Treatment Research Lacks Good Science: A detailed scientific critique of Behrens study findings – ASTART has been concerned about the marketing of teen residential programs that highlights the findings from a study by Ellen Behrens and Kristin Satterfield. Two reports are widely cited in youth residential treatment marketing and promotional materials. There is a dearth of research on the effectiveness of residential programs, and this study does provide some information for consideration. However, there are striking conflicts of interest in the research and several flaws in the methodology of the study that make its findings questionable. Further, industry websites make several claims about the findings and their meaning that go far beyond what the data shows, and that our experts believe are misleading to parents, providers and youth.