Boosting your serotonin and dopamine levels is extremely important in addiction recovery! Petting an animal releases these important ‘happy’ chemicals in your brain, and has been significant in early recovery success. The Addictions Coach loves that we can offer the use of therapy dogs for this very reason! Even visiting a shelter or a friend with a pet can help you feel happier today! Check out the excerpt from IHeartDogs below:
New Research Shows That Petting Dogs Is Like A Drug For Our Brains
We’ve already talked about how dogs can help improve depression and your overall health, but new research is showing exactly how petting a dog affects our brains, and it’s just one more way that dogs make our lives better. Here’s how petting a dog impacts your brain, along with other ways dogs improve our lives.