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The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté at TEDxRio+20

Another wonderful talk from Gabor Maté, this time coming in at a little under 19 minutes. We think he’s bang on, both in terms of what he says about addiction and in terms of the wider implications of this for … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté ‘Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Possible Human’

As promised a couple of days ago, here is an whole hour of the wonderful Gabor Maté, sharing his thoughts on this theme. The writer watched this last night, and found it spell-binding. He’s original, profound and funny – and … Continue reading

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The Roots of Addiction – Gabor Maté

Powerful, moving film with Gabor Maté talking about the origins and nature of compulsive behaviours and substance use. We are going to post some longer films of Gabor Maté’s work – this is another taster, at just over 3 minutes. … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Epidemic – Part 1:The Roots – Robert Whitaker

Okay, this is a long watch. However, if you are a therapist or taking, or thinking of taking, psychiatric drugs, it’s an important one. This is not about an agenda that people do/don’t make that decision – which we think … Continue reading

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