The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté

Pennie Brownlee just drew our attention to the following TED talk:

In her October 2013 newsletter, she writes: ““The source of addictions in not to be found in genes, but in the early childhood environment,” says Hungarian-born Canadian doctor Gabor Mate, expert on addiction and author of “The Hungry Ghosts. Adversity in early childhood interferes with brain development, altering the structure of the brain so that the brain can not produce the natural opiates that nature intended.


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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