by | Nov 23, 2018


“Not why the addiction, but why the pain?”
- Gabor Maté, M.D., In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Evo’s treatment model emerges the latest research on root causes and solutions to addiction. The following are some resources:


Alexander, Bruce K., M.D. The Globalization of Addiction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Watch interview with Dr. Alexander.

Hari, Johann. Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War On Drugs. First U.S. edition. New York, New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. Watch Hari’s TED talk.

Maté, Gabor, MD. In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2008. Watch Dr. Maté’s TED talk.

Szalavitz, Maia. Unbroken Brain. New York: Picador, 2016. Listen to Szalavitz’s interview on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Therapeutic Approach

Mott, Stephen, MA and MFT & Timothy Gysin MS and MFT. (2003). Post-
Modern Ideas in Substance Abuse Treatment
, Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 3:3, 3-19.

Wade, Alan. (1997). Small Acts of Living: Everyday Resistance to Violence and Other Forms of Oppression, Contemporary Family Therapy, 19:1, 23-39.

Sanders, Colin James. A Poetics of Resistance: Compassionate Practice in Substance Misuse Therapy. In: Brown, Catrina and Tod Augusta Scott, Eds. Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2007.


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