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Role of Dopamine in Addiction Causation

Theory of Addiction - Hypoism Hypothesis

Why drug use is unconscious and against one's willfulness - not volitional

Misuse of the word choice in addictions



What Am I Angry About? - Don't Ask Me This Again

Disease Concept - A Perspective


Page Directory of this Site with Explanations and Links

The History of the Proof of Hypoism in the Wake of the P/R Paradigm page 1.

History page 2

Why Addiction Experts and Other People Are Ignoring Hypoism

Strange Brew


The Paradigm Vacuum in Addictions Today


What Does An Addiction Expert Know?

The Hypoism Addiction Hypothesis - An Evolutionary Psychology Perspective

Addiction Questionnaire

Misconceptions of addictions and addicts

What's Hypoism? What's an Addiction?


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

The Field of Addictionology: A Golfing Analogy


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Hypoism Treatment Research

The Addiction Treatment Fraud Finally Exposed

Hypoism Treatment Research Proposal



The National Association for the Advancement and Advocacy of Addicts

Make A Contribution To The N4A

Addict Discrimination Documentation

Social Innovations Award 2000 for The N4A

Third Millennium N4A Conference Keynote Address on Hypoism - Pathophysiology in Addictions vs. Superstition

N4A Goes on the Offensive - Suggesting Real Action

The Verdict

Blind Faith?

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Title Page of Book

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Table of Contents



Opening Statement

Chapter 1

Vision For The Future

Outcomes of Hypoic's Handbook


Book Corrections

Harm reduction prototype: Swiss PROVE program

Book Reviews

The Phoenix Magazine

Hypoics Not-Anonymous

Hypoics Not-Anonymous

Things You Can Do

What you can do---

My Kids

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Addiction Links on the Web

Addiction Genetics

Recent Genetic Studies on Various Addictions from a Large Twin Registry

Genetic Studies page 2.

Gateway theory finally disproven

Celera Discovers Millions of Tiny Genetic Differences in People

Interesting Addiction Science

Clinically Important Neurotransmitter Deficiencies

Hypoism Magazine-Articles by and for Hypoics


#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

The Doctor Drug War p.2

Doctor Drug War p.3

Doctor Drug War p.4

Doctor Drug War p.5

Affidavit for judicial review of NYS Dept. of Ed.

#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!


#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


#30 - Brookhaven Labs Provide More Evidence For Hypoism

#31 - Addiction Prevention Revisited


#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



The Hypoism Blog - The Addiction Blog

The Addiction Blog 4/17/11 -

The Addiction Blog 9/14/10 - 4/16/11

The Addiction Blog 11/12/09 - 9/14/10

The Addiction Blog 7/23/09 - 11/09/09

The Addiction Blog 5/16/09 - 7/22/09

The Addiction Blog 3/3/09 - 5/13/09

The Addiction Blog 8/3/08 - 3/3/09

The Addiction Blog 4/1/07 - 8/3/08

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My NY Times Letters to the Editor page 1.

My NY Times Letters to the Editor page 2.

My NY Times Letters to the Editor page 3.

My NY Times Letters to the Editor page 4.

My NY Times Letters to the Editor page 5.

My New York Times Letters to the Editor page 6.

My Letters to the editor of the NY Times page 7.

My Letters to the Editor of the NY Times page 8.

NY Times Letters Page 9.

New York Times Letters Page 10

My NYT Letters page 11

NY Times Letters page 12.

NY Times letters p. 13

Letters to the NY Times page 14.

Letters to Newsday

Letters To The Los Angeles Times

Creationism/Evolution Letter to BAM 11-25-05


Committee for Physician Health Speech

The Future of Addictions

Addict Discrimination in the News

Mandated Treatment for Welfare Recipients

Anorectic Murdered by Doctors out of Ignorance and "Desperation"(10/20/99)

Six Dead Heroin Addicts-Enough? 10/31/99

American Society of Addiction Medicine Discrimination

Darryl Strawberry Punished Again

South Carolina Forces Pregnant Women to Take Drug Tests

When it comes to drugs, the constitution doesn't apply

Parents of Overweight Girl Will Sue New Mexico



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Site Directory
This is a site directory with explanations of what is discussed on some of the most important conceptual pages on this site. This page will help those of you looking for the basics on Hypoism use the site more effectively. Once you have read some of these pages I hope you will obtain the book, Hypoic's Handbook, for the complete picture of Hypoism. Once that is accomplished, the rest of the web site will make a whole lot more sense since it is a whole new way to approach and perceive addictions. I do not discuss specific interventions, treatments, and recoveries on this web site because they can't be understood until the entire paradigm is understood completely. This only comes from reading the book. The unlisted pages are discussions of some less critical aspects of the paradigm that can be perused and explored at your leisure. Remember, what holds for one addiction, holds for all. A list of addictions is at the bottom of the home page. This is a disease that causes addictions and other symptoms. The drugs, and other specific addictions are not the problem. The problem is the disease and the recovery is from the disease. Solutions to addictions be they personal solutions or societal solutions only come from understanding the disease and all its manifestations.

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The purpose of the book:
This is a chapter from the book and discusses the purposes of the book, how I go about them, and how I arrive at the conclusions summarized in the chapter, "The Outcomes of Hypoic's Handbook."

An overview of the problem of addictions today:
This page is the inside cover of the book, Hypoic's Handbook, briefly reviews the current problems in addictionology today, and describes how to conceptually resolve this mess; with a change in paradigm to one that actually fits the realities of addiction, including the good and valid science while leaving out the bad, pseudo, and pathological science that abounds in addictionology and psychiatry today.

Definitions of the new vocabulary of Hypoism:
This page defines and describes the words hypoism, hypoic, addiction, FOKS, recovery, addictor and some of the history of their development. Some of these words are new to the addiction lexicon. Others are completely redefined according to the Hypoism paradigm. These definitions are crucial for reading and understanding the new concepts discussed on this web page and their implications.

The paradigm vacuum in addictions today
This page discusses the reasons why addictions today are such a mess - the absence of a valid and complete addiction paradigm that puts all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together. Hypoism completes the puzzle and is thus able to provide a sheme for understanding all addictions and the requirements for recovery. The latter is discussed only in the book, Hypoic's Handbook, because to fully comprehend the recovery, the entire paradigm must be understood in detail.

Aiming at an understanding of addictions
This page gives you the basic neurobiological requirements for how addictors (substances, behaviors, people, and beliefs) become an addiction and in whom. It also summarizes the requirements for something being an addictor.

The evolutionary origin of the brain mechanism from where addictions arise.
This page discusses the evolutionary origin of the brain mechanism from which all addictions arise. Without a full comprehension of this system in normals and how humans came to possess it, one is unable to envision the altered system from which addictions originate. This discussion shows where the genes causing addictions in only certain people, called hypoics, work.

History of the Development of Hypoism
This page gives a brief historical overview of the development of the Hypoism paradigm in the wake of the P/R paradigm (the current incorrect addiction paradigm).

Comparison of the current and Hypoism paradigms
This table displays the diametrically opposing differences between the current paradigm and the Hypoism paradigm in terms of concepts, implications, and outcomes.

A list of important addiction genetics studies:
I have listed the abstracts from some new and valid addiction epidemiologic studies that delineate the crucial genetic links to a variety of addictions including drugs, people, and behaviors addictions. That addictions are so highly genetic forces us to look into the brain tissue for the mechanism where genes act to produce addictions. That addictions are highly genetic, not a little or somewhat, but highly, demands a brain mechanism in which altered genes (alleles) work to cause addictions. This genetic imperative is exactly what is missing in the current and incorrect addiction paradigm while being provided by Hypoism. Without this genetic link, addictions can't be explained to originate the way they do in real life. The absence of this link and the mechanism in which it works, as in the current paradigm, is the reason addictionology is failing miserably to comprehend and deal with addictions today.

The current invalid pathophysiological approach to addictions and how Hypoism cures this:
This article discusses the absence of a rational pathophysiology of addictions today where specific addictions are called diseases, and why and how Hypoism is the real disease behind all of them. This article goes into the sequence of events of addiction in fair amount of detail and organizes them conceptually as they relate to a specific and real brain mechanism. This is the skeleton of the conceptual key to the complete paradigm which is, however, described in full detail in the book along with its behavioral, recovery, and policy implications.

A very famous hypoic family:
This article shows how Hypoism infiltrates even the most famous of families, the Kennedy family, and shows the almost infinite variations of Hypoism amongst them and how multifarious and insidious the manifestations of Hypoism can be, positively and negatively.

How the NIAAA has perpetrated conceptual fraud on congress and us for the sake of their biased paradigm:
This article shows how the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse has willfully misled congress and Americans for years in order to maintain its control on alcoholism and to further its biased ends. The article is just one example of many in my book and on my web page of how addiction experts, because of their personal biases about addiction, have perpetuated an invalid addiction paradigm for selfish personal reasons. The article discusses why a revolution, from the top down, is required to realize the true basis of addictions as well as to educate the public about them for the sake of bringing to the fore a reality based paradigm of addictions which will change the face of addictions around the globe for all time. Moreover, until this occurs, and demanded by the people because the current system will never change itself, we will suffer the consequences of continued addictions indefinitely. Another article, listed as #15 under the Hypoism Magazine section of this page, shows exactly the same thing is occurring at the NIDA under Leshner, and with the help of media, conventional addictionology, wealthy and powerful foundations, advertizing agencies, and treatment providers, etc.

How the media is assisting the current incorrect paradigm to flourish at the expense of addicts:
This article is an example how the press and other media are censoring Hypoism and assisting the current incorrect paradigm to thrive and have its way on addicts. It shows how the current neurobiology is being misused by addiction "experts" to change and control addicts to their detriment rather than freeing them as Hypoism does. Hypoism frees addicts while the current paradigm perpetuates addictions in its illadvised attempts to control them. It is a good example of why the two paradigms are diametrically opposed and why the current paradigm only causes more rather than less pain for addicts and the country. The umteen pages of letters to the editors of the NY Times are further examples of my ignored attempts to inform the Times and its readers about the benefits of Hypoism.

Outcomes of Hypoism and Hypoic's Handbook:
Lastly, this is a rundown of all the changes made by Hypoism. These are conceptual and paradigmatic, scientific, massive recovery for all hypoics, harm reduction, decriminalization and destigmatization, and overall, the public understanding and acceptance of Hypoism as an human entity. Hypoism puts addictions on an equal footing with all biological diseases.

How I happened to write the book:
Part of an introduction to my book explaining the circumstances for my journey into the science of addictions and how it resulted in discovering Hypoism and writing the book.

How to get a copy of the book:
How to order a book. Please remember, the material on the web page is just a superficial description of the detailed contents presented in the book, especially the science, the implications of the science, and how recovery and public policy changes are derived from this science. The web page is not a substitute for the book in any way.

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

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