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Offline LucyMax

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Re: what were some of those staff members first and last names
« on: January 03, 2010, 10:18:23 AM »
I remember an Annie from Lauderdale. She was younger than me by a few years and I was 16. There was Susie, Doreen (redhead, skinny), Penny (?), some chick I can't remember her name, but remember her face. She sat w/me at my first open house when I talked with my mother. I said something like, "I'm only supposed to say good things, right?"

The open house--much later but I was still on the friggin' front row--was when I mouthed off. I was quickly escorted out of the room. Don't remember who the staff was. There were two of them, my parents and me in a back room. I was threatened with MacClenney if I didn't stay. I stayed. Escorted back to the meeting, told the audience I was sorry. Doreen got pissed when they broke out into applause. That was when I learned to play the game.

I wish I knew last names.
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Re: what were some of those staff members first and last names
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 12:39:19 PM »
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I was threatened with MacClenney if I didn't stay.

What was MacClenney?
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Offline LucyMax

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Re: what were some of those staff members first and last names
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 12:59:37 PM »
MacClenny (I misspelled it before) is the state hospital (mental institution). It's near Jacksonville, in the town of MacClenny. The real name of it is Northeast Florida State Hospital. We always just called it MacClenny.
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Re: what were some of those staff members first and last names
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 08:54:24 PM »
I remember reading an old post, that had a list of staff. Can't remember , gregfl or Antigen or who posted it. Still looking....
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Re: what were some of those staff members first and last names
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 10:55:12 AM »
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if they sent you to the state mental hospital, you would have had to be evaluated by a doctor.

no doubt the doctor would have found you to be -- what you were, a normal teenage kid.

and sent you home.
Perhaps not. (Your experience may have been different.)

Around that time (and still), there were a number of insurance scams going on where juvenile delinquents were locked up in psychiatric institutions in lieu of Juvie ... for the precise amount of time that their parents' health insurance would cover.

Funny how that works.

The courts were in on it. To some judges, this option represented a "kinder, gentler form of rehabilitation" than the more structured severity of a jail setting.
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Offline Johnny G

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Re: what were some of those staff members first and last names
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2010, 07:09:34 AM »
Many parents were trying to keep their kids out of jail, and a psych hospital had a lot more stigma attached to it than a "rehab" - especially a non medical rehab where the time spent disappears.
It was a case of "best intentions..." combined with the drug hysteria etc.

The court (in my case) looked quite favorably on my time on the program, can't say what the outcome would have been otherwise;
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Re: what were some of those staff members first and last names
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 03:29:13 PM »
It has probably been said before, but there is a certain irony that in AA, you are always considered an alcoholic, even when sober .

All of the staff "leaders" that I encountered were drug users so I guess that means that we were being administered to by other druggies.

I never responded well to the arguement that we could not have connections to people on the outside unless they were involved with the Seed.

Wouldn't that be construed as "new druggie friends"?

It was all very fucked up and twisted , no matter how you rolled the dice

The seed, indeed.................
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Re: what were some of those staff members first and last nam
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 09:28:37 PM »
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Why do you want the names, Cindy? What is it you are planning to do to them?


Who is this Cindy you reefer to???????????????????????????

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