Think Forum Virtual Event: "Pain, Pleasure, and the Addictive Chase for Dopamine"

Case Western Reserve University invites the campus and Greater Cleveland community to engage with prominent academic leaders and international experts through the Think Forum lecture series. This event will now be virtual and can be viewed here>>. There will be no in-person event. See below for details.

Anna Lembke, MD

Think Forum F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished  Lecture Series featuring Anna Lembke, MD




Virtual Event

The Think Forum F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture featuring Anna Lembke, MD will take place on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm and will now be a virtual event and can be viewed here>>. There will be no in-person event. 

If you have already registered, we encourage you to re-register at the link below to receive a viewing link, updated information, and reminders. If you had previously paid for parking, you will be refunded. Thank you for understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact with any questions.

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Anna Lembke, MD

Pain, Pleasure, and the Addictive Chase for Dopamine

Dr. Lembke is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. In 2016, she published Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop (Johns Hopkins University Press), which was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read in the quest to understand the opioid epidemic. Dr. Lembke also appeared in the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, which provides an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives. In her new book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Dutton/Penguin Random House, August 2021), an instant New York Times bestseller, Dr. Lembke explores how to moderate compulsive overconsumption in a dopamine-overloaded world.

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