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17: Trauma (with Dr. Gabor Maté)

Dr. Gabor Maté is a world-renowned trauma expert who can (and will) deconstruct your happy childhood in a matter of minutes. At least, that’s what he did to our host, Stephanie. We start this episode with the question, “Why?” Why would someone get addicted to opioids? In this riveting interview, Dr. Maté expands our definition of trauma, breaks down how childhood trauma leaves wounds and how addictions of every kind are an attempt to soothe those wounds, and explains that healing is possible. 

Please note, Last Day contains strong language, mature themes, and may not be appropriate for all listeners. 

Heart of the Matter with Elizabeth Vargas​

Our new podcast interview series, hosted by Elizabeth Vargas, gives guests the opportunity to share their personal, candid stories about addiction. It offers a space to open up about substance use and mental health, to share the ways in which people are shifting their narrative – in their own relationships and across communities – to support the cause of ending addiction in our country. 

Available here, via iTunesSpotifyGoogle and wherever you get your podcasts. 

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Last Updated: 3/9/2021

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