…most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion. This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars. Their every truth is not quite true. Their two is not the real … Continue reading Their every truth . . .
I've never met Scott Kellogg, but I appreciate his presence in the field. He's struck me as a pragmatist who tries to find third ways and has a conservative temperament. There are too few people who fit that description. His recent piece for Substance and Pacific Standard is on "A Struggle for the Soul of Addiction Treatment." … Continue reading The soul of addiction treatment
We've been seeing a lot of claims about the comparative effectiveness of AA or 12 step facilitation (TSF) versus motivational interviewing (MI) or motivational enhancement therapy (MET), most recently here. That AA/TSF is superstitious voodoo and MI/MET is rational, evidence-based and effective. (Interestingly, the author of the piece used an appeal to authority argument by … Continue reading Strange conclusions – updated w/ link