Dr. Mike Dow, a psychotherapist and addiction recovery expert, explains on "Anderson," that he helps addicts overcome their addictions by replacing the addiction with other items, or actions that will help achieve the same emotion their addiction brings them.
Dr. Mike understands that it's important to boost a recovering addict's mood without introducing their addiction into the situation, which can be accomplished by raising a person's dopamine and serotonin levels.
For tips on how to raise the dopamine and serotonin level in your life, or in the life of an addict you love, read through for some of Dr. Mike's serotonin and dopamine-boosting activities.
Increase Serotonin: Breathe Deeply for Five Minutes
Increase Serotonin: Cuddle with Your Significant Other or Pet
Increase Serotonin: Do Your Errands on Foot or on Your Bike
Increase Serotonin: Join a Support Group
Increase Serotonin: Listen to Classical or Peaceful Music