31 years ago I got sober via Alcoholics Anonymous but increasingly over the years my doubts regarding it effectiveness and efficacy has grown.

This episode of Healthcare Triage was adapted from one of Austin Frakt’s Upshot columns. Links to references and further reading can be found there: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/07/ups…

The NYTimes Upshot article mentioned above:

Alcoholics Anonymous and the Challenge of Evidence-Based Medicine

Do Alcoholics Anonymous participants do better at abstinence than nonparticipants because they are more motivated? Or is it because of something inherent in the A.A. program? How researchers answered these questions in a recent study offers insight into challenges of evidence-based medicine and evidence-informed policy.

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