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Why We Need Hypoism: A Comparison of the Principles and Consequences between the two Paradigms


Entitled to Your Opinion? Not Anymore.


HYPOICMAN: A non-recovering, unimpressed Hypoic


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EMBRYONIC HYPOISM CIRCA 1968


#1 Hatred, #2 The Words: Opinion, Belief, and Knowledge, #3 Hate Addiction


#4 The Drug War War, #5 Evolution vs. Creationism Revisited for Addictions


#6 American Society for Addiction Medicine Statement for Recovering Physicians


#7 Issues Peculiar to the Disease of Addictions


#8 Critique of Alan Lechner's (NIH), "The Hijacked Brain Hypothesis."


#8a. Update!! Dr. Leshner recently makes a change


#9 MY STORY - The Doctor Drug War - Wrong and Wasteful p.1, 1/6/00


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#10 The Superstition Instinct 3/1/00


#11-Conflict of Interest in Addiction Research


#12 - Controlled Drinking Lands On Its Ass


#13 - The Kennedy Curse or Kennedy Hypoism?


#14 - The Lord's Prayer for Hypoics


#15 - Replacing Alan Leshner is the only way to end the Drug War


#16 - The Brain Addiction Mechanism and the COGA Study


#17 - Letter to the director of the National Academy of Medicine's Board on Neurobiology and Behavior Health on Addictions


#18 - Is Addiction Voluntary, A Choice, as Leshner and NIDA Insist?


#19 - Bush's Alcoholism and Lies


#20 - A P/R Paradigm Addict - "Cured?"


#21 - Congress Misled and Lied to by NIAAA


#22 - Special Letter to the Times on Addiction Genetics


#23 - JAMA Editor Publishes According to His Beliefs, Not Science


#24 - Smoking as Gateway Drug. I Don't Think So!


#24B - IS COCAINE ADDICTION CAUSED BY COCAINE?


#25 - One Less Heroin Addict. But At What Cost?


#26 - An Open Letter to the Judge who Sentences Robert Downey, Jr.


#27 - Letter To Schools About The Pride Program Against Drugs


#28 - A Letter To Bill Moyers, Close To Home, and PBS


#29 - HYPOISM IS ACTUALLY A DISEASE OF THE "WILL"


#30 - Brookhaven Labs Provide More Evidence For Hypoism


#31 - Addiction Prevention Revisited


#32 - DRUG WAR EVALUATION BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE


#33 - NIDA Is Close But No Cigar


#34 - Bush's Addict Discrimination and Hypocricy Begins


#35 - Maya Angelou's, "Still I Rise."


#36 - Leshner Lies To Congress


#37 - Addiction Combos


#38 Brain tumor proves Hypoism hypothesis


#39: So-called Availability Debunked as Contributor of Addictions


#40 - Hypoism Reproduced By A Pill


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HYPOISM IS ACTUALLY A DISEASE OF THE "WILL"

A letter to Luke Brown, someone trying to understand Hypoism.

Luke_Brown: let me put it another way, a way you might understand better. Another way to describe the same thing is that Hypoism is the disease of the WILL; the neurobiological and physical place in the brain where the "will" resides. Hypoism is the first disease of that part of the brain where the "WILL" resides. Hypoism is thus the only disease [definition of the word disease: any alteration of the physiology that causes detrimental changes in the individual's life] that makes the patient not only like his symptoms (addictor use and addiction) but seem to consciously will them into being and continue to do them even when they're so obviously detrimental to him when observed by outsiders. The symptoms, at least early on, are enjoyed (because they relieve genetic neurotransmitter deficiencies), unlike any other known disease; one reason this disease is so peculiar and baffling to its victims and its observers. Thus, the difficulty in conceiving of this disease and also in convincing a hypoic to stop doing the symptoms. Of course, no one can tell any person with any disease, from Hypoism to Diabetes to Cancer, to stop doing its symptoms, and thus, it's like other diseases in that respect. The major difference in Hypoism is that it appears to outsiders that the hypoic is causing his own symptoms and his own disease. That is why I use the qualifying phrase in the definition of the word addiction, "against one's will." Hypoics are run by their disease against their CONSCIOUS WILL and by their UNCONSCIOUS WILL. Thus, the peculiarities of "denial" and "defiance" in the hypoic. The hypoic seems to be in denial and defiant to outside pressure to stop his behavior, but, again, because Hypoism is a disease of the unconscious will and the hypoic actually does enjoy his symptoms, at least at first, and doesn't "want" to stop them, he seems to be willfully (consciously) doing his behaviors when in reality he's not. Thus in AA they have the saying, "It's a disease that tells you you don't have a disease," or, "it's a disease of the attitudes;" the attitude being beliefs. The hypoic does believe his symptoms (addictions) are beneficial to him personally and spiritually. Thus, the phrase, "It's a spiritual disease." All these concepts are confused under the current paradigm because it hasn't considered the possibility of a neurobiological disease of what we call so glibly, the will. Thus, in the AA steps, the third step calls for, "made a decision to turn my will and life over to the care of…" Bill Wilson intuitively understood all this, but didn't have the benefit of the neurobiology to understand it completely. Because of this lack of understanding he confused many of the details and even taught AA's not to get bogged down in the details of the science, a big mistake! Only the actual science will free all hypoics, not ignorance of it. Lastly, because he found dependence on people so distasteful, he finished off that last quote with the word GOD. But then he disclaimed, "God speaks through people." The problem with the GOD thing is that GOD doesn't actually talk to people and tell you what's best for you while other people or another person in recovery can and will if you use one. So, Hypoism recovery just deletes the GOD part and goes right to the person you voluntarily choose to help you run your addictions and life, your sponsor. The thing is, IT'S ALL BASED ON THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF THE DISEASE OF HYPOISM rather on ignorance of the neurobiology and superstition.

If you can possibly perceive addictions in this light you are well on your way to understanding these peculiar symptoms. Reading the book, Hypoic's Handbook, will fill in the details for you.









You can take the addiction out of the hypoic, but you can't take the Hypoism out of the addict.




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