Season 2: episode 21 Discover U Podcast: Dr Anna Lembke, MD, The Dopamine Nation

JD Kalmenson’s interviews Dr. Anna Lembke about her latest book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, which explores why our relentless pursuit of pleasure ultimately leads to pain. Living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli, how do we resist overconsumption, and find true happiness? Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health: ​​Anna Lembke, MD is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she is the author of more than a hundred peer-reviewed publications, has testified before the United States House of Representatives and Senate. ork Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic (Zuger, 2018). Dr. Lembke appeared in the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives. Her latest book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Dutton/Penguin Random House, August 2021) was an instant New York Times bestseller and explores how to moderate compulsive overconsumption in a dopamine-overloaded world. Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety. @Montare Media ​

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