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BasilZero said:
curl-6 said:

Well, our brains are wired to seek out novel and pleasurable experiences.

Do you consume alcohol or caffeine? If so, it's probably because they make you feel good; a lot of people smoke weed or take LSD or MDMA for the same reason.

For a lot of people battling mental health problems and/or horrible life circumstances, drugs also offer an escape from feeling like shit all the time.

I dont consume alcohol or anything that has caffeine.

The only liquids I drink are either Water or Milk.

I dont drink coffee, tea, juices, sodas, alcohol, etc.

There's plenty of other pleasurable things to engage with to ease one's mind off of stuff than consuming drugs or consuming unhealthy substances.

And we seek out those other things too; sex and food for example, both of which can also be unhealthy. Heck, even video games too.

Anything that we enjoy causes our brains to release dopamine which makes us feel good, conditioning us to repeat the behaviour.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.