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NIH Spent $480,500 to
Text Message Drunks

Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 6/13/2014 10:55:50 AM

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent nearly half a million dollars text messaging alcoholics to encourage them to stop drinking. Dr. Frederick Muench, an assistant professor in Columbia University’s psychiatry department, is leading the $480,500 study aimed to reduce “problem drinking.” “The proposed development study entitled, Tailored Mobile Text Messaging to Reduce Problem Drinking is designed to develop and test a tailored adaptive text messaging/short message service (SMS) intervention for individuals interested in stopping or reducing their alcool [sic] consumption,” the grant reads. The project hypothesizes that cell phones offer “brief intervention opportunities,” allowing researchers to text a drunk while they

The ability of the morons in this regime to waste money is astonishing. I´m sure Tom Coburn is aware of this, and as always, those in Washington don´t allow him to bring forward the bills he proposes to stop this insanity.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bad-hair, 6/13/2014 11:29:56 AM     (No. 9884490)

Creates a problem when you´re driving to have to put down your beer to answer a text message.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 6/13/2014 12:19:08 PM     (No. 9884574)

This is as stupid as addressing obesity by putting the calorie count on the front rather than the back or side of the package.

All obese people already know that M&Ms have a lot of calories.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 6/13/2014 2:05:47 PM     (No. 9884748)

Ahem, we meant VOTERS!

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