In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
close encounters with addiction
Preface to the U.S. edition
Foreword / by Peter Levine
Hungry ghosts : the realm of addiction
Pt. I : Hellbound train
The Only home he's ever had
The Lethal hold of drugs
The Keys of paradise : addiction as a flight from distress
You wouldn't believe my life story
Beethoven's birth room
There's got to be some light
Pt. II : Physician, heal thyself
Takes one to know one
Twelve-step journal : April 5, 2006
Pt. III : A Different state of the brain
What is addiction?
From Vietnam to "Rat Park" : do drugs cause addiction?
A Different state of the brain
Through a needle, a warm, soft hug
Cocaine, dopamine, and candy bars : the incentive system in addiction
Like a child not released
Pt. IV : How the addicted brain develops
Their brains never had a chance
Trauma, stress, and the biology of addiction
It's not in the genes
Pt. V : The Addiction process and the addictive personality
"A Void I'll do anything to avoid"
Too much time on external things : the addiction-prone personality
Poor substitutes for love : behavioral addictions and their origins
Pt. VI : Imagining a humane reality : beyond the war on drugs
The Social roots of addiction
Know thine enemy
"Ignorant fanaticism" : the failed war on drugs
Freedom of choice and the choice of freedom
Toward an enlightened social policy on drugs
Pt. VII : The Ecology of healing
The Power of compassionate curiosity
The Internal climate
The Four steps, plus one
Sobriety and the external milieu
A Word to families, friends, and caregivers
There is nothing lost : addiction and the spiritual quest
Memories and miracles : an epilogue
I : Fallacies of adoption and twin studies
II : A Close link : attention deficit disorder and addictions
III : The Prevention of addiction
IV : The Twelve steps
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