Drunk on Dopamine
We live in a society that loves to “binge” on things we like. These can be addictions to drugs or alcohol, but they can also be simple pleasures like Netflix, TikTok, or even junk food. There’s a sort of “seesaw” or “teeter totter” inside our brains that goes up and down, releasing chemicals we need to remain stable. Feeling low, we consume something pleasurable, so our brains will release more dopamine. Feeling happy, we have easy access to the stimuli, we can binge on it, throwing our dopamine levels off. In this episode, Tim and Andrew discuss practical ways to naturally enjoy healthy dopamine levels and how to teach those around us to do the same.
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