Addiction to pornography, alcohol, cocaine, and the like is destroying the lives of young men and women all over the country.
Addiction rubs people of their dignity, respect, income, and relationships. Nobody wakes up and says ‘I WANT TO BE AN ADDICT’ It creeps in on you, one sip of alcohol, one clip of pornography, one sniff of cocaine and boom! you’re addicted and can’t seem to stop. You go deeper and deeper into the Rabbit hole.
Do you want to be free? Do you want to get your dignity back? Do you want your godhood back? If your answer is YES! then lets go.
There is a neurotransmitter released by your brain called DOPAMINE. Some of the functions of dopamine are: motivation, pleasure, reward, and mood.
Dopamine is released into our brains during pleasurable activities like: sex, pornography, or taking drugs like cocaine. When that happens, the person finds a way to return to the activity to get ‘A DOPAMINE FIX’ This is the reason why addicts can do anything or sell anything to engage in their addictions.
Dopamine is not bad, but excessive and abnormal release of it or a lack of is a problem.
DOPAMINE AND RATS
Research was done with rats in a cage filled with food , the dopamine receptors in the rats brains where turned off, though there was a lot of food in the cage the rats starved to death because they lacked the ‘motivation’ TO MOVE and get the food because the dopamine receptors in their brain was turned off.
DOPAMINE, ADDICTS, AND PEOPLE
Drug addiction and pornography stimulates the dopamine receptors in the brain to a very high and abnormal level this is why addicts act funny and violent without their fix.
Sex, whether imaginary or real raises the dopamine level to 200% and cocaine raises the dopamine level by 300%. While you can stop cocaine for a bit so you don’t get overdosed and die (though that kills a lot of addicts. OVER PLEASURE)
Pornography addiction, can go on and on, because it is easily accessible and cheap, but its effect are destructive.
Our body always go for balance or homeostasis, so when the demand for dopamine is too much, it naturally reduces the dopamine receptors so the addict lacks dopamine.
THE EFFECTS OF LOW AMOUNTS OF DOPAMINE
- Lack of motivation: This is the reason why addicts of all kinds lack motivation to chase their dreams, they become lazy because of a reduction of dopamine.
- Fatigue: They are always tired
- Lack Social Skills
- Have serious mood issue
HOW TO OVERCOME THE ADDICTION
- Change your environment
- Report your addiction to a trusted person so they can hold you accountable
- Reward yourself every week, day, and month you go without the addiction
- Stay away from anybody or situation and usually triggers your addiction
- Pray and fast about it seriously
- Get scriptures that address your issues
Addiction is terrible, i am writing from a place of love, not judgement i have relatives that are battling their addictions so i know deeply the issues.
I wish well on your journey to wholeness and freedom. God bless you.