Reclaiming Balance in a Dopamine Saturated World


Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm
Cost: Free

CME: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits .
This activity is pending approval of Ethics credit.

CEU: The Ecumenical Center is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Texas for the following: LPC, LMFT, LSW, LCSW and LMSW. The evening keynote provides 1 Ethics Continuing Education Unit, and the lunchtime seminar provides 2 Ethics Continuing Education Units.

As the opioid crisis grows, Dr. Anna Lembke is exploring a deeper problem – the neurobiology of living in a dopamine-saturated world. The brain’s reward systems – while so necessary to survive from an evolutionary standpoint – may leave individuals susceptible to addiction in this modern world of plenty. With information coming at us from every direction, impacting the brain’s pleasure-pain balance, learning how to live in the world is one of the greatest challenges facing humans in next century. We all must learn to practice moderation, restraint and self-discipline in order to survive.

Dr. Lembke proposes that current day recovering addicts are already learning these skills. Is their experience in conquering addiction something we can all learn from?

Also join us for the evening keynote on Drug Dealer, MD, addressing the opioid crisis in America. Details.

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