What You'll Learn:
Anna Lembke is an American psychiatrist, Program Director of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. In her recent bestselling book Dopamine Nation, Lembke compiles decades of research and expertise on addiction. She also tells personal anecdotes of patients from her clinical practice. As she sees it, their addiction experiences are not as distant from our lives as we might think. Instead, their stories are like those of a prophet, teaching us who we truly are. Living in a culture primarily motivated by high-dopamine rewards, it has become crucial that we all learn how to balance pleasure and pain.