RMA-Episode 58 Show Notes:
This week on RMA, we review Dopamine Nation, the new book written by Dr. Anna Lembke, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University and director of its dual diagnosis clinic.
This book is about pleasure. It’s also about pain. Most important, it’s about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever finding balance is essential. We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli that our brain is ill-equipped to handle. This leads to addictive behaviors and all the problems that flow from them.
In Dopamine Nation, Dr. Anna Lembke condenses the science and explains why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain…and what to do about it.
Plus, RMA goes to Court and battles the judge for Nat’s soul, on a fully adjudicated, plea-bargained, homeostatic episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.
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