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Your advice seems sensible, but I don't see anything revolutionary about it. It's basic common sense, but I believe that your "sin" was your attempt at rebranding a simple concept, a framework to moderation and withdrawal, into a click-baity term: "dopamine fasting 2.0". It makes it look like yaf (yet another fad) and yaf is tiresome. Yaf is also easy target and an opportunity to sell paper.

I don't claim it's revolutionary. CBT is a lot of common sense--but as I like to say, "common sense ain't so common."

The original sin of the controversial title is what made it go viral, so it's the price to pay to get it to help more people.

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