On the Prescription of Medical Heroin.

I am so impressed by Vancouver’s open minded drug reform efforts. They continue to experiment with controversial treatments, but I always feel as though they have the addicts best interests in mind. I recently read the book “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” by one of the main influencers in the Supervised Injection Sites in Vancouver, Dr. Gabor Mate. It was written with such love and though he admits that he constantly has to remind himself to be totally accepting of the addicts he works with, at least he proactively tries. That’s more than 99% of the population could say.




2 thoughts on “On the Prescription of Medical Heroin.

  1. He’s so amazing. I think any addict or family of addict should read it! Have you read Beautiful Boy – if not. READ IT! AMAZING. It the fathers side of the story from the also amazing book “Tweek”. Very inspiring. Tweek is by an addict for addicts, but Beautiful Boy anybody could relate to.


  2. I love that book by Dr. Gabor Mate, it is sitting on my book shelf right now! He is a great Dr. and has many great views on addiction!


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