Dopamine and Addiction

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The neurochemical dopamine is the central player in all addictions, and can be found in most every article on addiction, reward, motivation, or learning. For exmaple a Google scholar search for dopamine + addiction returns 200,000 items. Dopamine dysregulation is at the heart of porn addiction, cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Restoring normal dopamine function and sensitivity is a key to porn recovery.

This section contains both lay articles for the general public, and research articles. If you are not an expert in addiction, I suggest starting with the lay articles, they are marked with an "L"