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The Amen Anti-Addiction Intervention AAI isan austere regimen intended to eradicate addictive impulses and behaviors. Thetheoretical and empirical foundations of this intervention are explicatedherein. The AAI entails daily cyclic fasting, chronic caloric restriction,supplementation with specific neutraceutical agents, rigorous exercise, andminimalist meditation. The physiological focus of the AAI is twofold: theaugmentation of neurogenesis in a manner analogous to the effect ofpsychotropic drugs and the activation of areas in the brain involved in theregulation of emotional arousal and reward. The psychological focus of the AAIis similarly twofold: the attenuation of anxiety and-or impulsivity and thecultivation of mental mastery and-or self-control. It shall be argued that theAAI, by virtue of its explicit integration of biological, psychological, andsociological elements—each of which evidently influences addiction—willplausibly be an improvement over existing interventions aimed at the treatmentof addiction.





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Neurogenesis, Addiction, Neurotrophins, Fasting, Caloric Restriction, Substance Abuse

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Amen-Ra, N. 2014 The Amen Anti-Addiction Intervention: Theoretical Foundations of a Novel Neurotrophic Protocol for the Prevention and Treatment of Addiction. Neuroscience and Medicine, 5, 79-85. doi: 10.4236-nm.2014.52011.





Author: Nun Sava-Siva Amen-Ra

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