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Re: Is dopamine envolved with Alcohol? 1980Monroe

Posted by cpallen79 on July 21, 2004, at 16:48:40

In reply to Is dopamine envolved with Alcohol?, posted by 1980Monroe on July 21, 2004, at 15:57:35

I believe it increases serotonin AND dopamine. BarbaraCat, Chemist, or Sadpanda might know this, they 're pretty good with the chemistry stuff. If I remember (bad at remembering things here!) I'll ask my brother's friend as he iis in grad school for neurosciences with an emphasis on addiction and recovery.


> I'm saying if that's what makes drinking "rewarding", and causes addiction. I know it works with GABA, but what about all the other neurotransmitters?
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> Is this why people abuse alcohol?
>
> I dont belive benzo's such as Xanax deal with dopamine, but im not *sure*, but still people abuse it anyways, same to barbiturates.
>
> Can somebody anwnser this?
>
>


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