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Offline Elle

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« on: July 01, 2001, 12:05:06 PM »
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Why were sugar and white flower not allowed at synanon/straight/Kids? Is it a cocaine thing?


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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2001, 01:53:11 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2001, 03:20:07 PM »
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Thanks! I never really thought about that. They may even have had the same rule in AARC, I can't remember. I just remember that with stuff with as much sugar as candy was rare (like halloween) and we weren't allowed caffiene until one of the later levels. Other rehabs I've been in didn't allow caffiene or sugar either. Personally I've found that lots of sugar HELPS with giving up other addictions. I quit smoking by eating tuns of candy until the first month or two were up. God bless fast metabolizm.


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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2001, 10:16:32 PM »
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In the case of abusive rehab programs, I think the reason is to reduce distraction. These programs replace a  persons dependency on a drug with dependency on the program, therefore not being able to turn to sugar or other things to quell your cravings makes you more likely to accept the programming.

Slavish discipline makes a slavish temper... If severity carry'd to the
highest pitch does prevail, and works a cure upon the present unruly
distemper, it often brings in the room of it a worse and more dangerous
disease, by breaking the mind; and then, in the place of a disorderly young
fellow, you have a low spirited moap'd creature, who, however with his
unnatural sobriety he may please silly people, who commend tame unactive
children, because they make no noise, nor give them any trouble; yet at
last, will probably prove as uncomfortable a thing to his friends, as he
will be all his life an useless thing to himself and others... Beating them,
and all other sorts of slavish and corporal punishments, are not the
discipline fit to be used in the education of those we would have wise,
good, and ingenuous men...
John Locke, 1692

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 PM »
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I don't remember the flower thing so much as the sugar. I forgot for the longest time that we were'nt allowed sugary things except for jelly and fluff on sandwiches at lunch. It actually took reading all this stuff on the board to even remember that rule. The funny thing is that to this day I actually can't stomach sweet foods, I used to love candy as  a kid like most everyone else but afterwards I just plain don't like it. Same thing with soda and all that. I truly think that the reason is that it was taken away for so long that it's almost like meat when you don't eat it for a couple of years it just doesn't process the way it used to and makes you sick. It's probably not the worst thing but people look at me funny when I tell them that I don't like ice cream and cake. It's just really un-attractive to me.


Has anyone else noticed that with themselves?


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Offline Max Greene

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2001, 01:58:30 AM »
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When I was in St. Pete the staff took sugar away from us because they thought we were too "wired" to concentrate.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2002, 03:13:00 PM »
come to think of it, we weren't allowed to use baby powder. The staff at Straight I guess thought it looked too much like cocaine or something.
One 1st phaser actually had to go through their doctor and get a court document to use it for a medicine!
Craziness!
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