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#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

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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



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

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

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Hypoics are born, not made.

Dan F. Umanoff, M.D.  
8779 Misty Creek Dr.  
Sarasota, Florida 34241  


CHAPTER X Vision for the Future

CHAPTER X        Vision for the Future


“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”

----Robertson Davies


Now that you understand that Hypoism is a disease and have a working knowledge of the concepts and vocabulary, we can peer into the future to envision how things will be when all these issues are accepted and approved by pundits as well as the general population. Right now, we use words like prevention, avoidance, choice, education, drug-free children, etc. Of course, we all realize now that these words are meaningless when they refer to Hypoism and addictions. Societal denial as it is practiced today, using the P/R paradigm, ensures that our present day hypoics will all be addicted and use their addictions. That is the power of societal denial. The only choice we have is between breaking our collective denial of the truth of Hypoism and its ramifications and moving on into the world I will briefly try to envision with your cooperation, or staying where we are today and living with these ramifications. That is our choice as individuals and as a society.

The present view, as I have clearly shown, leads to dead or jailed addicts, kids and families in trouble, divorce, spousal abuse, child abuse, pedophilia, gambling debts, sexual and drug-use transmission of disease, drug-associated crimes and violence (due to high prices of drugs), drunk driving mortalities and morbidities, and deadly cults and gangs. Addictions are not the problem. The problem is that people (hypoics) are not allowed to be addicts—not allowed by society and not allowed by themselves; societal denial leading to personal denial. How does an addict deal with that? He must deny his Hypoism and his addictions. The hypoic must, therefore, go underground to act out his addiction (inexorably—no choice). Underground and in secret the addictions rule and all the consequences occur, like it or not, illegal or not, violent or not, against the addict’s will or not, just say no or not, drug-free schools or not, people for a drug-free society or not! Societal denial of Hypoism actually causes all these consequences and more. Prohibition of the addiction never has and never will stop the addiction. Prevention of addiction does not occur. Punishing addicts never has and never will get rid of addictions. Get real everyone. Is the present social policy working or not? You don’t care? Addiction is just wrong and must be eliminated? Addicts must be punished even if it kills you and your kids? OK, if that’s your position, then all I can do is laugh, or cry, or wring my hands, gnash my teeth. I give up.

If you choose (this is done at the level of the individual) to break your “societal denial,” choose reality, and dump self-righteous indignation against the immorality of addictions, the future can look something like the following. (The 12 Steps are for hypoics; non-hypoics don’t need them. The rest of the ideas, though, are for everyone.)

Phase 1. As the concept of Hypoism is becoming incorporated into society, there is a transition period where all previously held views are still in effect for those who can’t seem to get the truth. Thus, all the old consequences still occur, but less and less. People get into 12 Step recovery in larger numbers and the jails are emptying. Lots of the old stuff is still happening but less often. It takes a long time for all the dinosaurs (old farts) to die off; sort of like the 40 years in the desert during the exodus.

These are a few suggestions for what I’d like to see happen with A.A. during this transition period.

1.   Eliminate the anonymity business and come out of the closet—Hypoic Pride. If we encounter discrimination, the National Association for the Advancement and Advocacy of Addictions (N4A) will fight it tooth and nail. Take the high ground for addicts.

2.   Support the N4A and its programs. Allow and prompt A.A. people to participate in recovery research which will, hopefully, lead to valid improvements in recovery principles. Support Hypoism research and acknowledge the importance of understanding the basis of the disease to members, rather than the blind faith approach. Become proactive for recovery. Take back the power we have naively, fearfully, and irresponsibly given to the P/R paradigm. Take responsibility for our future like any other disease, such as have heart disease, diabetes, and cancer victims.

3.   Revise the literature to reflect Bill Wilson‘s later changes in disease and recovery concepts. Turn A.A. into what it was always meant to be—a place to do recovery rather than a religion oriented cult. Acknowledge that religion may have its place for any people who want or need to use it on an individual basis, but not as the basis for recovery. Remove Bill Wilson from the guru position into which he has been inadvertently placed.

4.   Open the doors of A.A. to all hypoics who want or need to join. Allow completely open sharing of all personal Hypoism issues. Put no restrictions on what people can share at meetings. Begin the transition to recovery from Hypoism instead of just alcohol addiction.

Phase 2. Enter the land of milk and honey. Hypoism is accepted and is part of the common lingo and lexicon. The early signs and symptoms are easily recognized. People no longer have to hide them because the stigma is gone. The diagnosis of Hypoism and its associated patients, hypoics, have their local and national associations, 800 numbers, and 12 Step groups. School social workers (recovering hypoics instead of hypoics in denial) and school psychologists happily spend time directing willing hypoic students into 12 Step programs where their parents already are. Addictions are readily seen as symptoms and addicts are smoothly moved into the helping hands of accepting recovering hypoics. Jails are mostly relics except for holding the most incorrigible violent actors. Most of the potentially violent hypoics have long since entered 12 Step programs and are helping other violence addicts deal with their addictions. Drug cartels have dried up and disappeared for lack of business and income. The streets are safe. The money that used to be wasted on the drug war, jails, the criminal justice system, and buying drugs and guns is used to actually help people and support people who need it, as well as the arts and hobbies of all these recovering hypoics. Hypoics no longer appear on TV talk shows to be displayed as freaks for the afternoon entertainment of the masses. All diversity (including limbic diversity) is finally appreciated as an asset rather than a deviance, perversion, or disease that needs to be exterminated. End of HYPOIC GENOCIDE. We enter the phase of human social culture where real enlightenment replaces superstitious enlightenment. Love and spirituality are now seen as actions and not just pleasant feelings. Real love is being practiced, not just written about. The phony concept of self-sufficiency takes its place in the museums of human relics replaced by the real nature of humans, inter-dependency, and the extended family. Self-righteousness, discrimination, lying, and perjury are the only non-violent crimes receiving a prison term. Bankruptcy and divorce are abolished. People are held responsible for all contracts. There is total freedom of religion, but it’s just not discussed in public, and is no longer tax exempt. No one who wants to run for public office will be allowed to be a candidate. Politicians will be drafted from the populace for set terms and paid well for the duty. Racism is seen for what it is, an ancient instinct that no longer works for society’s benefit, and, therefore, is not denied like the rest of our instincts are no longer denied. However, because it is no longer denied, it no longer is acted out. Racial and religious statehood disappears. Countries are now based on geography. Social and personal harmony reign within the limits of humans, who know they are just animals, allowed by chance to enjoy living on this beautiful planet. The environment blooms and all species are allowed to share the bountySH .

Let me sum up the situation in ten words or less:

P/R Paradigm à Addicts + fantasy = One BIG Mess

HYPOISM Paradigm à Addicts + reality = No Mess


The choice is yours.


SH [1]Yes, Utopia_.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful?!  I particularly liked this passage.

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

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