Dr. Gabor Maté is the next speaker in Red Deer College’s public lecture series Perspectives: Canada in the World.
Maté, an expert in addiction, health and wellness and best-selling author, will be at the RDC Arts Centre on March 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., where he will present, From Fort McMurray and Syria to Red Deer: Trauma, Dislocation and Addiction in a Stressed Culture.
He will explore how trauma and dislocation at any stage of life can lead to addiction and mental health issues and will share how recognizing the root of the problem can help people develop a compassionate approach toward themselves and others, giving them the best chance to restore health and wholeness.
Recently retired from active practice, Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by addiction, mental illness, HIV and related conditions. For two years he was the onsite physician at Vancouver’s unique Supervised Injection Site, North America’s only such facility.
He is the author of four best-selling books published in 20 languages on five continents, including When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress and the award winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction.
Tickets for Perspectives are available through Black Knight Ticket Centre.