Growl: Flawed Narconon Study Gets Published Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy | Full text | The NARCONON drug education curriculum for high school students: a non-randomized, controlled prevention trial Please -- all anons with a research background -- tear this to shreds. I'd like to point everyone toward the demographic bias in this study. The gender bias between the control group and the "drank the narconon Kool-Aid" group is so fucking obvious it makes my eyes hurt. Put briefly: this study is massively pre-loaded to yield the results they wanted. If this needs explaining, I'm happy to do so... but I prefer that other Anons with a research background critique this study on their own. Hint: males in the same age group are more prone to risk-taking behavior. See the table at: Table 2 Why is this important? If left unopposed, Narconon is going to quote this study over and over again to "prove" their methodology is scientifically based. We can clearly show it's yet another load of crap.