Un mecanismo de acción propuesto para los Doce pasos de Alcohólicos Anónimos. Luis A. Giuffra 1, a,b,c. 1 Washington University. St Louis, USA. a Professor. Los Doce Pasos De Alcohólicos Anónimos 1. Admitimos que éramos impotentes ante el alcohol, que nuestras vidas se habían vuelto ingobernables. 2. El propósito de este sitio web es llevar el mensaje de Alcohólicos Anónimos dotando de un recurso en Internet en donde los alcohólicos puedan obtener.
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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. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. These maladaptive behaviors are symptoms of the illness and not life-long character defects.
This Behavioral Compensation is therefore a form of behavioral rehabilitation that disarms the reward system of the tools maladaptive behaviors necessary to promote the use of intoxicants. 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.
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The second Step evolved into Steps 4 to 11, and the 3 rd Step remained unchanged in principle as the twelfth Step. Humans, unlike other species, have very developed frontal lobes.
Addicts are not intrinsically bad people; they have bad alcoholixos as a result of their addictive illness. It has been criticized and misunderstood, yet voices against AA have failed to slow down its progress and success.
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.
Steps 4 to 10 and Step 12 promote the use of Compensatory Behaviors. Author House LLC; As can be seen, the first Step evolved into Steps 1, 2 and 3.
A given species is likely to disappear if its members neglect sexual behaviors in favor of using drugs, since drugs produce a anonmios pleasurable effect. 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. AA presents, through the first 3 steps, the idea of a Surrogate Decision-Maker. The Temperance Movement dates back to the s.
Low framework will be better understood if we review Dr. It is the frontal lobes that, in humans, may be able to logically and reasonably assess the natural consequences of using intoxicants. Pearson Education, Inc; The author has no financial conflicts of interest to report. First, alcohol hijacks the reward systems of the midbrain in charge of detecting and experiencing pleasure through the release alcoholidos 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.
Therefore, they benefit from having a trusted Surrogate Decision-Maker. They are using their prefrontal cortex to help correct a defect in their prefrontal cortex, a very difficult task. Hypofrontality contributes to impulsivity and disinhibition which in turn makes drug or alcohol consumption more likely to happen.
These maladaptive traits are actually quite useful to the reward system when trying to accomplish its main goal, repeating what feels good, which it equates with success for the individual and for the species.