California psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke was Tucker Carlson's guest on Wednesday's “Tucker Carlson Today” on Fox Nation.
Lembke, of Stanford University, told Carlson that addiction overall is a contemporary "plague", and that it will likely be an affliction that will affect the human race for the foreseeable future:
"I really do think that addiction is the modern plague. I think it's the quintessential problem of modernity, and one that we're going to be contending with for the next-- I don't know, however many hundreds of years," she said.
Lembke said that some Americans have no problem when it comes to being addicted to controlled substances, drugs including caffeine, or social media – remarking she herself doesn't feel affected by alcohol or caffeinated beverages.