How does meth affect dopamine?

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In a big way! The whole rush u get is from the levels of dopamine in your brain... think of it this way.. your brain is the Hoover dam with a tiny hole in it that lets just the right amount of water or dopamine thru to keep things balanced. Meth takes that same hole and rips it open into a huge hole. Now u have dopamine levels flooding thru creating over exaggerated feelings of happiness and euphoria. The problem is when u start coming down, the dam, aka your brain rapidly works on fixing this. It goes from that gaping hole to back to small again thus creating overwhelming feelings of sadness, depression, etc. Hope my analogy was helpful!

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Meth affects the central nervous system by flooding the brain with dopamine, the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of pleasure and reward. Because meth provides the brain with an artificial source of dopamine, it can cause the neurotransmitter to fire abnormally. The brain will then chase that rush of dopamine, quickly facilitating addiction to meth. It may then be difficult for the brain to produce dopamine normally without the presence of meth.

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