Episode 19: Dr Anne Lembke
We've reached the tipping point in our evolution where instead of dying from external risk factors like predators and the elements, we are now dying of things we do to ourselves. In a world of excess and unlimited access to dopamine, addiction has become a problem for all of us, not just those who are genetically vulnerable. Today we speak to Dr. Anna Lembke, psychiatrist and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University. We talk about the overuse of medication to numb human suffering, the concept of making friends with pain, and insight as the key to successful recovery from compulsive overindulgence. You can find Dr. Lembke's book 'Dopamine Nation' available on Amazon.