Mechanism of Addiction

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Mechanism of Addiction by Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation, a sister concern of Brahma Kumaris

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Mechanism of Addiction

  1. 1. National Campaign My India, Addiction Free India MECHANISM OF ADDICTION Medical Wing (Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation) PRAJAPITA BRAHMA KUMARIS ISHWARIYA VISHWA VIDYALAYA Ever Healthy Hospital, Shantivan Complex Abu Road, Rajasthan
  2. 2. Substance dependence A diagnosis of substance (drug) dependence requires at least three of the following: CI Tolerance CI Suffering withdrawal symptoms, and using the drug to relieve them. CI Taking more of the drug or for a longer time CI Persistently wanting to cut down or control drug use CI Spending a great deal of time for the drug CI Giving up other important activities CI Continuing to use the drug even though it causes serious harm © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. The Narrowing Process >Substance of abuse creates powerful physical, emotional, and chemical changes. >The brain narrowly focus its attention and block out all distractions (work, family, children, paying bills, etc. ) © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved. Wide Perspective Addiction Climax Wide Perspective
  4. 4. Release of Natural Chemicals To aid this narrowing process, the brain begins releasing a flood of endogenous (meaning produced from within) chemicals like . Dopamine, Norepinephrine, Oxytocin, Serotonin etc. © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Understanding the Addictive Cycle Vulnerable Stimulus Thought Time (Trigger) Home Alone. Tired. Stressed. Lonely. Bored I wonder . .? Whatiillust ? What have I done? Why me? Why again? Will it ever go away? I can‘! help it. why try? I really shouldn'L but I would feel so good! Most likely giving in. Hypothesis! Remorse Response Belief © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved. Chemical Release Body and Mind Begins to change Increase Heart Rate. Dilated Eyes. Tight Muscles Body Language
  6. 6. Vulnerable Time Bored Hungry Burned Out Angry Lonely Lonely Anxious Tired Afraid Angry Stressed Tired © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. “(Fly to“ " "' / .‘+'t‘. r" In ‘C: V I iiiiiilii: i lii, eg<ai: ) i ‘< . ‘in & ‘ Trigger D: , Interpreted by Brain at res Subconscious Level Strong Emotions (Excitement. .. ) » ’ Thought in ‘ Conscious Brain 90% of our daily behaviors are motivated by our subconscious brains We are aware of what is going on, but unable to make an accurate, rational evaluation and upcoming consequences. © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. The second thought The second thought is our last chance to realize what is happening and to take emergency actions to save ourselves. If we were not able to break the cycle, chances are we will end up giving in, and engaging in the behavior. People do bad things, but they are not bad people! © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. The Triune Brain Primate Brain Mammalian Brain Reptilian Brain © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Reptilian Brain (Sanskar) > Responsible for autonomic bodily functions (heartbeat, breathing and temperature control) Connected with subconscious mind Pre-programmed instructions Cannot learn from past experiences Only understands images VVVVV Does not understand language Traits associated with the reptilian brain are: aggression, dominance, fear, worship, greed, lust, and seeking a mate. © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Mammalian Brain (Mind) > All mammals has got this brain > It is your emotional brain > Is responsible for making you feel > Creates chemical messages that allow you to store information in memory The more emotionally charged the message is, the stronger effect on the brain it is going to have. © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. The Primate Brain (Intellect) > This is the thinking brain. > It controls such things as thinking, language, and creative thinking. > This brain is responsible for telling us who we think we are. > This brain does not have a priority over its two other predecessors. © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Triggers of the Reptilian Brain Power (social status) Self Image Food Mating I Motivated by visual images, sounds, touch, smell, and taste I Not motivated by language (thinking) unless the language helps us to create a vivid mental image. © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. :ions of Fr. ei: i:ile Efi? ‘aliT. The visual stimulation is the strongest Not able to tell the difference between a fake image and a real life occurrence. 1 I ~« . ... ,_ . ; - *-Iiié . / . W , . ‘V ‘~5"’—. '5» - kw» x‘ ‘ K _ . -2a«= ‘-i'A'7‘i'-' ' " a, _ ‘ , _. © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. ‘-r NAVY CUT Try to push the boundary of socially accepted norm , _ Make sure that their « ‘T messages are modest ' enough to avoid legal Q ‘ fgtrouble, but wrong mm. -» _ enough to get the : strongest response , possible from our , a - ' ()1 ‘Q ’ " n n n _ r ‘” ‘ reptilian brain. I I, “ The | )(>rl(': (t| y i‘n. itr ll('(l l'il(‘. "t(l ‘ '»-umu ««--r. .-. ~.. C GAHETTE Sl»l0Kl. ‘-G 1'5 lN. JUR'. C'L‘S TO HEALTH
  16. 16. The working of Emotional Brain (Mind) >Has the ability to learn, balancing the reptilian brain >| t uses signals of pleasure and pain to control our behavior. >This brain causes us to do things that we don't want to do. Important: Our reptilian (sanskar) and emotional brains (mind) have the ability to override our thinking brain (intellect), leaving us as mere observers. Be very careful not to make any decisions while we are feeling any intense emotions, both positive and negative, since they can greatly affect our judgment. © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Getting Your Brain Back The Good News Our brains have the capacity to get better at the behaviors that we repeat consistently. The Trick ~/ To practice healthy behaviors. / To consciously work on strengthening your thinking brain ~/ To learn to recognize the behaviors of emotional brain. The Result Over time, old emotional associations will become weaker, and the new, healthy ones will get stronger. Eventually you will be able to walk away from addiction because it feels good to walk away. © 2013 Medical Wing of Rajayoga Education & Research Foundation. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. ThankYbu for your patience 13 Medical Wing of Ra a o a Education & Research Foundation All ri hts reserved

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