Did you know that people who seek high-sensation experiences are more vulnerable to substance abuse? Why? It all has to do with a powerful neurochemical known as “adrenaline.”
We’re all familiar with adrenaline. It’s released whenever we feel strong emotions like excitement, danger or fear. An “adrenaline rush” occurs when our body senses danger and goes into its “fight or flight” mode. This is a normal part of life. But, some people seek for high-sensation activities. We often refer to these individuals as “adrenaline junkies.” The downside to this tendency is that these people are far more likely to fall into the trap of drug and alcohol addiction!
Higher Addiction Rates
Check out this fascinating article in Psychology Today and see if you and someone you love is is addicted to adrenaline and as a result is more vulnerable to substance abuse—https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/science-choice/201508/can-you-be-addicted-adrenaline
If you or someone you care about is struggling under the heavy burden of drug of alcohol addiction, take the first step on your path to breaking free—come in for a free Clinical Addiction Assessment and find out your best options for moving forward.
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