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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté
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it was amazing
bookshelves: psychology, addiction

A fantastic exploration of the evo-devo-epi-phenomenon of addiction. In no uncertain terms, Gabor is eloquent and skillful in giving addiction a human face, one that has its roots and influences in early adverse experiences. He gracefully expands the definition of addiction as something that affects us all,
debunking the apparent well-intentioned sanity of the "War on Drugs" and other conventional systematized methods for addressing addiction as utterly self-defeating, mindlessly costly, and ultimately damaging. I only hoped for Gabor's take and in depth investigation into various alternative methods of treating and addressing addiction (e.g. - nutrition, yoga, etc.), but that has its place in other books (e.g. - Natural Highs).
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Reading Progress

July 2, 2017 – Started Reading
July 4, 2017 – Shelved
July 4, 2017 –
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July 5, 2017 –
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July 7, 2017 – Shelved as: psychology
July 7, 2017 – Shelved as: addiction
July 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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