This is awesome. So let me see if I have this right. The brain of an alcoholic, specifically those areas related to memory, does not function as normal. So with all the modern technology we have visual proof that what Bill W. wrote in 1939 was correct. Our brains are damaged in a way that prevents us from remembering the consequences of our drinking. As we hear in meetings we have a built in forgetter.
That explains a lot. When I was not drinking, after 8 years, I forgot how miserable and unmanageable my life was. Therefore I drank again, with predictable results(misery AND UNMANAGEABILITY, which ultimately would have lead to DEATH[after slowly losing everything of value in my life]). That's why working the 12 steps, incorporating the 12 steps into all aspects of our life and continuing to go to meetings is so vital to our continuing recovery. A new life built on a spiritual basis, not on self-will, and new patterns of behavior developed through working the steps, going to meetings, and a ton of help from God as each understands him have helped millions of people overcome the built in forgetter.
I am so greatful and relieved not to have to battle this disease on my own anymore.