methamphetamine prestige attention La Kriegsmarine (1935-1945) or power Everyone who is honest with themselves will see something Assassiné(e)s : Seize récits d'assassinats qui ont marqué l'histoire of themselves between the covers and will walk away a better person for it And those who know love 500 anecdotes historiques pour enfin retenir l'Histoire or have loved someone addicted to life debilitating andor illegal substances will walk away with a profound understanding Sainte-mere-eglise & Mederet: Zone D'operations Aeroportees Americaines Du Jour J of their struggles Wa Llahu `alim wa musta`am

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Addiction is epidemic in our society as is evidenced by the variety of forms it takes from the workaholics and shopaholics to the destructive avenues like sex alcohol and drug addictions Given the cost of addiction on our families and society at large it is imperative that we gain a better understanding of this per. Dr Mate is a physician for The Portland Hotel Society in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that provides housing and care to addicts who are in the last stages of addiction He gives us a powerful and fascinating look into the science of addiction and the addiction process Dr Mate also shares with us heart wrenching personal interviews of addicts he has worked with These stories left me with feeling empathy and some understanding of individuals with addicted brains There are no recoveries here Even though these are important stories I did skip over some and when I am ready I might go back and read them I was glad to see Dr Mate address addiction and mental illness Which I feel is important to understand addiction The information in this book doesn't just apply to drug addiction but all addictions Dr Mate also tells us of his own addiction which is not a drug addiction There is so much good information in here that I can't even begin to say in a review I borrowed the Ebook from Overdrive but I am also going to purchase the book as I found it a very valuable source of information that I will be referencing back to I will admit the spiritual and 12 step program wasn't something I was interested in I would of liked information on evidence based therapy like CBT and Motivational enhancement training for treating addiction I would recommend this book to anyone with a loved one who you think might or has an addiction or to anyone looking to understand addiction or just want to challenge their views on addiction

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Plexing phenomenon Dr Gabor Maté's In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts is a valuable contribution toward this end Arguing against the prevailing notions of addiction as either a genetic disease or an individual moral failure Dr Maté combines first person accounts riveting case studies cutting edge research and passiona. Written in clear lucid prose any reasonably intelligent adult could understand without a lot of confusing jargon Dr Mate explains the forces behind addiction and why so many addicts fail time and time again to get clean in spite of all the incentives for doing so This book gave me a lot to think about regarding the brain and I also found his cautionary points about adoption studies and twin studies very interesting and relevant Mate conclusively demonstrates that addicts are not bad that they have very little control of the actions surrounding their addiction and that kind and loving parents can produce an addict just as easily as indifferent or abusive parents On the last point Mate uses his own experiences as a child Holocaust survivor as an example his parents loved him very much and cared for him as best they could but the stress and deprivation of his infancy left an ineradicable mark on this brain development Finally Mate sets forth a sensible harm reduction social policy that could potentially make life easier for everyone not just addicts and their families by reducing the problems drug abuse causes in the communityEveryone in Congress should read this book as well as everyone who has to interact with addicts on a regular basis Dr Mate is a wise forward thinking man

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