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What neurotransmitters are important in addiction?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Anti-Aging Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Dopa

Dopa receptors - learn more how this happens here - http://learn.
Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/addiction/drugs/.

In brief: Dopa

Dopa receptors - learn more how this happens here - http://learn.
Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/addiction/drugs/.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Also, glutamate, sertonin, GABA, norepinephrine
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Dopamine drives every addiction, it is the end point, and most important in driving the behavior of repetitive use of the substance.
It controls the motivation to use. Past Dopamine their is a long list that affect all aspects of addiction, withdrawal and relapse. Endorphins, serotonin, glutamate, gaba, endocannabinoids, norephinephrine, crf. These are the other major "players" in addiction.

In brief: Many

Dopamine drives every addiction, it is the end point, and most important in driving the behavior of repetitive use of the substance.
It controls the motivation to use. Past Dopamine their is a long list that affect all aspects of addiction, withdrawal and relapse. Endorphins, serotonin, glutamate, gaba, endocannabinoids, norephinephrine, crf. These are the other major "players" in addiction.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dopamine

While various addictive substances may have different particular neurotransmitters they first act on, their addictive nature is the result of a cascade of effects leading to the final common pathway of triggering Dopamine release in particular parts of the brain that fuel a sense of pleasure and reward.

In brief: Dopamine

While various addictive substances may have different particular neurotransmitters they first act on, their addictive nature is the result of a cascade of effects leading to the final common pathway of triggering Dopamine release in particular parts of the brain that fuel a sense of pleasure and reward.
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