Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 02/17/2017

Dopamine Dialogue Facebook page videos

I’ve posted some videos explaining the cycle of addiction and codependency on the Dopamine Dialogue facebook page. Follow the link above.

A research group has identified an enzyme whose production is turned off in nerve cells of the frontal lobe when alcohol dependence develops. The deficiency in this enzyme leads to continued use of alcohol despite adverse consequences.

Source: People with alcohol dependency lack important enzyme: Dependence-induced increase of alcohol self-administration and compulsive drinking mediated by the histone methyltransferase PRDM2

Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 10/27/2015

Drug Abuse, Dopamine, and The Brain’s Reward System

Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 06/03/2015

Remembering Last Night in the Morning

Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 05/14/2015

The Likely Cause of Addiction?

Interesting article: “So the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.”

Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 02/10/2015

Why Teens Can’t Always Resist Temptation

I love Nora Volkow – she is such a genius and the research being done at the NIDA is making great strides with the treatment and understanding of Addiction. Her latest blog entry re: teens and addiction has a lot of great info on why teens are so susceptible to trying substances and becoming addicted:

Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 02/04/2015

Dying To Be Free

“Chemistry, not moral failing, accounts for the brain’s unwinding. In the laboratories that study drug addiction, researchers have found that the brain becomes conditioned by the repeated dopamine rush caused by heroin. “The brain is not designed to handle it,” said Dr. Ruben Baler, a scientist with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. “It’s an engineering problem.” ”

Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 12/18/2014

Using AA Slogans to Deal with Holiday Stress

Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 12/18/2014

It Takes A Family

Posted by: dopaminedialogue | 12/01/2014

AA is being sued. What are your thoughts?

read the article here:

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