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Anna Lembke



Anna Lembke, MD, is an American author, professor, and psychiatrist who specializes in addiction medicine. She is chief of Stanford University’s Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic.

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Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence

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.

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Does My Kid Have a Tech Addiction?

While addiction may make one think of hard drugs or alcohol, activities like video games, social media apps, and sites like YouTube can also become unhealthy addictions.

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Drug Dealer, MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop

The disturbing connection between well-meaning physicians and the prescription drug epidemic. Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Wow! The Dopamine Hack that will Wake You Up!

Author of Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke joins me this week to talk about pleasure, pain, dopamine and the brain!

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Constant Craving: How Digital Media Turned Us All into Dopamine Addicts

According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies, with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit. So how do we beat our digital dependency?

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The Social Dilemma

Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

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Why People Keep Scrolling When They Say They Are Done with Facebook

Why is it so hard to keep off the app if you have decided you are done with Facebook? Because the platform taps into our societal needs and biological drives to keep us coming back for more, experts say.

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In ‘Dopamine Nation,’ Overabundance Keeps Us Craving More

Dr. Anne Lembke’s new book, Dopamine Nation, explores the interconnection of pleasure and pain in the brain and helps explain addictive behaviors—not just to drugs and alcohol, but also to food, sex and smart phones.

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Q&A: Anna Lembke on Smartphone Technology Addiction

Stanford psychiatrist Anna Lembke M.D. sat down with The Daily to discuss her clinical work and how it relates to the increasing prevalence of technology addiction.

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How Yoga and Exercise Help with Addiction Recovery

Certain types of yoga can produce a natural “high” that can help those recovering from addiction. For Troy Jackson, yoga proved to be such a powerful recovery tool that he’s now a yoga teacher.

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