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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / My Lady
« on: March 25, 2002, 02:06:00 PM »
It grows increasingly difficult to view the most recent posts to the bbs when ladyjerricho comments on each and every post so frequently.  I do not want to at all discourage ladyjericho from posting her thoughts, feelings, or opinions on whatever topic she wishes.  However, I do want to let her know that the reply to a six month old post only fools other readers into believing that there is current discussion on that specific topic in this forum.  I am easily losing track of current discussion due to lady's frequent blanket posts across the board on each topic.  It is hard to read anything other than her posts!  Again, I do not wish to discourage anyone's posts but I do wish to have the easy access to current topical information that this board used to afford it's readers.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / And as
« on: March 24, 2002, 01:02:00 AM »
the Bluebirds and the Sparrows envy me.....

know what I do next?

you wish you were me too.

I can fuckin do it!

.....she says "I love you little boy".....

I was rather amazed when I put my name in google and found out that part of my life is in a book. It is good to know this site exists. I have since gotten a Masters in Criminal Justice with a focus in Addictions. One hope that I have had with this is to be a watchdog for other programs like straight and making certain that it does not happen again. Anyway I would be interested in hearing from anyone .My email is [email protected]. Eric Weaver

I was rather amazed when I put my name in google and found out that part of my life is in a book. It is good to know this site exists. I have since gotten a Masters in Criminal Justice with a focus in Addictions. One hope that I have had with this is to be a watchdog for other programs like straight and making certain that it does not happen again. Anyway I would be interested in hearing from anyone .My email is [email protected]

Elan School / HumanEducationAgainstLies...HEAL
« on: March 14, 2002, 07:31:00 AM »
That's the name of a great Rap compilation done in the early 90's. I think it's appropriate for these kind of forums, check it out.  I was in the Straight in Springfield,Va. back in 1987. Fortunately, I was able to manipulate a couple of people and downright outsmart my captors. I wriggled out the window that was INSIDE the shower. This was the only unalarmed window in the house. Thank the Universe it was on the first floor! After a little over two months in that place,however,I think I woulda risked it even if it was higher up. Wait a sec., scratch that. I DEFINATELY would have. I was seventeen years old. I was never captured, so as many others before me, I was on my way to runnin',hidin',hidin',runnin'. It fu#@in' sucked! My mother to this day doesn't know what happened in there. When I try to tell her a few things, she always cuts me off and says,"I just didn't know what else to do". Well....... that's fine and dandy, I get that part now. What I want is a little validation for what I was put through. I'm 32 now, I don't need to hear,"I was doin' my best" and what-not. A simple "sorry" and a hug go a long way with this old-school Straitling. Use essential oils ya'll! It's the purest form of healing medicine there is. This is a fact.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / hey, I got your tough love right here
« on: March 06, 2002, 05:53:00 AM »
What is immediately striking to me, as I tour the board in search of familiar names, looking for someone, anyone, I might have known when I was a young, confused inmate of the Straight system, is the fact that people are looking for answers--answers of anykind--that might explain what the fuck happened to them all those thankfully distant years ago.

I don't have those answers, unfortunately.  But I do feel moved to point out that there is certainly nothing wrong in raising these questions about the misery of straight.  Whether you believe that Straight "worked" for you or not, the time you spent there was miserable.  It had to be--and you're either lying or deeply masochistic if you say anything contrary.  Who actually likes being held against their will?  Who likes being shouted at and being told exactly how to dress, under the penalty of adding another couple of years to your sentence?  Moreover, who actually likes not being able to look out of a window?  Or to be able to walk around freely, without having a stranger holding you by the belt loop?  Nobody likes any of those things, despite the purported amount of good they may have done you at the time.  

So, my question to all the defenders of tough "love" out there is the following: why can't you stand to hear people complain about an experience that, for all intents and purposes, was undebateably bad?  I mean, you can't debate that you would have rather been anywhere other that trapped inside those four blank walls for all those months--all any of us are trying to do is make sense out of it and get on with our lives.  Why should the simple act of calling myself a "survivor" of such an experience be such a threat to you?

No one argues for the benefits of stepping in dogshit, or having one's cat run over--moreover, no one goes out of their way to tell a holocaust survivor that Auschitz was "a cake walk."  It is utterly baffling, then, that a person who has undergone almost identical horrors to my own, should feel the need to inform me that the pain I suffered at the hands of overzealous parents is not authentic.  

I'd never try to tell you that your love of--I don't know--muscle cars or power drills isn't real, even though I don't understand it and think it undeniably reflects your hillbilly upbringing--so why would you keep insisting that Straight was actually the best thing for me?

My suggestion is that you can't stand the thought of being a victim, even though you so obviously are.  You were brainwashed.  You totally were.  One day you thought drugs were cool, the next you hated them, and the only thing that happened to in between was a lot of abuse.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Conference
« on: February 28, 2002, 03:26:00 PM »
Hi, I was just wondering who all was planning on going to the conference, I live in Alberta Canada and I was thinking of coming out for it, but wanted to know if there would be some of you there; it would be nice to actually meet people that have gone through similar situations.

This is Cheeky54 by the way, I seem to have forgotten my password.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Has anyone heard of this program?
« on: February 10, 2002, 03:46:00 AM »
This is tommyfromhyde
The following is a link to an obit for Carol
Burnette's daughter. ... 34,00.html
On page 3 there is a reference to a program
called Palmer Drug Abuse Program (I remember
an acronym "PDAP"). I seem to remember a
60 Minutes about them but it's been years...

The Troubled Teen Industry / Program Creep (into public schools)
« on: January 30, 2002, 03:46:00 PM »
A round of applause for Chairman Stalin,
comrades! (don't be the first one to stop
But read down to the bottom folks. Buried
in the continuation someone isn't clapping.
Also it sounds like that student gov't got
itself packed by a religious right youth

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Come Back Daytopper !
« on: January 09, 2002, 04:58:00 AM »
Take a couple of days and tell us all you can

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Daytop Village Adolescent Residential
« on: January 06, 2002, 01:56:00 PM »
Does anyone know of a forum like this for former Daytop residents? I have been searching the web for information about abusive treatment at Daytop and I can't find anything. This amazes me. During the late 80's-early 90's, I was in and out of this TC. I experienced and witnessed horrendous abuse at the hands of staff members. I don't know why Daytop isn't exposed and other former residents aren't speaking out. Any help in finding info will be greatly appreciated.

Web forum hosting / G.A.S. Factor Bug Reports
« on: January 05, 2002, 10:40:00 PM »
Found any bugs in the Poll Software?

Post about them here, please.

Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / MY SECUIRUTY
« on: June 02, 2001, 02:18:35 AM »
how is it that even though I was a minor while in treatment you were able to obtaqin the address of my parents?  News of this forum has disturbed me somewhat and I will investigate further.

I have always felt that the program was engaged in admitting teens who did not need that kind of treatment and that they were milking many middle class families dry.

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