The brain and addiction post #7Brain studies reveal that neurotransmitters greatly influence human behavior. The levels of neurotransmitters you are born with not only affect your personality, but also determine your predisposition towards addiction.

According to the latest brain studies, people with neurotransmitter imbalances are more likely to become addicted to drugs and alcohol. Why is that? Neurotransmitter imbalances lead to mental health problems. People experiencing these mental health problems (like depression and anxiety) often feel momentary relief when experimenting with drugs and alcohol, which frequently leads to addiction.

The good news about these brain studies: They have found that correcting these neurotransmitter imbalances can eliminate cravings, thus doing away with addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Learn more about these brain studies in Dr. Von Stieff’s book, Brain in Balance: Understanding the Genetics and Neurochemistry behind Addiction and Sobriety.