Psychology of Addiction | Dr. Gabor Maté ("The Culture High")

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"SMART RECOVERY AUSTRALIA - Psychology-based addiction recovery program. Learn more:

In a clip from the documentary “The Culture High,” Dr. Gabor Maté, a world-renowned speaker and best-selling author specialising in addiction, stress, and childhood development, explains why stigmatising addiction and treating addicts like criminals is an ineffective strategy in the fight against addiction.

What is SMART Recovery?

(Self-Management And Recovery Training)

A free group program, SMART Recovery helps people overcome problematic behaviours. These may include addiction to:
· Drugs
· Alcohol
· Cigarettes / nicotine
· Gambling
· Food
· Shopping
· Internet use
· And more.

Guided by trained facilitators with professional experience or personal experience overcoming addiction, participants learn to help themselves while also helping each other. As a group member, you’ll gain a variety of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques that you can apply to day-to-day situations."


"I am an addict. I am a liar; I am a cheat; I am a thief. I am all of these things when I am in addiction."


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