Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
All around us people are looking at their phones too much, eating too much, drinking too much. Our world is addicted to fleeting distracting pleasures that get us nowhere. Dr Anna Lembke provides a clear way back to a balanced life.
This audiobook is about pleasure. It's also about pain. Most importantly, it's about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever finding balance is essential. We're living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting, Facebooking, Instagramming, YouTubing, tweeting.... The increased numbers, variety and potency are staggering. The smartphone is the modern-day hypodermic needle, delivering digital dopamine 24/7 for a wired generation. As such, we've all become vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption.
In Dopamine Nation, Dr. Anna Lembke, psychiatrist and author, explores the exciting new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain...and what to do about it. Condensing complex neuroscience into easy-to-understand metaphors, Lembke illustrates how finding contentment and connectedness means keeping dopamine in check. The lived experiences of her patients are the gripping fabric of her narrative. Their riveting stories of suffering and redemption give us all hope for managing our consumption and transforming our lives. In essence, Dopamine Nation shows that the secret to finding balance is combining the science of desire with the wisdom of recovery.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 11 minutes|
|Author||Dr Anna Lembke|
|Narrator||Dr Anna Lembke|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||30 September 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 301 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
3 in Substance Abuse & Recovery
3 in Neuroscience (Books)
7 in Biological Sciences (Audible Books & Originals)
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The book is also a call to change our way of living and provides some pointers to how to do that.
If I had any suggestion for improvement it would be for a second edition to include a bit more guidance on how to have healthier relationships with things that can’t be given up entirely, like food, exercise and smartphones.
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It was a page turner for me, and I felt the "pain" associated with our dopamine system when I finished it.
To anyone who wants to learn about the mechanism I’d suggest the Huberman Lab podcast or the book: “The molecule of more”