Darius Butkevicius’ micro-fiction Sleeping Beauty impacted my life, perhaps forever. His Sleeping Beauty was an opioid addict in an overdose induced coma. Her story resonated with me because I see all addiction as an attempt to soothe the self, a response to traumas overt or repressed. When Darius Butkevicius and I had a chit-chat in the comments, he recommended Dr. Gabor Maté. After finding the psychiatrist on YouTube I listened for hours.
Naturally, having found a treasure, my next impulse was wanting to share Dr. Gabor Maté, with everyone! Here’s one of many interviews to get you started: