Gabor Mate at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on Dec 4th

For over ten years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel,
a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His
patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, schizophrenia,
mental illness, Hepatitis C, HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s
patients are at the far end of the spectrum, how many of us are also struggling
with addictions?

Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate
spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to
comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they
threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Join us
as Gabor Maté reads from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.

When: Thursday, Dec 4th, 2008 – 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Where: The Lillooet Room (301) at the Chapman Learning Commons

Please rsvp in advance!

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