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Is drug addiction motivated by the desire to achieve euphoria or to avoid the downer?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both

Starts with experimentation and acting out ends up being hooked to avoid downers.

In brief: Both

Starts with experimentation and acting out ends up being hooked to avoid downers.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

Addiction is driven by Dopamine in the brain, the reward center , the desire to achieve a hedonic state in other words equal state .
A basic premise initially might be euphoria but later this is substituted by maintenance of function and not feeling sick in other words a hedonic state.

In brief: Both

Addiction is driven by Dopamine in the brain, the reward center , the desire to achieve a hedonic state in other words equal state .
A basic premise initially might be euphoria but later this is substituted by maintenance of function and not feeling sick in other words a hedonic state.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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