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Welcome to Project Straight Ink.

Project Straight Ink aims to illustrate the difference between evidence-based & non-evidence-based information primarily in matters of psychological health and well-being, using the historical example of the Straight, Inc. program.

You will find a repository of primary and secondary sources (which we are still collecting)  that document the history of Straight, Inc., a controversial, yet widely approved non-evidence-based adolescent treatment program that existed in its original form from 1976 to 1993.

The original Straight, Inc. no longer exists, but its techniques were widely replicated and are still practiced in some treatment programs today.

The history of Straight, Inc. also shows how destructive cults can naturally evolve, even from the most well-intended endeavors. We hope it will serve as a cautionary tale for future generations.

We will also present science-based resources for your evaluation.

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