Certain activities and a variety of drugs increase the release of dopamine. The more it’s released, the more addicting the activity or substance.
Eating food raises your dopamine level by 125% where sex increases it 150%.
Nicotine ramps up the release by 200% making it very difficult to kick the habit.
Cocaine jacks it up by 300%.
Methamphetamine increases dopamine dumping by a staggering 1000%. You can see why it’s ultra-addicting.
At some point, brain cells stop accepting dopamine, so you’ve gotta use more drugs to get the same sensation. The addiction cycle is firmly in place.
Now that you know the risk, you can make smarter choices.
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