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Does a physical addiction like gambling affect the body the way meth addiction does?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Similar

Most addictions seem to affect similar brain pathways connected to the neurotransmitter Dopamine linked to pleasure.
Some agents, like methamphetamine , have especially powerful effects.

In brief: Similar

Most addictions seem to affect similar brain pathways connected to the neurotransmitter Dopamine linked to pleasure.
Some agents, like methamphetamine , have especially powerful effects.
Dr. Peter Forster
Dr. Peter Forster
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

However, there will be changes in the way the certain areas of the brain function- similar to that of more traditional drug addictions.
Interstingly, naltrexone-an opioid blocker, has been shown to reduce gambling in certain studies in the past.

In brief: No

However, there will be changes in the way the certain areas of the brain function- similar to that of more traditional drug addictions.
Interstingly, naltrexone-an opioid blocker, has been shown to reduce gambling in certain studies in the past.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Thank
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