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First, alcohol hijacks the reward systems of the pos in charge of detecting and experiencing pleasure through the release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens and the ventral tegmental area with a pleasurable stimulation that far exceeds the normal pleasures of life such as eating and sexual reproduction.

Made df searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Can the human frontal lobes, then, counteract the urges of the reward system? These pleasurable experiences are essential for the survival and evolution of the species.

These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. To understand how the Twelve Steps may operate, it is first necessary to understand what are they trying to fix; that is, what the effects of alcohol are in the brain.


Repeatedly using intoxicants is what the reward system senses as evolutionarily correct. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Numerous neuroimaging studies of the brain at work show that different types of meditation results in an increase in blood flow to the frontal lobes which can also be seen as a way of reversing the hypofrontality seen in addiction. None survived the passage of time.

However, alcoholics cannot understand, on face value, why they need to embrace and practice the Twelve Steps of AA in order to stay sober. Repeatedly using intoxicants is what the reward system senses as evolutionarily correct. Animals who eat feel good, their brains remember it, and they eat repeatedly.


Advances in understanding the neuroscience of addiction have allowed the identification of two brain areas that, among others, explain the irrational and self-destructive behavior of alcoholics. Please try again later. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. None survived the passage of time. The reward system lacks the ability to calculate and ponder the danger of using intoxicants; it is simply determined to make the animal repeat pleasurable activities since this strategy has millions of years of established success.


Therefore, the reward system senses the effect of alcohol as essential for the survival of the alcoholic. An interesting point can be added regarding step 11 which promotes prayer and meditation. In addition, the prefrontal cortex perhaps the only area of the brain that could allow us to understand and prevent the dangers of the excessive and compulsive alcohol use is also affected by this intoxicant.

It is the frontal lobes that, in humans, may be able to logically and reasonably assess the natural consequences of using intoxicants. A proposed mechanism of action for the Twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Sold by Recovery Now and ships from Amazon Fulfillment. Explore the Home Gift Guide. The consistent widespread success of AA merits an in-depth look at the possible mechanism of action of its core proposal, the Twelve Steps. The second Step evolved into Steps 4 to 11, and the 3 rd Step remained unchanged in principle as the twelfth Step. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Get fast, anojimos shipping with Amazon Prime. Alcoholics have been gathering in anonimoa groups trying to achieve sobriety for over years. Twelve steps programs have been the cornerstone of addiction treatment in the US for over 70 years.

These pleasurable experiences are essential for the survival and evolution of the species. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Steps and step 12 promote the practice of opposite, compensatory behaviors: Studies consistently show that frontal lobe activity especially the prefrontal cortex is decreased among addicted individuals, and that hypofrontality persists long months or even a few years after the individual enters a state of abstinence.

This represents an obstacle for prospective members since it is not intuitive or straightforward to understand why following the steps can help maintain sobriety. In summary, the Twelve Steps of AA show coherence with our current knowledge of the neurobiology of the disease of addiction because: Unfortunately, the frontal lobes are a primary target of the intoxicants, often rendering them too impaired to make a connection between the use of intoxicants and their negative consequences.


Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Addicts are not intrinsically bad people; they have bad behaviors as a result of their addictive illness. Due to drug-induced hypofrontality, actively addicted individuals lack insight into their condition and its severity. Subscribe in a reader.

Not so easy to obtain as you would think. In the case of humans, the quest of the reward system to make addicts repeatedly use intoxicants results in the development of maladaptive behaviors lying, cheating, stealing, being selfish, etc. Coherence between qnonimos steps and what we know about the neurobiology of the addicted brain can therefore be explained as follows: This positive effect is salient, recognized and remembered by the brain, and the animal is eager to repeat the behavior that produces it.

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The usurped reward system and the co-occurring hypoactive frontal lobes result in the development of maladaptive traits among addicts lying, cheating, deceiving, being selfish, etc.

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