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#215: Dr Anna Lembke - Dopamine, Addiction, Pleasure and Pain, Brokenness & The Importance of Truth

Dr Anna Lembke is an American psychiatrist who is Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University. Anna is a specialist in the opioid epidemic in the United States, and the author of Drug Dealer, MD and Anna’s new book is called Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, was released in August 2021. Buy here:

In this conversation, Anna & I discuss:
- The role of Dopamine
- Dopamine and addiction
- The psychology of an addict
- Why Anna's patients are her hero's
- How to navigate difficult conversations
- The cost of cheap dopamine
- Recovery from addiction
- Why AA & 12 steps work
- Much more

Links: (video interviews)​​​​ (Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Newsletter)​​​​