(TM)-The Hypoism Windmill is the Symbol of the Hypoism Paradigm (see site page labeled back cover on left margin menu)
Hypoism - The Disease of Addiction
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring!
A wise man says, 'And no man put new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But the new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved."
In The Absence of Light...
Welcome to the Hypoism
THE ADDICTION BLOG
WHERE LIGHT RULES
LOVE IS AN ACTION NOT A FEELING
INTEGRITY IS AN ACTION NOT A THOUGHT
ANYTHING LESS IS TOO LITTLE
"A majority of substance users do not develop addiction to nicotine, alcohol, or opiates. Currently available plasticity-based models of addiction [hijacked brain hypothesis] do not adequately account for the limited prevalence of addiction among chronic substance users and the presence of pre-existing, comorbid traits. The genetic model (model 2) of addiction predicts that addiction is more likely to develop after initial substance use in individuals with genetic susceptibility, which is also associated with comorbid traits in some, but not all cases. Model 2 [the genetic model] highlights the need for a new direction in addiction research as well as new treatment strategies." --- "Genetic susceptibility to substance dependence," Molecular Psychiatry (2005) 10, 336–344, by N. Hiroi and S. Agatsuma
To Dan Umanoff, M.D.: "I think you know (from previous exchanges between us) that I have been - and continue to be - receptive to your concept. I think it has much merit, as I have said previously." ---ELIOT L. GARDNER, M.D., PhD, NIDA/IRP
From: Eric Stice , Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: Dopamine-related activity of food reward circuits in the brain and weight gain
"Sounds like you figured this all out much earlier than the rest of us!"
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2010 10:04 PM
Subject: well done
Caught your comments at the NY Times. Everything you have on your website is clear and accurate. I endorse nearly all of your conclusions.
Drew Pinsky MD=
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We finally made it!
Let's get right to the point -
there's no time to waste - we have lives, families, and people to save. This web page, the book, and the N4A are addressing serious problems.
- Are things hunky-dory with addictions (see list of addictions at bottom of page)?
- Are we living under the correct addiction paradigm?
- Can we possibly recover without knowing from what we are recovering?
- Can we possibly deal realistically
with addictions in the absence of the correct addiction paradigm?
Currently, the answers are NO, NO, NO, and Never. Presently, only about five percent of hypoics are in any kind of recovery, and even those are in danger because of the lack of a valid neurophysiological premise for addictions and its recovery. The current addiction paradigm has failed for over sixty years and will never change these answers no matter how hard it tries! The reason? An invalid premise. (See A.A. below.)
We’re here to change these answers to YES, YES, YES, and we have it. It’s Hypoism. Without a valid premise concerning human behavior and addictions, all efforts to change the prevailing irrational diagnoses, treatments, and policies concerning them are doomed. Hypoism presents us with the first valid and realistic addiction premise capable of positive change in these areas.
Let's get to work---
We have initiated the last great medical and civil rights movement to end the health morbidity, discrimination, persecution, and genocide of hypoics. What you will discover after reading the book is that addiction is an inexorable manifestation of a deep-seated built-in neurobiological mechanism present in all people but uniquely altered by genetically transmitted hypofunctioning genes present only in hypoics. In addition to this neurobiology that unifies the entire field of addictions, the unique, surprising, and astounding implications of this neurobiology on diagnosis, recovery, and policy are the bonanza this book offers. You must read the book to discover them.
Anything you read on this web page is the result of the Hypoism hypothesis, not the hypothesis itself. The only way to know what Hypoism is is to read the book.
Moreover, unconscious human xenophobic instincts are at the root of our country's addictophobia and its anti-addict intellectual and academic propaganda, ideology, and social, legal, and political policies exactly as in racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism. Absent a rational premise, addictophobia, as presently exists, is inevitable and inexorable. The Hypoism recovery and survival revolution can't happen without a correct and realistic addiction premise. Hypoic's Handbook establishes that premise and results in realistic and truly meaningful, in a human sense, addiction diagnoses, recovery, and public policy changes.
Hark hypoics! Read the book, Hypoic's Handbook. Find out what and who you are. Use the information in any context you want or need to, but use it. Find out what you need to live and what recovery really means. Find out who and what is killing you and your families, why, and what you can do about it. I'd rather fight them than join them. Think about it. You're either for them or for yourselves and your family. You can't have it both ways. Passivity supports your demise and disenfranchisement.
"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated." ----The American Crisis by Thomas Paine (1776 - 1783)
"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both."
- James Madison (Fourth President of the United States)
“So long as authority inspires awe, confusion and absurdity enhance conservative tendencies in society. Firstly, because clear and logical thinking leads to a cumulation of knowledge (of which the progress of the natural sciences provides the best example) and the advance of knowledge sooner or later undermines the traditional order. Confused thinking, on the other hand, leads nowhere in particular and can be indulged indefinitely without producing any impact upon the world.” ----Stanislav Andreski, Social Sciences as Sorcery (1972, p. 90)
Join the National Association for the
Advancement and Advocacy of Addicts (N4A) so we can realize the book's outcomes after all these painful and deadly years in fear, hiding, and having to be someone we're not.
Just so you all know right up front, I have no connection to any treatment facility, rehab center, therapy program or any other program making any money whatsoever from addicts or their families. Please buy as many books and Hypoism nick-naks as you can afford. All net proceeds go to the N4A. My goals are to give birth to Hypoic's Handbook and work to fulfill the mission of the N4A.
I wish you, yours, and us all the best!
THOSE WHO LAUGH LAST, LAUGH BEST!
DAN F. UMANOFF, M.D. Curriculum Vitae:
- Southside High School, Rockville Centre, NY 1963
- Brown University: B.S. 1967, M.M.S. 1970
- Medical College of Virginia (MCV): M.D. 1972, Internship (MCV) 1972-73 (scored 745 - the 97.5th percentile - on part 3 of the national boards taken by all US interns), Internal Medicine Residency (MCV) 1973-1975. Passed the boards but I'm not allowed to say I'm board certified due to new rule against certification of license revoked doctors -1975; Nephrology Fellowship (MCV) 1975-1977. Passed the boards but not board certified due to new rule against certification of license revoked doctors -1978. License revoked 1992 for being addicted. No patient harm.
Addictions: All are equally a part of the Hypoism paradigm.
- Alcohol Addiction (alcoholism)
- Drugs, drug addiction, "substance abuse"
- Cigarettes, nicotine
- People addiction (so-called co-dependency).
- Compulsive overeating, food addiction
- Bulimia, Anorexia
- Self-mutilation, Hair pulling
- Narcissism, Body Dismorphic Disorder (BDD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Exercise addiction, body building addiction, anabolic steroid addiction
- Sex addiction, voyeurism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, etc.
- Gambling addiction, games
- Money addiction
- Work addiction (workaholism), hobbies
- Power: Military, police, politicians, Mafioso, religion addiction, cult and gang leaders, correction and probation officers, gurus
- Shopping addiction, collecting addiction
- Comedy, acting, performing
- Theft, vandalism, con-men, compulsive and impulsive lying, image (phonies)
- Violence addiction
- Hate addiction
- Religions addiction, cults, superstitions, self-help addiction, and gangs
- Risk taking addiction
- Internet addiction
*A.A., the first program to produce any recovery from alcohol addiction, was, however, developed under the influence of the PR paradigm, and has consequently incorporated into it many of their baseless ideas. Moreover, because of its continued lack of a valid rational premise, A.A. is actually helping to maintain the current P/R paradigm that is severely damaging all hypoics, an unintended blunder. I am asking A.A. to look at this mistake. Bill Wilson said, "Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us." What he meant by this was that A.A.'s shouldn't make the big book a bible, the be all and end all of alcoholism literature, but to keep their minds open to new ideas that make sense. Consider this: Of all the known medical diseases, addiction, according to A.A., is the only one whose recovery is primarily based on a belief in a higher power. Additionally, addiction is the only disease whose victims are incarcerated and persecuted for merely having the disease. There is a connection. My aim is to end the psychological and religious premise from the disease that causes addiction and thus remove the accompanying stigma, superstition, persecution, irrational fear, and hatred of addicts. Isn't this what we all want? The Hypoism paradigm does this. As for the personal use of one's higher power to assist and support recovery, fine. Hypoic's Handbook discusses all this in depth and in no way disparages higher power-based 12 Step programs. In fact, the recovery of all hypoics must occur in 12 Step rooms and on 12 Step telephones once these groups incorporate the Hypoism paradigm into their recovery programs or in Hypoics-Not-Anonymous meetings which does use the 12 steps as interpreted by the Hypoism paradigm. Hypoism merely changes the primary emphasis of its etiology and recovery to a valid neurobiological pathophysiology from a primarily superstitious one. It is not EITHER OR, but rather, a rational neurobiological premise supported personally, if one desires, by a higher power. This, of course, is the history of modern medicine in all areas but addiction. Is there a problem there? Isn't it time for addictions to be a part of modern medicine? I think so, especially when the only barrier to this is irrational belief, fear, and close-minded stubbornness.back