Time: April 29, 2011 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Skirball Cultural Center
Street: 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.
City/Town: Los Angeles, CA 90049
Website or Map: http://www,writersintreatment…
Event Type: book, signing, reception, and, lecture.
Organized By: Leonard Buschel
Latest Activity: Apr 14, 2011
Pasadena Recovery Center & Writers In Treatment, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, are presenting world-renowned author and addiction expert Dr. Gabor Maté on April 29, 2011 at 7:30PM at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. VIDEOS at www.writersintreatment.org
Gabor Mate, M.D. is the author of four best selling books translated into over fifteen languages. His most recent book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, is based on his twelve years working with addicts and alcoholics at the Portland Hotel (public clinic) in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
VIDEOS of Gabor Maté>CLICK HERE http://www.writersintreatment.org/
Dr. Maté’s talk will address:
• What is the source of addictions?
• The false “blessings” of addiction as interpreted by the addict (e.g., as emotional anesthetic, as personality booster, as social lubricant, and so on).
• The development of the addicted mind: how early childhood experiences shape the brain.
• The social basis of addiction in economic, cultural and political dislocation and disempowerment.
• The need to rewrite our draconian drug laws and decriminalize all recreational drugs.
No charge to the public for this very special Los Angeles appearance by Canadian author and healer Dr. Gabor Maté. Suggested donation $15.00. No one will be turned away. Parking is FREE.
All proceeds benefit Writers In Treatment’s Jewelle Sturm Memorial Fund.
About Writers In Treatment
Writers In Treatment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization grounded in the arts and recovery fields. W.I.T.’s primary purpose is to save lives through promoting and providing “treatment” as the best first step solution for addiction, alcoholism and other self-destructive behaviors. We also offer educational, prevention and awareness programs through our W.I.T. Author/Outreach Series. For more information: Leonard Buschel 818-762-0461.