Top positive review
Very good book
1 February 2019
I really like Gabor Mate and wanted to love this book. It started great with description of addiction cases, people problem's and explaining how addicted brain works but then he got bogged down into politics and what government does/doesn't in the War on Drugs. I was more interested about how to manage/solve addictions. There is some information about it but not enough. The most practical chapter was for me chapter 31 ''Four Steps Plus One''. Even for this chapter the book was worth a buy. His writing style is also excellent. I'm going to read some more of his books.
PS Just realised that chapter 31 was based on Jeffrey M. Schwartz's book ''Brain Lock'' which I'm going to read next.