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… So Pleasure Will Be Followed By Pain

When we feel pleasure, our brain releases a little bit of the neurotransmitter dopamine in our brain’s reward pathway, and our balance tips slightly to the side of pleasure. But no sooner has that happened than our brain adapts to the increased dopamine by down-regulating my dopamine receptors and dopamine transmission. Why? Because, for the balance to level, it has to tip an equal and opposite amount to the other side, the side of pain. This is the aftereffect, the hangover, the comedown.

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