Anytime someone hears the term “motivation,”
they should really supplant that with dopamine. Because without dopamine, you don’t have motivation. All drugs of abuse cause this unnatural rise
of dopamine. And because of that, they’re among the most
powerful experiences our brains can have. Individuals struggling with addiction are
actually battling millions of years of evolution because our brains are exquisitely evolved
to seek rewards. The body decreases the production of dopamine. Eventually you can’t even get enough dopamine
produced to get out of bed, let alone produce good relationships and good decision making. Methadone is our gold standard. It’s the most studied, it’s been around
forever. You attend a methadone clinic every day, you
get a dose of medication, it fills your receptor sites so that the cravings don’t happen.

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