August 14, 2023
1 hr.


Dr. Anna Lembke
Dr. Anna Lembke

In this episode of “The Resilient Surgeon” podcast, host Dr. Michael Maddaus talks with Dr. Anna Lembke, chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine, and author of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, about the neuroscience of addiction.  It’s a fascinating discussion on the biology and psychology of why people become addicted to certain substances and behaviors and the key role that "dopamine balance" plays in creating addiction. 

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