Dopamine is released when one anticipates a pleasurable event says https://www.psywww.com/intropsych/ch09-motivation/pleasure-and-pain.html.
"People with more sensitivity to ritalin rated higher on Depue's positive emotionality index. "When our dopamine system is activated, we are more positive, excited and eager to go after goals or rewards, such as food, sex, money, education or professional achievements," according to Depue (Lang, 1996)/
Dopamine is associated with anticipation of sex, drugs, drinking, getting money, winning competitions, and religious worship. Religious worship? Yes, Previc (2006) summarizes the relevant research showing "dopaminergic activation as the leading neurochemical feature associated with religious activity." Dopamine is apparently a marker for the purusit [sic] of enjoyment of any type."
Is it released instantly like adrenaline, or more slowly?