Problem

Stress addiction

Nature:
A number of activities and situations increase the flow of the brain's opiates, creating a sense of euphoria or excitement. One of these is stress. When a person is in a stressful situation endorphins are produced reducing pain and creating a sense of joy. Endorphins are much like morphine in their effect. Sports people, religious practitioners and military personnel use this effect to enhance their activities.
Broader Problems:
Addiction
Related Problems:
Work addiction
Aggravates:
Occupational stress
Values:
Addiction
Stress
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET