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Dopamine in love and addiction


ash.bekah
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Hello all, have a question I can't figure out. If I understand correctly, it is dopamine that gives the high that get people addicted to drugs and whatnot. However, is it not also what gives people the high and bliss of falling in love? So my question is: if dopamine produces the same feelings in love and addiction is there really a difference between the two? at the basic level are they the same thing? And also if anyone could just shed light on what those differences might be? And any other info please

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Yes. Dopamine is the chemical emitted when the pleasure centers of the brain are stimulated, whether by love or by drugs. The end result is the same, resulting in a feeling of euphoria, and withdrawal effects are the same.

Differences? One method involves drugs, and the other involves an object of your affection.

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