Making Contact

Making Contact – Capitalism Makes Us Crazy: Dr. Gabor Maté on Illness & Addiction ENCORE

Humans have always used drugs, but current level of drug abuse could indicate a bigger problem that we’re driving people into addiction. What’s the connection between the increase in chronic diseases, mental illness and drug addiction in our society today? On this edition, Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the relationship between mind and body health – and what the rise of capitalism has done to destroy both.

Special thanks to KPFA in Berkeley, CA.


Dr. Gabor Maté, physician and author of several books including, “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction,” “Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers” (co-authored by Gordon Neufeld), and “When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress.”

For More Information:

Dr. Gabor Maté

The Canadian Institute of Stress

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Childhood abuse may stunt growth of part of brain involved in emotions, by Alok Jha

Patients Seek Greater Role in Mental Health Recovery by Ryan Faughnder

7 Reasons America’s Mental Health Industry Is a Threat to Our Sanity by Bruce Levine

What’s Needed Next by Richard Frank

Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs


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