“Social media is a drug.”
Anna Lembke was one of the first physicians in the US to speak openly about the opioid epidemic. As one of country’s top psychiatric experts on addiction, Dr. Lembke has been repeatedly called upon in cases of federal litigation against big pharma. She is, however, perhaps best known for her work on the highly addictive nature of digital products, having starred in the 2020 Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma. Her forthcoming book, Dopamine Nation, explores how digital products hijack our reward pathways, undermining our individual agency.