Dopamine: Are we all addicted to something?

The reward system in our brains that keeps us coming back for more

Stars Insider

03/07/20 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Science

Great progress has been made in the study of addiction in recent decades. It's now clear that addiction is not simply an unsavory affliction reserved for a small minority. In fact, it affects us all. The human brain encourages us to repeat behaviors that are necessary for our survival, but nowadays there's a huge range of non-essential stimuli being thrown into the mix. Gaming, drugs, gambling, and smart phones are just some of the modern pleasures we're becoming addicted to. Click through the following gallery to learn more about the different kinds of addictions, and see if you find yourself on the list.

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