GABA: The Link Between Nicotine and Addiction
Recent studies in the medical field have shown that the neurotransmitter known as GABA directly impacts the probability of nicotine addiction. GABA, which is short for Gamma-aminobutyric acid, is a neurotransmitter found in the central nervous system and in the retina. GABA is neurotransmitter that works to diminish the effects of other neurotransmitters such as dopamine.
The findings that current research is beginning to show is that there is a direct link between the levels of nicotine intake and the deactivation of GABA. The results of this connection indicate a clear relationship between GABA and nicotine addition. Science is beginning to concur that nicotine increases its addictive ability by shutting down GABA's ability to control the euphoric effects of dopamine and other neurotransmitters.
If this scientific research breakthrough stands, then a very important piece to unraveling of nicotine addiction has been put in place and with that a possible beginning of the end to one of the most difficult addictions in existence.