Monday, August 29, 2022

1 pm MDT (12 pm PDT, 2 pm CDT, 3 pm EDT)

In our Conversations with Authors series we talked to author Dr. Anna Lembke about her latest book, Dopamine Nation. During this discussion, we talked about how dopamine works, what happens when it doesn’t, the pursuit of pleasure and how it often leads to pain, how to keep dopamine in check when you have Parkinson’s, and much more. Dr. Lembke’s stories are riveting and will make you look at dopamine in a whole new way. Grab her book (and remember to use AmazonSmile and select the Davis Phinney Foundation when you make a purchase if you’d like to make a small donation to support our programs) and get ready for a fascinating conversation.

Your Speaker for the Webinar

Anna Lembke

Anna Lembke is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she has published more than a hundred peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and commentaries. She sits on the board of several state and national addiction-focused organizations, has testified before various committees in the United States House of Representatives and Senate, keeps an active speaking calendar, and maintains a thriving clinical practice.

In 2016, she published Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), which was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic (Zuger, 2018). Dr. Lembke recently appeared on the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives.

Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Dutton/Penguin Random House, August 2021), an instant New York Times Bestseller, explores how to moderate compulsive overconsumption in a dopamine-overloaded world.

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