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THE INESCAPABLE LOGIC OF ANY VALID ADDICTION ETIOLOGICAL PARADIGM


WHAT OTHER DISEASE....?


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


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Why Addiction Experts and Other People Are Ignoring Hypoism


Strange Brew


AIMING AT AN UNDERSTANDING OF ADDICTIONS


The Paradigm Vacuum in Addictions Today


THE ADDICTION PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION


What Does An Addiction Expert Know?


The Hypoism Addiction Hypothesis - An Evolutionary Psychology Perspective


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Misconceptions of addictions and addicts


What's Hypoism? What's an Addiction?


WHY WE DON'T NEED HYPOISM.


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


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Gateway theory finally disproven


Celera Discovers Millions of Tiny Genetic Differences in People

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Clinically Important Neurotransmitter Deficiencies

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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


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!


#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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Creationism/Evolution Letter to BAM 11-25-05

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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


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Hypoics are born, not made.

Hypoism  
Dan F. Umanoff, M.D.  
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8779 Misty Creek Dr.  
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Know

Know?

Everything? Nothing?

I ask: Do you know anything about addictions?---

They respond: Of course, everything. I'm an addictionologist. I treat addicts and teach CAC's and administrators according to what I know. I'm the expert.

Of course, everything. I'm a CAC. I treat addicts according to what I know.

Of course, everything. I'm the administrator of the addiction program and the addictionologist here tells me everything about addictions. I make decisions on addicts based on what I know. I'm the boss.

OK, but before I ask you further questions about addictions, let me ask you some simpler questions.---

Is the earth flat or round?---

Round, of course.

It actually is spherical. But, can you prove this?---

Uh……., no.

Does the sun go around the earth or earth around the sun?---

The earth goes around the sun.

Can you prove that?---

Uh……., no.

How old is the earth?---

4 billion years old.

Can you prove that?---

Uh…….., no.

Is there a god?---

Of course, yes.

Can you prove that?---

Uh…….., no.

You have never THOUGHT critically about these things. How is it that you know these things?---

They are what I believe and what experts whom I believe have told me.

OK, now. What is an addiction? What causes addiction?---

It's…a behavior that….a disease that….genetics…environment….in a predisposed person…keeps doing it despite negative consequences….

What does cause mean?---

What's a behavior, disease, environment?---

Uh,…..

Are diseases voluntary? Are diseases immoral? Are people with diseases immoral?---

A disease is …..blah blah

What does predisposed mean?---

blah blah

Is it voluntary, conscious, by choice?….

A little of both blah blah.

What does voluntary mean? What does choice mean? What does conscious means?

Uh,……blah blah.

What is alcoholism?---

blah blah

What is compulsive gambling?---What does "compulsive" mean?---

blah blah

What is opiate addiction?---

blah blah

Can you prove any of this?---

How does the brain produce this stuff?---

You don't know any of this, do you?---

Uh……, No.

You have never THOUGHT critically about these things. So, what do you know about addictions?---

It's what I believe and what experts whom I believe have told me. It's all in the books.

Can these experts prove it? Do the books prove it?---

Uh……., No.

Then why do you say you know about addictions?---

Is what you know based on the scientific method, a method devised by men to distinguish between empiricisms and actual reality?---

Uh……., No. I don't know much about addictions. I believe these things about addictions the same way people used to believe the world was flat, the sun went around the earth, the earth is 5000 years old. I use my own empirical observations and besides, experts say so and the people believe them. You've got to believe the experts and your own eyes, No?

Magicians can pull rabbits out of a hat too.---

Do you burn people at the stake based on your beliefs?---

I guess I do. Maybe I shouldn't?

Do you question your beliefs?---

No.

Does this make you prejudiced?---

Yes

Should you question them?---

Yes.

So why don't you?---

I like my prejudices too much.

Your beliefs are based on paradigms that throughout history have fallen and fallen and fallen even though all people at the time believed them and experts expounded them without proof. Even when something is actually proven, the believers believe and still don't know the proof. Consensus is not proof. Proof is not decided by majority vote. Policy based on beliefs are as easily right as they are wrong. Why do you stand by your policies so irrevocably? Because you believe you are right - you're self-righteous. Will you critique your beliefs? No. Aren't you as stupid about addictions as someone who believes the sun goes around the earth? Yes. And you make policy based on your stupid beliefs? Yes.

So, what do you know about addictions?---

Uh,……….Nothing. But, do you know anything about addictions?

No, but I never said I did. I have questioned everything we just queried in my book, shown that the current paradigm is scientifically invalid and wrong, and presented an alternative hypothesis that is based on real science, is amenable to the scientific method, and fits real life addictions infinitely more than what is currently believed. You won't read my book. You won't debate the issues that differentiate your believed paradigm from my hypothesized paradigm. You won't even question your beliefs that are currently helping only 5% of addicts, if that. What gives you the validity to call yourself a CAC, an addictionologist, an addiction administrator?---

I have a diploma…blah blah blah…









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




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