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Dopamine Nation

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

Dr. Anna Lembke, medical director of addiction medicine at Stanford University and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, has written a fascinating book about the role dopamine plays in all addictions (drugs, alcohol, food, social media, gaming, sex, exercise). Her thesis is that these addictions do not relieve pain, but CAUSE it. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/08/25/1030930259/in-dopamine-nation-overabundance-keeps-u-s-craving-more


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