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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté
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Feb 05, 11

Read from January 12 to February 05, 2011

As Harville Handrix, PhD, says on the back cover: 'In this brilliant and well-documented book, Gabor Maté locates the source of addicitons in the trauma of an emotionall empty childhood, making it a relational rather than a medical problem.'

I am fascinated by this brilliantly written book which offers me a window through which I can see glimpses of a world I have never known. He suggests to society and 'the system' a more affective approach to this illness. I understand my daughter so much better now who, thank God, could free herself.

I even made a few discoveries for myself. This book is for everyone who wants to understand better how human beings tick.

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