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¡GetSmart! with Erin Moore! Recovery Horror Documentary ”The Last Stop” & Synanon‘s Lasting Influence

¡GetSmart! with Erin Moore! Recovery Horror Documentary ”The Last Stop” & Synanon‘s Lasting Influence

October 22, 2021

RMA-Episode 59 Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA-The Last Stop: When a good kid goes down the wrong path, parents are left feeling hopeless. What do they do when their kid starts doing drugs and drinking and getting into trouble with the law? I’ll tell you what they shouldn’t do. Don’t have a transport company pull them out of bed in the middle of the night and send them to a place like the Elan School.

The Elan School,  located in the deep woods of Maine was presented to their parents as a last stop resort for out-of-control behaviour. It used a mixture of harsh discipline, emotional, and physical abuse, to deconstruct the students’ psyches and “cure” them of their behavioral issues.

The Last Stop, an award-winning documentary film currently streaming on Amazon Prime, takes a deeper look into the controversial therapy methods used at this school, methods that developed from the Synanon recovery cult. Synanon spawned hundreds of copycat programs like Daytop and Phoenix House, that used confrontational therapy and other abusive tactics with no scientific basis to treat teens with substance abuse and behavioral issues. 

Erin Moore joins Mike and Nat this week to share her experience as a survivor of the Phoenix House program, and to join in reviewing The Last Stop. It’s a compelling episode that strikes at the heart of the “troubled teen” movement and asks why there has been little to no oversight of these largely unregulated facilities.

 

Plus, the week in review and the usual hijinks on an out-of-control, questionably therapeutic, deep in the woods episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages. 

 

LINKS:

 

The Last Stop is available here----> Use this link and help out RMA~! https://amzn.to/3GcYP9O

 

Erin Moore

 

https://fallingphoenix.com/

Recovery News You Can Use

 

https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/

Recovery in the News:

 

Caging the Drunkards!

Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment services

 

The Week in Weird:

 

Einstein Examined Alien Craft in Roswell in 1947

 

Tell Us Your Ghost Story:

 

Email Mike at MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com

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While you’re there, buy a T-Shirt and support your favorite recovery podcast.

 

Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

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Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

 

Addiction Recovery Podcast

 

Dopamine Nation by Dr. Anna Lembke & NatX Returns to Traffic Court

Dopamine Nation by Dr. Anna Lembke & NatX Returns to Traffic Court

October 15, 2021

RMA-Episode 58 Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA, we review Dopamine Nation, the new book written by Dr. Anna Lembke, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Stanford University and director of its dual diagnosis clinic. 

 

This book is about pleasure. It’s also about pain. Most important, it’s about how to find the delicate balance between the two, and why now more than ever finding balance is essential. We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli that our brain is ill-equipped to handle. This leads to addictive behaviors and all the problems that flow from them. 

 

In Dopamine Nation, Dr. Anna Lembke condenses the science and explains why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain…and what to do about it.

 

Plus, RMA goes to Court and battles the judge for Nat’s soul, on a fully adjudicated, plea-bargained, homeostatic episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages. 

 

LINKS:

 

Dopamine Nation 

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Recovery News You Can Use

 

https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/

Recovery in the News:

 

In the quest for a liver transplant, patients are segregated by prior alcohol use

Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment services

 

The Week in Weird:

 

William Shatner Goes Where no 90 Year-Old Has Gone Before

 

Tell Us Your Ghost Story:

 

Email Mike at MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

 

Addiction Recovery Podcast

 

RMA Nights! The Kratom Withdrawal Nightmare With Jeff & Bianca D.

RMA Nights! The Kratom Withdrawal Nightmare With Jeff & Bianca D.

October 8, 2021

RMA-Episode 57 Show Notes:

 

Did you ever think you were making progress in your recovery only to be derailed by something that you thought was helping you? That’s what happened to this week’s guests Jeff and Bianca D. Some of you may recognize Jeff’s name from the RMA Facebook group where he is one of the moderators. He also designed the latest RMA T-Shirts (available for purchase at www.middleagesrecovery.com)! 

 

Jeff and Bianca  join us this week to talk about how Bianca’s use of Kratom went from a seemingly harmless, occasional habit, to a full-blown addiction requiring a lengthy detox and recovery period. Their story is a cautionary tale about what can happen when recovery goes sideways. Tune on to hear the rest of the tale, this week on RMA.

 

Plus, the week in review, the Monksters Speak and so much more on a detoxified, extracted, early-bird special episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages

 

LINKS:

Recovery News You Can Use

 

https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/

Recovery in the News:

 

A Sober-Curious Movement Builds Online

Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment services

 

The Week in Weird:

 

Cold Cast Team Believes They Have Identified the Zodiac Killer

 

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

 

Addiction Recovery Podcast

 

12 Smart Things To Do When The Booze and Drugs are Gone: Part 2 & The Monksters Speak!

12 Smart Things To Do When The Booze and Drugs are Gone: Part 2 & The Monksters Speak!

October 1, 2021

RMA-Episode 56 Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA-We continue our discussion of emotional sobriety as an essential element of recovery by taking a look at a few of Dr. Berger’s 12 Smart Things. Find out what you have in common with a Bonsai tree!  Don’t let other people edit your reality, man! Also, know thyself and above all, watch your projections. 

 

Plus, the week in review and the usual hijinks on an emotionally centered, integrated, rigorously honest episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages

 

LINKS:

 

12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone: Choosing Emotional Sobriety through Self-Awareness and Right Action 

Purchase through this link to support RMA! https://amzn.to/3CDxhrm

 

Recovery News You Can Use

 

https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/

Recovery in the News:

 

Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment 

Lawmakers want to strengthen access to non-religious substance abuse treatment services

 

The Week in Weird:

 

Demi Lovato’s Close Encounter

 

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While you’re there, buy a T-Shirt and support your favorite recovery podcast.

 

Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Minds

 

Addiction Recovery Podcast

Emotional Sobriety: Discussing the book ”12 Smart Things…” by Dr. Alan Berger, PhD

Emotional Sobriety: Discussing the book ”12 Smart Things…” by Dr. Alan Berger, PhD

September 24, 2021

RMA-Episode 55 Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA-Emotional Sobriety as an essential element of recovery. What is it? How can we achieve it? Why is it important? You’ve heard us say that the real work begins once the drinking and using ends. This week we explain what that means. The quality of our recovery is determined by how we respond to the problems or challenges in our lives. But because we don’t know how best to respond to these issues, we end up stuck and frustrated. Emotional sobriety is a state in which we experience our emotions and respect them, but we respond to them the way we would respond to other kinds of information. So, we don’t act out in a knee-jerk response to every passing emotional state. 

 

Dr. Allen Berger wrote the book on Emotional Sobriety and this week Mike and Nat dive right in.

 

Plus, the week in review and the usual hijinks on a self-aware, fully differentiated, balanced episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages

 

LINKS:

 

12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone: Choosing Emotional Sobriety through Self-Awareness and Right Action 

Purchase through this link to support RMA! https://amzn.to/3CDxhrm

 

Recovery News You Can Use

 

https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/

Recovery in the News:

 

College Students Using Marijuana More, Alcohol Less

The Week in Weird:

 

Prisoner Reports Odd UFO Sighting

 

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While you’re there, buy a T-Shirt and support your favorite recovery podcast.

 

Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Minds

 

Addiction Recovery Podcast

 

The Gallows Humor of Recovery - Grant B. Stops in to Discuss His Sober Journey

The Gallows Humor of Recovery - Grant B. Stops in to Discuss His Sober Journey

September 17, 2021

RMA-Episode 46 Show Notes:

 

What is a “high-functioning” alcoholic?  I think there are a fair number of people out there who are able to keep drinking and using while at the same time enjoying success in a career and having a normal-appearing life. The keyword there is “appearing” because as anyone who has been there can tell you, when you are wrestling with an addiction while trying to hold together a professional career, you spend a lot of time on appearances. Eventually, like a house of cards built on quicksand, the whole thing comes tumbling down. That’s what happened to this week’s guest Grant Boyken. Grant had a successful career and a solid family life until the day came where he could no longer hide the fact that he was living another life where he was drinking all day, and quietly falling apart.  But don’t worry! The story has a happy ending. 

 

Plus, a listener asks if getting high on Delta 8 THC is a relapse, and Mike and Nat talk about their wacky weeks, so please join us as we voyage into a confessional, really long, inquisitive episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

 

Grant’s Website:

 

https://www.soberliningsplaybook.com/

Recovery in the News:

 

The Rise of Harm Reduction in the War on Drugs

The Week in Weird:

 

Forgetful Ghost Hunters Accidentally ASpark Bomb Scare

 

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While you’re there, buy a T-Shirt and support your favorite recovery podcast.

 

Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.

If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Minds

 

Addiction Recovery Podcast

 

Sponsorship Part 3: Tandem Sponsors & Mentors - 9/11 20th Anniversary PTSD

Sponsorship Part 3: Tandem Sponsors & Mentors - 9/11 20th Anniversary PTSD

September 10, 2021

RMA-Episode 53 Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA: Tandem bicycles, tandem kayaks...tandem sponsors? Last week we looked at the darker side of sponsorship and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls that some might say are inherent in the sponsor model. This week we sound a more upbeat note and make a modest proposal: sponsorship the RMA way. How do we find a recovery mentor? What utility is there in having a recovery friend and accountability partner? We answer those questions and more, (and also go long on the week in review).

 

Also, this week is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Mike and Nat share their memories of that terrible day and discuss the aftermath and how it affected their drinking and drug use.

 

Finally, Mike’s appearance on This Naked Mind is STILL drawing in a wave of new listeners. We welcome them with open arms. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

 

All this and more on a somewhat somber, reciprocal, high-wire walking episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

 

Mike’s Interview on Annie Grace

 

Sober Linings Playbook (Aggregated recovery and addiction news and resources).

Recovery in the News:

 

Michael K. Williams Dead at 54

The Week in Weird:

 

Alien Head Statue Found on Mars

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

¡Get Smart! with Erin Moore! Discussing Sponsorship & The 13th Step

¡Get Smart! with Erin Moore! Discussing Sponsorship & The 13th Step

September 3, 2021

RMA-Episode 52 Show Notes:

 

This week on RMA: When sponsors go bad. Anyone who has been around 12 step groups for any length of time is familiar with the idea of the “13th Step”. The act of “13th Stepping” is when a more experienced member of AA or NA pursues a romantic or other exploitative relationship with a new group member. Obviously this can be detrimental to someone’s recovery, but it can also be dangerous, and sometimes deadly. With courts using AA as an alternative to incarceration for all sorts of offences that have nothing to do with alcohol, the problem is getting worse. 

 

Is such 13th stepping an inevitable byproduct of the 12 step model or are there safeguards that can be put into place by the involved organizations that would reduce or eliminate the potential for abuse of the sponsorship model? Mike and Nat, joined by RMA regular Erin Moore, do a deep dive into the issues of power imbalances and exploitation in 12 step groups, and consider ways to make meetings safer for people in recovery.

 

PLUS, Mike’s appearance on This Naked Mind has led to a wave of new listeners and we welcome them with open arms. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

 

All this and more on an extra inning, back to school, everyday episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

 

Mike’s Interview on Annie Grace

 

Sober Linings Playbook (Aggregated recovery and addiction news and resources).

Recovery in the News:

 

Doc Gooden wanted the Len Bias Coke

The Week in Weird:

 

Another Pair of Mysterious Cattle Mutilation Cases Reported in Oregon

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

Pros & Cons of Traditional Sponsorship - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Pros & Cons of Traditional Sponsorship - The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

August 27, 2021

RMA-Episode 51 Show Notes:

 

And now, a word from our sponsors. Just kidding,  RMA doesn’t have any sponsors. Yet.  BUT, Mike and Nat have a few things to say about the role of sponsors in recovery and this week they lay it down. What is the history of sponsorship in 12 Step programs?  What are the benefits of having a sponsor? What are the potential pitfalls and how can you avoid them? Is there a better sponsorship model out there? In the first of a multi-part series, Mike and Nat discuss the current sponsorship model and propose ways it could be improved to be more helpful to your recovery journey.

 

PLUS, two years ago Mike said goodbye to the booze. One year ago he and Nat started the podcast. This week, Mike’s interview on This Naked Mind was released into the wild. How is he doing with all that?

 

All this and more on an over-exposed, gratefully deadicated, cryptozoologically aware episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

 

Mike’s Interview on Annie Grace

Recovery in the News:

 

Death at the Dead Show

The Week in Weird:

 

Second Bigfoot Sighting in Two Months in Ohio

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

1st Anniversary Show! Mexican Assisted Treatment? MAT vs 12 Step Dogma Explained

1st Anniversary Show! Mexican Assisted Treatment? MAT vs 12 Step Dogma Explained

August 20, 2021

RMA-Episode 50 Show Notes:

 

50 Episodes! For one solid year we’ve been on this journey together, sharing our experience strength and hope with all of you out there in podcast land. We hope it has been as fun and interesting for you to listen as it has for us to make it. Buckle up buttercup, we’re just getting started! 

 

This week, Nat returns from the land of the endless Margaritas and we talk about vacations, sobriety, triggers, (and Mexican pharmacies), and all the stuff that can make or break your recovery while away from home. THEN we revisit the topic of medically assisted treatment (MAT), while deconstructing a “discussion” Mike had on facebook with some AA purists who think that if you’re taking a drug to help you quit drinking, then you really aren’t sober.

 

All this and more on a duty-free, poolside serviced, boysenberry syrup-soaked episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.

Recovery in the News:

 

International House of Pancreatitis Will Begin Serving Booze With Pancakes

The Week in Weird:

 

Monstrous Ancient Dragon Discovered

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Check out the website:

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Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com and tell us your story of your struggles with alcohol and drugs. Fill out the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read it on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed).

 

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER 

Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there!

 

We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there.If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery.  

 

https://www.aa.org/

https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/

 

Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):

 

This Naked Mind

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