The Bipolar Addict & Gabor Maté’s “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts”

RMA-Episode 17 Show Notes:

Hey Folks! This week on RMA we look at Dr. Gabor Mate’s In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts and discuss what we think about his view of addiction and compulsive behavior. We deconstruct Nat’s early childhood musical trauma, and also shares a difficult start he had to the week.  We also read some comments from the Facebook Page.

Plus, the weekly wrap-up, Recovery in the News and The Week in Weird on a trauma-focused, chocolate-covered, circumlocutory episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages

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Church and Other Drugs

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/church-other-drugs/id1191035186

The Crunchie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crunchie

The Realm of Hungry Ghosts

https://drgabormate.com/book/in-the-realm-of-hungry-ghosts/

Gabor Mate’s TED Talk

https://youtu.be/-mpbBAQvrKM

New Focus on Ibogaine

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/12/09/944572325/progress-toward-a-safer-psychedelic-drug-to-treat-depression-and-addiction

Aliens Exist!

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/former-israeli-space-security-chief-says-extraterrestrials-exist-trump-knows-n1250333