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There are many addictive substances on planet earth, and most consumers never meant to become so hooked that they can’t find a way to quit, or even cut back. As with most addictive substances, the more often the frequency of use, and the more potent the substance, the more dopamine is released in the brain, but over time, this fuels serious mental and physical health issues.

When trying to cut back or quit addictive, dopamine-heightening substances, a person’s dopamine levels are quite low, waiting for the addictive ‘crutch’ to assist, and that’s when stress, depression, and anxiety drag most people right back into their bad habits.

Dopamine correlation linked to depression, anxiety, and multiple mood disorders

Dopamine is a chemical released in the brain that helps nerve cells send messages that are important for both the brain and the body. This ‘feel good’ hormone is regulated by the body, but addictive substances disrupt normal production, causing dysfunction of neurotransmitters, and can create a roller-coaster effect of thrilling highs but intolerable lows.

According to scientific research, dopamine plays a vital role in anxiety modulation in different parts of the brain. Low levels can make someone feel less motivated, and less excited about things, and can lead to mental illnesses, including depression and psychosis. As part of the brain’s reward system, dopamine helps us feel pleasure, and activities we already enjoy (like sex, roller coasters, and special foods) get boosted with a “dopamine rush,” sometimes triggered by even just thinking about them.

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