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May 11 Book Discussion and Dinner with Dr. Gabor Mat, Presented by the Student Coalition for Addiction/Recovery

Hi DukeMed and Graduate students!

Student Coalition for Addiction and Recovery (SCAR) invite you to a faculty-mediated book discussion and dinner on the Canadian best-seller In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.

Dr. Gabor Mate is a Hungarian-Canadian physician and author. His background is in family practice with a special interest in childhood development and trauma. His book, first published in 2008, brings together his experiences as a physician practicing medicine in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – North America’s most concentrated area of drug use. Through compassionate examination, he presents an argument that all addiction stems from psychological trauma and emotional stress in the early childhood environment.

More about Dr. Mate and his book can be found here:

Join us in-person on Wednesday May 11, 5:30-7:00pm at the School of Medicine to discuss select passages from Dr. Mate’s book including patient case studies, the social roots of addiction, and the healing process. A faculty moderator from the medical school with be present, and dinner will be provided during the event or as grab-and-go pending COVID restrictions.

RSVP here by Apr 15. We will send the event location and a food preferences form closer to the date.

Thanks to Dean McClain for her generous support of this event! All are welcome to attend the discussion, including those who prefer to obtain their own book/ebook copy. For those receiving a physical copy of the book, we ask that you attend for the full duration of the event.

We hope to see you there!

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