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  •  No worries, bsm. (1+ / 0-)
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    bsmechanic

    I've had some experience trying to interpret responses from people talking about substance abuse issues using all sorts of initially confusing terminology (responses to surveys and focus group questions, for example); it can be really difficult to figure out what a person's getting at if you aren't using the same vocabulary to describe the same phenomena. There are a surprising number of terms used to describe common concepts like beginning/end, early/late, light/moderate/heavy, easy/difficult, etc. It can be frustrating to feel like you're almost on the same page as someone, but not quite, and just as confusing to feel as though you're not understanding/being understood when discussing the same issue (very common in focus groups). It's all good! :-)

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