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Short Radly Balko Article about Straight & Pathways
« on: January 22, 2007, 07:22:12 PM »
Posted today.  He's the one who did the
If you have a site link to it. The more links, the more exposure it gets.

Here's the article in ya don't feel like clickin.

January 22, 2007 Straight Lives by Radly Balko

Yet another example of a Straight, Inc. rehab center closing up under public pressure and lawsuits, then merely reopening under a new name. This time, it's the chain of "Pathways" rehab centers around my home state of Indiana.

What's remarkable is that parents would put their kids through one of these programs, which can do a hell of a lot more damage than whatever drugs the kids were experimenting with that got them enrolled in the first place. It's testament to what a terrific job the drug warriors have done at terrifying the shit out of people.

It's also testament to this country's completely irrational pharmacological phobia that even today's hyper-reactive culture when it comes to crimes against children, Mel and Betty Sembler not only aren't in jail, they're an exalted Republican Party power couple, with Mel Sember, the former ambassador, having recently signed on to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
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RIP Steve Matthews and all those we have lost along the way!