One of the fun things about science is that it can overturn your prejudices (trying again)

Something went awry with yesterday’s post, so I’m reposting and adding a video shared in a comment.

This interview with Keith Humphreys is well worth the time, particularly if you don’t have first hand experience with 12 step recovery.

For more info, visit David McCartney’s post on the Cochrane Review discussed in this interview.

Here’s a video from the Recovery Research Institute on the same topic.

One thought on “One of the fun things about science is that it can overturn your prejudices (trying again)

  1. A 2020 mega study from research juggernauts Cochrane garnered substantial attention when it concluded that “there is high quality evidence that manualized AA/[Twelve Step Facilitation] interventions are more effective than other established treatments, such as CBT.” Click-bait headlines proliferated touting things like, “AA Superior to CBT for Alcohol Addiction,” and, “AA Still Best to Beat Problem Drinking.” The 2020 Cochrane study conclusion was strikingly divergent from a similar Cochrane mega-study in 2006, which concluded that “no experimental studies unequivocally demonstrated the effectiveness of AA or [Twelve Step Facilitation] approaches.” Such discrepancies warrant further investigation.

    Beyond the surface of the click-bait headlines, details help make sense of Cochrane’s contradictory findings in 2006 and 2020. The 2006 study measured treatment success based on recovery rates determined by factors like improved quality of life and reduced drinking in addition to abstinence. The 2020 Cochrane study measured success exclusively by continuous, unbroken abstinence. Odd, considering that factors like improved quality of life and reduced use are viable outcomes and important measures of success in addiction treatment. – by Thaddeus Camlin, PsyD https://www.practicalrecovery.com/prblog/2020-cochrane-study-says-aa-is-more-effective-than-cbt/?fbclid=IwAR0hqDc-VlvjGJg-PN1bm20sFBW4cW43qaDUCwsQrS6b4tQnEIp83iUnFJM

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