News Articles


Newspaper & Magazine Articles

By Location & Date

No specified program location:

1985-06-17: Space offers incentive for youth. (Source: The Daily Intelligencer, Page: 6)

St. Petersburg, Florida


1976-07-28 “Drug Program Will Treat Youths”(Source: St. Petersburg Times, Page: 4B)

1976-08-12 “Straight Inc. Renews The Fight To Separate Teens From Drugs”  (Source: St. Petersburg Times, Page 8B)

1976-10-15 “Straight Inc” (Source: Evening Independent, Page: 19A)


1982-02-16 Getting Straight (Source: The Washington Post, Pages: B1, B11)

1982-02-15 First Lady Visits Drug Centers Source:  Page:

1982-02-16 First Lady Talks With Drug Users Source:  Page:

1982-02-16 Permissiveness is Over Says First Lady Source:  Page:

1982-02-16 Reagan Laments Drug Abuse Effect Source:  Page:

1982-02-16 Teen Drug Use Tales Choke Up Nancy Source:  Page:

1982-02-18 Nancy Reagan Steps Up Her Anti-Drug Crusade Source:  Page:

1982, April My Child Was a Walking Chemical. Source: Reader’s Digest

1982-05-03: Americans face up to drug problem – at home, on job, in school. Source: The Christian Science Monitor

1982-07-14: Parents at Odds Over Straight (Source: The Washington Post. Page: VA 14)

1982-07-26 Inside Straight. Source: The Evening Independent. Page: Section B

Sarasota, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

1983-05-23 Eastern Airlines Funds Rehab Group. (Source: Atlanta Constitution, Page:  )

1983-07-04 Dime to call Dad when Pressured. (Source: Syracuse Herald-Journal, Page: C3)

1983-12-09 Dear Ann Landers regarding Straight. (Source: The Titusville Herald. Page: 14)

Cincinnati, Ohio


1985-04-25 Cincinnati Girl Details battle Against Drugs (Source: Journal-Tribune  Page: 3)

Springfield Virginia (Greater Washington, DC Metro area)


Undated: ‘Straight’ drug program called not controversial (Source: The Journal, Page: )

1981-11-19: How One Family Handled Drug Abuse  (Source:  Page:)


1982, May: Deadlier than Heroine. Source: Reader’s Digest Reprint

1982-05-24: Congressional Record: Hon. Frank R. Wolf: Straight Inc./Robert L. DuPont, M.D.  Drugs and Kids: New Hope  (Source:  Page: )

1982-06-17: Parents’ Almanac: Kids & Drugs  (Source: The Washington Post Page: )

1982-07-14: ‘Straight’ Drug Cure Program Headed Here  (Source:  Page: )

1982-08-15: The Child on Drugs: Lock Him In or Lock Him Out? (Source: Washington Post  Page: )

1982 -08-23: The Child on Drugs. (also a blurb in the section: Personalities)

1982-09-14: Straight Inc. Drug Treatment Unit Wins Approval of Fairfax Board (Source: Washington Post, Page: C3)

1982-09-15: Fairfax OKs Drug Abuse Program (Source: The Fairfax Journal  Page: )

1982-09-21: Three Cheers.  (Source: The Fairfax Journal  Page: B1)

1982-11-16: Teenage Problems. (Source: The Frederick Post, Page: A6)


1983: Lets Get Our Kids Off Drugs by Nancy Reagan. (Source: The Lady’s Home Journal)

1983-01-17: Speaking of your health. (Source: The Valley Independent, Page: 15)

1983-05-30: When Treatment Becomes Coercion (Source: The Washington Post, Page: A17)

1983-06-11: Bitter Victory: He won suit against anti-drug program, but family still finds him guilty. (Source: Syracuse Post Standard  Page: A-2)

1983-08-04: 16-year-old tells Rotary he found ‘new and better life’ in Straight  (Source: THE NEWS, Frederick, MD  Page: A-10)

1983-08-08: Teen-ager tells Rotarians about his past life in the world of drugs. (Source: THE POST  Page: )

1983-08-23: Straight Talk, (Source: THE POST, Frederick, MD Page: B4)

1983-09-16 Drug Rehabilitation (Source: THE NEWS, Frederick, MD Page: C12)

1983-11-23: Foleys to speak at health seminar  (Source: THE POST, Frederick, MD  Page: B-2)


1985-11-12: Nancy, Diana Visit Va. Drug Treatment Center. (Source: Tyrone Daily Herald, Page: 2)

1985-11-12: From here to maternity at Penney’s. (Source: Syracuse Herald-Journal, Page: A8)


1990-01-19 Straight Inc. Family Service Center (Source: THE CAPITAL  Page: A-2)

1990-01-21 Celebrate Straight, Inc. (Source: THE CAPITAL  Page: D7)

1990-02-18 Annapolis group has been Straight for one full year. (Source: THE CAPITAL  Page: D7)

1990-05-03 Drug Program Speakers. (Source: THE CAPITAL  Page: )

1990-07-19 Drug Testing Reconsidered.  (Source: THE NEWS Page: A10)

1991-07-01 Flashback: LSD winning new converts. (Source: THE CAPITAL  Page:  A1)

1991-08-04 Straight Inc moves to Maryland. (Source: THE CAPITAL  Page: A4)

1991-09-17 State near accord with anti-drug group. (Source: THE CAPITAL  Page: A4)

1991-09-18 Drug program back in business. (Source: The Frederick Post  Page: B4)

1991-12-31 Regulators question drug treatment site. (Source: THE CAPITAL  Page: A4)


1992-01-02 Straight regulators scrutinize Straight Inc. (Source: THE NEWS  Page: B1)


Orlando, Florida

Stoughton, Massachusetts

Detroit Michigan

1986-09-17 Kids help kids through Straight Inc. (Source: Chronicle-Telegram, Page: A8)

Dallas, Texas

Yorba Linda, California