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Making the Data fit the Hypothesis is not Science: The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), "Weasel Phrases," "Framing" and "Data-Dredging."

Principles of Addiction Medicine devotes a chapter to Physician Health Programs. Written by Paul Earley, M.D., FASAM,1 Earley states that the lifetime prevalence of substance abuse or addiction in physicians found by Hughes… 739 more words

Addiction Medicine

61chrissterry reblogged this on 61chrissterry and commented:

If this is proved to be true, then it could well throw doubt on other research results. When stating research results all data should be produced, otherwise is there someting to hide.

Making the Data fit the Hypothesis is not Science: The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), "Weasel Phrases," "Framing" and "Data-Dredging."

Principles of Addiction Medicine devotes a chapter to Physician Health Programs. Written by Paul Earley, M.D., FASAM,1 Earley states that the lifetime prevalence of substance abuse or addiction in physicians found by Hughes… 739 more words

Addiction Medicine

Doug Stanhope on Dr. Drew, Addiction, Rehab, and AA

Why does this have so few views on Youtube?  It’s funny, relevant, addresses serious issues (not “addiction” itself, but the political/medical/legal propagation of misunderstandings surrounding the “disease” that ultimately benefit nobody and harm many), and perhaps the best part; it’s all extremely ironic for obvious reasons.   45 more words

Humor

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Physician Suicide, Organizational Justice and the "Cry of pain" Model: Hopelessness, Helplessness and Defeat

They can be a terror to your mind and show you how to hold your tongue
They got mystery written all over their forehead
They kill babies in the crib and say only the good die young…
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FSPHP

Michael Lawrence Langan, M.D. reblogged this on Disrupted Physician and commented:

tireddoctorAccording to Talbott, “impaired doctors must first acknowledge their addiction and overcome their ‘terminal uniqueness’ before they can deal with a drug or alcohol problem.” “Terminal uniqueness “ is a phrase Talbott uses to describe doctors’ tendency to think they can heal themselves. “M-Deity” refers to doctors “being trained to think they’re God,” an unfounded generalization considering the vast diversity of individuals that make up our profession. This attitude, according to some critics, stems from the personal histories of the treatment staff, including Talbott, who are recovering alcoholics and addicts themselves. One such critic was Assistant Surgeon General under C. Everett Koop John C. Duffy who said that Ridgeview suffered from a “boot-camp mentality” toward physicians under their care and “assume every physician suffering from substance abuse is the same lying, stealing, cheating, manipulating individual they were when they had the illness. Certainly some physicians are manipulative, but it’s naïve to label all physicians with these problems.”

How should scientists respond to science denialism?? John Cook explains @ConversationEDU

Inoculating against science denial

John Cook, The University of Queensland

Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than… 953 more words

Science

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The Irrational Authority

The Irrational Authority.  Originally posted on:

Chaos Theory and Pharmacology

A blog dedicated to the study of complex relationships in pharmacology. “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” ― George Orwell… 325 more words

Drug Testing