May 9, 2022 • 55M

#54 - Dr Anna Lembke - Addiction, Dopamine and Finding Balance

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Dr Anna Lembke is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic and a New York Times best-selling author, of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence.

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In this podcast, you will learn about:

- The pain/pleasure balance

- The mechanics of addiction

- Self-binding strategies for smartphones and social media

- How to embrace pain

- How to abstain and gain control

- Why living in the moment is difficult

- Ancient philosophy for modern life