All Kinds of News for November 09, 2016
Gabor Matte, MD, author of "In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction" headed into the field with co-founders Drew Hornbeck and Steve Sawyer to visit a girls group on expedition. According to Mr. Hornbeck, "It was a privilege to collaborate with Dr. Maté and have him engage with our students".
Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focuses on addiction. He has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, an Honorary (Law) Degree from the University of Northern British Columbia, an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University, and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University and an acclaimed speaker and bestselling author.
Steve Sawyer commented, "Dr. Mate's core message is very aligned with ours: that the source of addiction is not to be found in genes, but in the early childhood environment and that the question should not be why the addiction, but instead why the pain and loss".
"I recently had the inspiring experience of visiting the New Vision Wilderness youth camp near Bend, Oregon, meeting with staff and their young clients. The latter were all young women with troubled histories. I was most impressed by how openly, insightfully, and courageously, after only a few weeks in the wilderness program, these young people shared about themselves and what they had learned. I have hardly ever seen trauma-informed theory, compassionate intention and expert practice melded together so humanely and effectively as in the New Vision Wilderness program. I can’t recommend NVW too highly."