The principles of the programme of Alcoholics Anonymous are scientific and closely follow all the helping therapies which lead people to emotional well-being.
The research we look at in the next two blogs asks the question – is cognitive control over emotions, lacking in active addiction, one of the main brain functions that improve in recovery? A core aspect of alcohol dependence is poor regulation of behavior and emotion. Alcohol dependent […]
AA helps to reduce Impulsivity by alcoholicsguide One constant in studies on addiction and in alcoholism, in particular is the fundamental role played by impulsivity in these disorders. It is seen to be present in early use but appears to be more distress based (i.e. more negative urgency based) […]
Alcohol dependence is thought of as a disorder with an overwhelming impulsive and compulsive “drive” towards alcohol consumption (Kamarajan et al. 2005), and an inability to “hit the brakes”, or inhibit alcohol consumption despite negative biological, psychological, legal, and social consequences (American Psychiatric Association 1994). Functional neuroimaging studies […]
Guest Blog Measuring the “Psychic” Change by alcoholicsguide Prolonged Abstinence and Changes in Alcoholic Personality? When I came into AA I remember hearing the words “the need for a psychic change” which was the product of a spiritual awakening (as […]