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Think Forum F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture Series

The Think Forum F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture featuring Anna Lembke, MD has been moved to a virtual event which will still take place on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 6:00 pm. It can be viewed here>>. For more information, contact

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Anna Lembke, MD
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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