Drug Abuse And Isolation In In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts

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Drug abuse and addiction create powerlessness and isolation. People often turn to drugs to help them forget. It is an increasing problem in today's society. In the novel In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate, the author makes a point that a “hurt is the center of all addictive behaviors.” Many dismiss their bad habits comfortably, giving them the idea that everything is okay. The effects that drugs cause can differ from person to person. Being out of touch with reality, addicts continue to use in spite of all the problems that are associated with it; brain problems, early childhood, and feelings. An addiction is not fully psychological, the brain has a tactic to shut down at any given point. Pain becomes unbearable to where one reaches

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