Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence

Do you have a habit you want to stop? Is habit the right word, or is it really an addiction? In today’s high-octane, stimulation-filled world, the number of addictions has become staggering. The easy availability of anything from prescription drugs to online shopping is making it harder to enjoy everyday life without seeking a hit of dopamine every few minutes. This is why Dopamine Nation is such an important read. Anna Lembke, a professor of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, uses this book to explain the need for dopamine hits that everyone experiences and, more importantly, how to control it. With engaging anecdotes backed up with science, Dr Lembke tells how her patients overcame their addictions and how you can do the same. As you will discover in Dopamine Nation, there is no easy answer, but there are solutions that you can use to fight your own dopamine addiction.