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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 Aide-mémoire Mécanique des structures - 2e éd. - Résistance des matériaux - IUT-Licence-Master 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 La construction comment ça marche?: Toutes les techniques de la construction en images of addiction and a call to a progressive public policy Dr Gabor Mate's style Nouveaux combats pour l'Europe 1995-2002. Un aveuglement suicidaire, Pour une autre Europe of writing is captivating and he is masterful at explaining specialized knowledge in laymen's language My Faire construire sa maison - 2e éd. - Toutes les étapes pour faire les bons choix own mother a recent graduate Histoire de l'Union européenne : Fondations, élargissements, avenir of medical school when I summarized some Le passage à l'Europe. Histoire d'un commencement (Bibliothèque des Idées) of his arguments commented Penser et construire l'Europe au XXe siècle on how Dr Mate made connections for her that she could not uite make herself during her medical training due to the emphasis L’Identité de la France (Tome 1) - Espace et histoire (Champs Histoire t. 815) on treatment Minorités et régionalismes dans l'Europe fédérale des Régions: Enquête sur le plan allemand qui va bouleverser l'Europe over cause with respect to mental disorders and she agreed with his criticisms L'Europe de Jean Monnet 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 La Grande dissimulation: Histoire secrète de l'UE of her life learning based Histoire de l'unification européenne on Dr Gabe's explanationsStylistically Dr Mate draws you in by giving you the biographies Brexit : How Britain Left Europe of several 50 notions clés sur l'Europe pour les Nuls of his patients at the harm mitigation facility that he currently works for Most if not all Bordeaux : Au-delà des Chartrons: L'Âme des Peuples of the stories are PREPARATION AUX CONCOURS ADMINISTRATIFS 2019 - 2020: La construction européenne, L’Europe Economique et Monétaire et les politiques communes de l'Union Européenne of people who were severely abused as children and as a result Europe : la grande liquidation démocratique of the pain turned to substance abuse as a form Etat de l'Union 2019: Rapport Schuman sur l'Europe (Lignes de repères) of self medication and perhaps importantly for his purposes why this self medication is actually an effective short term solution stories Mémoires of which I am all to familiar with in my L'Europe frigide : Réflexions sur un projet inachevé own professional life as a youth counselor Just as you feel you've been beat Histoire des peuples de l'ex-URSS du IXe siècle à nos jours over the head 50 notions clés sur l'Europe pour les Nuls one too many times with such heart wrenching stories Dr Mate switches themes and slowly takes you through the process L'Europe a-t-elle un avenir ? of addiction and eventual self recovery As this is not a propaganda piece very few Histoire de la chute de l'Empire Romain et du déclin de la civilisation: Premium Ebook - Édition intégrale (Tome I-II) of those initial stories have entirely happy endings People are people and the story which stuck with me the most is Ossatures métalliques: Maisons individuelles, bâtiments résidentiels, locaux industriels et bureaux. En application du PR NF DTU 32.3. 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 De Vichy à la Communauté européenne one that he Cet étrange Monsieur Monnet: Biographie or less ends with highlights the unfortunate reality that the lives 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 most hardcore addicts end in early death something my family knows all too well Far from being a simple tract Mémoires (Histoire Contemporaine) on addiction Dr Mate demonstrates how drug addicts are just an extreme end Manuel de l'étude de prix: Entreprises du BTP. Contexte - Cours - Etudes de cas - Exercices résolus of a continuum Etat de l'Union 2018 : Rapport Schuman sur l'Europe of behavior that applies to large segments Chapes et dalles: Préparation du support, mise en oeuvre, points singuliers of society By weaving together the connections between early childhood development in ureto and post natal and the effects Dicobat visuel : Dictionnaire illustré du bâtiment of trauma Vocabulaire illustré de la construction - Français - Anglais: Illustrated vocabulary of construction on the human psyche Dr Mate makes the case not Descriptifs et CCTP de projets de construction: Manuel pour comprendre, analyser, organiser et décrire. only for a comprehensive and compassionate health care system but establishes the fact that the rising levels Histoire de la construction européenne de 1945 à nos jours of addiction among modern and I would say modernizing nations is little than a symptom CULTURE EUROPEENNE OU EUROPE DES CULTURES ?: Les enjeux actuels de la politique culturelle en Europe of a larger social ill that is increasingly becoming and malignant the breakdown L’Identité de la France (Tome 2) - Les hommes et les choses I (Champs Histoire t. 871) of the traditional family and community social structure That being so no amount Suisse : L'invention d'une nation: L'Âme des Peuples of tough love Histoire de l'Europe monétaire (Repères t. 250) or criminal justice involvement is going to cure the problem Instead Maçonnerie de pierre: Matériaux et techniques, désordres et interventions our approach the American approach that we have unfortunately successfully forced down the throats La construction européenne of most Nuremberg face à l'histoire other nations La bataille de Lépante: L'expansion ottomane mise à mal par les chrétiens only further punishes and Histoire des blancs ostracizes the same victims Introduction à l'histoire de notre temps, t. 2. Le (2) of abuse that we all felt compassion for at an earlier point in these same peoples' livesIn keeping with the themes Vent glacial sur Sarajevo 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 Histoire des révolutions of substance abuse in those communities is incredibly high I would also recommend this to anyone with young children victims Les grands vaincus de l'histoire of abuse and young couples seeking to have little Une histoire du Troisième Reich ones Even so this is also a must read for anyone who suffers from any type Histoire militaire de la France of addiction One particular chapter is Considérations sur Hitler (Tempus t. 637) of vital importance A Word to Families Friends and Caregivers in which he Nouvelle histoire de la France contemporaine, tome 12 : Victoire et frustrations (1914-1929) offers very realistic and practical advice to the families and loved U-564 : Au coeur d'une mission du Korvettenkapitän Teddy Suhren ones' Le Code d'Esther of addicts The phrase Choose guilt 39-45 Les dossiers oubliés: La face cachée de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale (JOURDAN (EDITIO) over resentment was profound and likewise was the self critical analysis Dr Mate prescribes for this group D'Amérique en Europe. Quand les indiens découvraient l'ancien monde (1493-1892) of people most notably that we as family loved Histoire de la Géorgie ones Des anglais dans la résistance. Le SOE en France, 1940-1944 (Texto) or caregivers Ecrits historiques de combat often make the process Combat Pour Berlin: Édition Intégrale of recovery that much difficult The fact that in addition to being a youth counselor who worked with the very same sorts Koursk 1943 (Domaine étranger) of people that eventually found their way into the Portland Hotel that I am also the son Caen 1944 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 Les Décombres on how to achieve sobriety In terms Combats oubliés : Résistants et soldats français dans les combats de la Libération of my Histoire de l'Europe pour les Nuls own religious persuasion I could see clear parallels between Dr Mate's recommendations and my The Ghosts of Port Winston own religious spiritual tradition His methods Au temps des Vikings 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 Introduction à l'histoire de notre temps. L'Ancien (1) one's life This is particularly true is his Four Steps Plus One his adaptation Les secrets du IIIe Reich (Tempus t. 591) of a self help program designed by UCLA which is in lock step with the tarbiyah Les Paras De La Waffen-ss of the Darawi Shadhili Order and the famed Muraaba Durus Du Pont D'arcole a La Bataille De Rivoli 1796-1797: Les Derniers Jours De La Première Campagne D'italie one Histoire du monde (1) of its contemporary Hashimi branches which was adopted and expanded as a part Histoire de la Belgique pour les Nuls, 2e édition 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 Dictionnaire des corsaires et des pirates 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 L'Armee Francaise de la Guerre Franco-Prussienne: 1870-1871: Des Cent-Gardes Aux Moblots of the Sufic insights regarding khawatir thoughts and how they turn into La guerre d'Espagne (TEMPUS t. 133) obsessions ie behavioral addiction Mawlay al Arabi's elucidations 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 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 Carte Bataille de Provence aout 1944 of the advice that in respect to spiritual self discipline intended to rid Histoire des Tchèques et des Slovaques oneself Histoire des pays tchèques of such problems Cinquante nuances de guerre one should not go A l'ombre de l'épée - Naissance de l'islam et grandeur de l'empire arabe overboard lest the nafs kick and scream in revolt As another example Veni, Vidi, ... Ces grandes défaites militaires qui ont fait la France 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 Winston Churchill: Une vie of rigorous spiritual struggle Rather Figures de proue ours is a way Hermann Goering of diplomacy We give the nafs what it wants within the convinces Les Artilleries Francaises: Premiere Partie 1786-1815, L'artillerie a Pied of the Sacred Law Le débarquement de Normandie: Overlord, l’opération décisive de la Seconde Guerre mondiale 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 1989 of Abu al Hasan al Shadhili Do not stir your feet except where you expect the reward Rome devant la défaite: (753-264 avant J.-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 Penser l’événement. 1940-1945 (Folio Histoire 285) one's move towards conscious awareness is Les services secrets en Indochine (Poche Histoire) one essential feature Fabuleux destins of the recovery process p 388 I could go Histoire de Belgrade on and Berlin, 1933 - La presse internationale face à Hitler (Documents (H.C)) on as I found myself able to fill in the gaps explicitly for Dr Mate in this part La Nuit des longs couteaux (Ce jour-là) 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 France militaire, histoire des armées françaises de terre et de mer, de 1792 à 1833. Tome 1 of the ur'an Due to this perhaps the Comment être un étranger, De Venise à Goa, XVIe-XVIIIe only chapter Auriez-vous crié "Heil Hitler": Soumission et résistances au nazisme : l'Allemagne vue d'en bas - Essais - documents (L'Inconnu) of the book that I was not incredibly fond Joukov of was his attempt to relate the religious message La bataille des Ardennes: Les derniers jours de l’occupation allemande en Belgique (Grandes Batailles t. 20) 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 Les Batailles de Napoléon 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 Le marché de l'art sous l'Occupation: 1940-1944 (HISTOIRE) overall message De Gaulle et Roosevelt. Le duel au sommet (Tempus 136) 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 Vent glacial sur Sarajevo: Récit (Mémoires de Guerre t. 20) of us who to Atlas des peuples d'Europe centrale one degree Biographies animales. Des vies retrouvées or another is not addicted to something whether it be methamphetamine prestige attention Guerre des Juifs. Livre V or power Everyone who is honest with themselves will see something La Deuxième Guerre mondiale (TEMPUS t. 308) of themselves between the covers and will walk away a better person for it And those who know love La vie des Français sous l'occupation (Histoire) or have loved someone addicted to life debilitating andor illegal substances will walk away with a profound understanding Le traité de Versailles et la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale: Chronique d’une paix manquée (Grands Événements t. 13) 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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