Depressed? Anxious? No Attention Span? You Might Be a Dopamine Addict. Here's how you fix it.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is released in the brain as a reward for achieving a goal.  Very effective when used properly, but really bad when used wrong. 

Many addictive drugs increase dopamine activity, but lots of seemingly harmless things (sugar, social media, video games, etc) effect our dopamine levels in similar ways, and can be linked to anxiety and depression. 

I had been struggling with depression and motivation problems for years, and my self-help research sort of reached a tipping point when I saw this video.  

I like the concept of dopamine addiction as a mental framework to understand what's going on with my brain, and as a starting point for hacking my way to where I want to be.  

My healing process involves lots of meditation, hip hop music, and of course, drawing.

When I crave the hit of dopamine, instead of rewarding myself for doing nothing, I try to achieve something, to check something off of my to-do list.   

It works to give me that good feeling, plus it helps me actually contributes to bettering my life.  

For example, today I uploaded this drawing up to a print-on-demand site and wrote a blog post about it.  That way, my fans can CLICK HERE to buy printed stuff like tee shirts or stickers with this image on it.  

Hopefully, sharing my experience helps other people, too.  

I'm not a doctor or anything, just a recovering dopamine junkie.  Look for treatment or support groups in your area if you need them!  Self-care is a priority!  
Anyways, that's all I got for now.

Thanks for reading, fam!


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So that's all for now, fam.   Thanks again for reading! 

-Samax ("some AX") Amen

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