When students learn that they should be partying hard and drinking to excess, they’ll tend to do that. In this case, they learned this lesson from “The Social Network”. The results are both frightening and enlightening.
The cancellation of Two And A Half Men is really a heightened version of a spat between 2 men about whether or not AA is an effective solution for a substance use problem. Chuck Lorre holds most of the power in this situation, he also happens to be completely devoted to Alcoholics Anonymous, which Sheen has been openly criticizing. See the evidence here, along with new info from CBS execs.
When Charlie Sheen said that AA was a cult, he was right. Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has cancelled production of the show because Charlie denounced AA, and it’s teachings. Why would he do this when he’s continued production in the past when Charlie went through rougher incidents? Because Charlie was in AA back then – but now that he’s left the cult, he needs to be punished.
Feelings don’t always reflect reality.
A closer look at the facts reveals that Four Loko is only involved in drinking related incidents because those who choose to drink it are already risky binge drinkers with histories of starting drinking at an earlier age, drinking more, and drinking more often. Alcoholic energy drinks have been unfairly targeted – and most of them have less caffeine than the same amount of coffee!
Motivational Interviewing may be the most successful approach the treatment world has for helping people to change their substance use habits – unfortunately the positives are likely outweighed or undone by the conventional treatment approaches with which it is simultaneously delivered.