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Possible Factors for Substance Abuse

Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that is most associated with focus, motivation and addiction. Dopamine is responsible for our pleasure/reward system. Many drugs, alcohol, stimulants boost dopamine levels bringing a sense of pleasure. Inhibitory neurotransmitters such as serotonin and GABA are often depleted in individuals experiencing or recovering from addiction.

Ways to measure these neurotransmitters

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