Fake Success Rates: Retention and Completion

There are a lot of issues involved with determining success rates for the various programs designed to help people with substance use problems. But how is success measured, that is, what constitutes success? Is it the reduction of substance use itself? Is it...

Comparing Apples to Melons – Four Loko

The February issue of the NIAAA Spectrum, boasts that their research was used by the FDA to crack down on the makers of alcoholic energy drinks such as Four Loko.  The way they present the information in this piece is instructive of the basic intellectual dishonesty...

Obesity as a Brain Disease

There is a push to classify obesity as a brain disorder or disease.  Is this good or bad, I don’t know.  It could be good if it happens, because it really is just a furtherance of logic that will hopefully collapse in upon itself at some point.  Obesity itself...
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