Neurotransmitters: Slaves to Addiction

Chemicals that are used to relay, modulate, and/or relay various messages between a neuron and another cell are known as neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are typically divided into three categories: amino acids, peptides, and monoamines.


More importantly than their classification may be the various effects neurotransmitters have on one's body as a whole. Categorizing different neurotransmitters with their appropriate effect is especially beneficial when dealing with substances such as those found in use by people with addiction problems.


Below is a short list of those neurotransmitters that can adversely affect a person's well being when damaging and addictive substances are ingested:


Acetylcholine
Norepinephrine
Dopamine
Serotonin
GABA
Glycin
Neuromodulators

 

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