God, this post was dumb in various ways.
>There's a prevalent idea that one can be dopamine fried from porn/sex/cigarettes/online but how much of is it actually based on neuroscience
It's called dopamine receptor downregulation and stems from having excessive exposure to activities/substances that release a lot of dopamine, leading to a regression of dopamine receptors. The inevitable consequence is that you need more dopamine than prior to feel as motivated to do something as before. Additionally, you re-enforce doing whatever has led you to develop dopamine downregulation in the first place - addiction. Problem is that many things we would deem productive release relatively little dopamine (such as reading a book or working out) in comparison to unproductive things, such as online pornography or scrolling through Instagram.
>an anti-social right
Please, don't throw buzzwords around. That was just as silly as saying SJW or post-modern neo-Marxism.
>for instance it's pretty common to see this type of retort used against lgbt people as an argument for why their life is both unhealthy and amoral.
Example? Never heard people using dopamine downregulation to argue against queers.
>I typically ignore it because there's a clear agenda
Must be the reason why you are so uneducated about it.
>If someone can recover from heroin and still experience happiness, can once even be 'fried' from twitter or nicotine or is it just a habitual behavior that can be corrected through willpower?Post too long. Click here to view the full text.