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Your Brain Off Porn (with Greg Oliver)

August 09, 2021 Drew Boa
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Your Brain Off Porn (with Greg Oliver)
Show Notes

Why is it so difficult to stop using porn? What brain chemicals are involved, and how do they work together? Listen to recovery coach Greg Oliver answer these questions with sharp insights from neuroscience and Scripture.

Dopamine & Norepinephrine = anticipation and arousal
Oxytocin & Vasopressin = bonding and mate selection
Serotonin & Prolactin = soothing relaxation and sleep

If you would like a summary of all the research we shared today, email Greg Oliver at [email protected].

Greg is a certified Sexual Recovery Pastoral Counselor and the Director/Co-founder (with his wife Stacey) of Awaken, a ministry that helps individuals, couples, and ministry leaders find hope and resources for sexual brokenness. Awaken offers in-person & virtual recovery meetings, 1-on-1 and couples coaching, and recovery intensives & workshops. Learn more at awakenrecovery.com.

Other resources mentioned in this episode:
Slave Master: How Pornography Changes Your Brain (by Donald Hilton)
Supernormal Stimuli (summarizing research by Nikolaas Tinbergen)
Everything You Know About Addiction Is Wrong (by Johann Hari)

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