Gabor Maté, MD
“The first question—always—is not ‘Why the addiction?’ but ‘Why the pain?’”
Award-winning author and physician Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.
Evo is delighted to have Dr. Maté as a key advisor to the program. His work informs Evo’s understanding of addiction, clinical philosophy, and vision.
Learn more about Dr. Gabor Maté’s writings and work.