Lucid Planet Radio with Dr. Kelly: Normality and Addiction in a Toxic Society with Psychologist Dr. Gabor Maté

Dr. Kelly is thrilled to welcome a living legend in psychology to the show this week, and she interviews Dr. Gabor Mate about addiction, wellness, and what it means to be well-adjusted in a toxic world. Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. Today we will discuss the "myth" of normality, the biopsychosocial model of addiction, and how we find happiness and cope with a world that can often be filled with struggle and difficultires.

For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher, regularly addressing health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America.

As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages.



Dr. Kelly Neff

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Dr. Gabor Maté

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood developmen...

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