Welcome to Dopamine Nation

Despite a proliferation of treatment options in America, addictive behavior and unhealthy coping strategies are more common than ever. Here’s why.

“While we may admire the American impulse to applaud hard work, innovation, and daring, the rewards of these labors aren’t immediate. We’re an impatient nation; we seek more immediate gratification. We’ve come to accept an approach of “why wait?”, so we grab ahold of whatever it takes to feel better, to keep feeling better, to make it through the day. In our addicted culture, we go for the artificially-induced dopamine spike—and not just one, but one right after the next.”


Source: TheFix.com by Dr. Richard Juman  – July 30, 2012