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Addiction – Anxiety – Depression: A New Perspective, Harm Reduction Task Force Hastings and Prince Edward

Belleville, Ontario
April 17 & 18, 2013

Maranatha Auditorium, 100 College Street West
The Harm Reduction Task Force Hastings and Prince Edward is pleased to present speaker and bestselling author Dr. Gabor Maté. Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, from addiction to mind-body wellness, adolescent mental health, and parenting to name a few. As a writer and speaker, he is widely known for the power, insight, clarity, candor, compassion, humor, and warmth of his presentations.   During his two-day visit to Belleville Dr. Maté will speak  about two exciting topics that are part of his writings and international speaking tour

April 17, 6:30- 9:00 p.m.

Dr Maté will be presenting insights surrounding his book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts – Close Encounters with Addiction. In this timely and profoundly original book, Dr. Maté looks at the epidemic of various addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and outlines what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold. Starting with a dramatically close view of Maté's drug addicted patients.

April 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Dr. Maté will be presenting The Myth of Normal Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective. His presentation will explore the causes and “normality” of depression, anxiety and addictions in our society.  He will talk about mental illness and how it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization.

Tickets are $25 for each event and can be purchased at Health Units in Bancroft, Belleville, Madoc, Picton and Trenton; Mental Health Support Networks in Bancroft, Belleville, Kingston, Madoc, Napanee, Picton, Prescott and Trenton; Balu’s Pharmacy in Stirling; Gray’s IDA Drug Store in Napanee; Books & Company in Picton. Tickets will also be available at the door.

For more information or to register for this event:

Registration deadline is April 15.