Kategori:Straight Inc

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This category contains info on programs with have roots in Straight, Inc. It also will contain material of methods used in relationship with the concept of "drug treatment" in Straight related programs.

Officially Straight, Incorporated was a non-profit drug rehabilitation program in the United States that produced hundreds of reports of abuse of adolescents and their families during its 15 years of existence.

This program was highly controversial due to the style of therapy it used, called "marathoning" that has been likened to brainwashing similar to the methods used on American POWs captured by the Vietcong [1]. Various allegations of abuse and lawsuits led to the end of Straight, Inc [2].

After closure

A number of programs used all or parts of the original programming methods including to use of host families. They are beside the individual program listed in this category:

  • Kids Helping Kids - (In operation 1981 - 2006) Granted to Pathway Family Center in 2006.
  • LIFE Inc.
  • Kids of Southern California
  • Phoenix Institute
  • Turnabout/Stillwater Academy in South Jordan, UT
  • STEP Inc.
  • Growing Together, Inc.
  • Possibilities Unlimited
  • Life Line Inc.
  • SAFE (Substance Abuse Family Education Inc.)
  • ACE
  • Proctor Advocate
  • Yes Families
  • Second Chance
  • Pathway Family Center, (In operation 1993 - 2009)
  • Operation Re-Entry (Miami) [5]

See also

External Links

Survivor groups


  1. Brady, Pete. "Straight, Incorporated." Cannabis Culture. Accessed September 24, 2006. [1]
  2. Fager, Wesley M. "Flow Chart of the Straights and opening and closing dates for Straight, Inc." The Straights dot com Accessed September 24, 2006. [2]
  3. 3,0 3,1 Kids of Bergen County memorial page
  4. Kids of El Paso memorial page
  5. Review of The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, by Elyn R. Saks, Amazon, ISBN-10: 140130138X