February 20

The Friends Open Mind Program, “Dopamine Nation”

Thursday, March 3
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PSTOf Sound MindRegistration is required for this 
free live private Zoom event.Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program with Anna Lembke, MD, author of The New York Times best-selling bookDopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence.  In Dopamine Nation, Dr. Lembke, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic, explores the secret to finding balance in our dopamine-overloaded world.  An eye-opening survey on pleasure-seeking and addiction, Dopamine Nation, discusses the exciting new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain,…and what we can do about it.   Looking at our dependence on the smartphone, the modern-day hypodermic needle that delivers digital dopamine 24/7 for a wired generation, Dr. Lembke shows us how we have all become vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption, whether it be over-indulging on technology, social media, food, work or sex, and explains the personal and societal price of being ruled by the next fix.  Dr. Lembke is also the author of Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop, which was highlighted in The New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic.  She recently appeared on the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives. Karen Miotto, MD, will join Dr. Lembke in discussion. Dr. Miotto is the Director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Service and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA’s Semel Institute.To watch videos of our past Open Mind programs, please visit www.friendsofnpi.org/open-mind-videos or our YouTube Channel.