In this episode, Jim outlines the addictive nature of the brain chemical Dopamine and its role in a variety of addictions including porn. He gives us the science behind the reward pathways and what to do to break free.
1. Addiction is now understood as a brain disease
2. Because of the powerful feelings associated with dopamine, addiction can happen quickly.
3. We live in a world of abundance rather than scarcity, and our brains weren’t evolved for the “fire hose of dopamine”