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The Downside of Dopamine

I’ve written many blog posts applauding the benefits of dopamine and how we can use it to our advantage.

In this post, I want to explore the downside of dopamine and how we create vicious dopamine cycles that keep us trapped in unhealthy habits that make us really unhappy.

The Survival Benefit of Dopamine (a quick review)

Dopamine helped us survive as a species by pushing us to seek and find again and again.