jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007

Making Right Choices That Don't Damage Us

Discussion created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on May 11, 2018

How the Brain Gets Addicted to Gambling - Scientific American 

 

 

Our primal urges are what drive our behavior.

 

Whatever gives people the most dopamine is what they become addicted to. Had they never been introduced to it,

(likely by others) those receptors wouldn't have fired and, the addiction wouldn't have control.

 

Alcohol

Drugs

Nicotine

Food

Gambling

Sex

Power

 

There are good ways to get dopamine too

Sports

Music

Crafts & Hobbies

Volunteering

Interaction with other people

Outcomes