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?
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