NewYork-Presbyterian

Dopamine Reset: Reclaim Control Over Your Life With Michelle Loy, MD

Within the modern dopamine-rich ecosystem, no one is immune from chronic exposure to intoxicants such as processed foods, social media, video games, gambling, alcohol, etc. Intoxicants can frequently lead to dependence and addiction, which come with associated physical and psychological repercussions. We all have adaptive and maladaptive ways of dealing with stress with differences in what activates our dopamine pathways. Are you aware of your “drug of choice?" For some, even reading, chess, or shopping can become “drugified."

Program Topics:

• Neuroscience behind pain and pleasure pathways and ways to rewire the brain’s reward pathway including hormesis

• Evidence-based “detox” from the process/behavioral addiction involving data gathering, observation of reason for substance/behavior, abstinence, mindfulness

• Develop insight on whether or how to reintegrate the substance/behavior in ways that are more balanced

• Learn about ways we can maintain dopamine elevation without experiencing withdrawal symptoms of anxiety, irritability, insomnia, dysphoria, and craving

• Re-establish the joy of rewiring the brain’s reward pathway, finding control over cravings, and reclaiming pleasure in broader areas of life

How to Sign Up:

To sign up, please contact Mary Acosta at maa2337@med.cornell.edu

*All patients should continue to collaborate with their current mental health specialist (psychiatrist, psychologist, or licensed counselor) prior to, during, and after the series. This SMA is not appropriate for situations requiring intensive outpatient therapy, residential, or hospital care, inability to stop on own, or life-threatening withdrawal risk.

We accept most insurances. Your insurance may cover the 1-hour group session, However, you might be responsible for a specialist copayment per session. You will also be responsible if you have a deductible or co-insurance.

Dial-In Information

To sign up, please contact Mary Acosta at maa2337@med.cornell.edu

Wednesday, February 28 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

More dates through March 20, 2024

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