Believe a large sampling if the study be a survey. For example, believe that statements or opinions gleaned from a sample of about 8,000 people out of millions that attend twelve-step meetings are a reliable representation of something that works. Beware of opinions of two or three hundred people.
Or believe a strong (rigorous) quantitative study.
Quantitative studies are almost nonexistant in the addiction field. Studies (?) are riddled with design errors yet are used to provide, although falsely, evidence of results to support treatment profiteers. In actuality, true research does not produce true results but only produces suggestions.
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