What causes addiction?

1 Answer
Jun 1, 2016

Because the person is bombarded with feel good hormones mainly dopamine when they take a substance or do a specific act.


Dopamine is the feel good chemical of the brain. Once someone consumes drugs, alcohol, gambling or even playing video games, the brain will release dopamine and the person will associate the good feeling with that substance and/or activity and will look for that stimuli again to feel good over and over again until tolerance is developed and addiction has already taken over.