Dopamine is the magical chemical we are all chasing. Dopamine makes us feel good and gives us a sense of well-being. Human behaviors are influenced by brain dopamine levels via the reward pleasure area of our brains referred to as the mesolimbic region. Addiction disorders are genetic brain disorders influenced by a patient’s psychosocial environment.
The gold standard today among addiction specialists in treating addiction disorders is medically assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is evidence based and works particularly well for patients with opioid use disorders. This book is an excellent reference guide to help patients better understand their addiction disorders, currently available treatments, and how to achieve a meaningful recovery.