Hero of the Month
Page 3: HERO OF THE MONTH – “Mr. Whiteshoes.” (aka Bob) – a parent contributor to Straight, Inc. since almost the very beginning. He and his wife were among the first to enter a child in the Straight program.
Bob has offered his talents as an architect to Straight many times. As Straight’s “in-house” architect,” Bob has handled all remodeling of our new building (author’s note: new building refers to 3001 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg, Florida building) guiding all phases of building changes. He has advised on all building plans for Sarasota, Atlanta, and Cincinnati buildings.
Other kinds of volunteer contributions have been numerous. As a friend of a number of out-of-town parents, Bob has often shared earned-talk with straightlings on Monday and Friday nights. (Author’s note: they allowed “stand-in parents” for newcomer talks with their parents? The purpose of the talks were for newcomers to ‘confess and apologize’ to their parents to ‘work on the family relationships.’ How does having a ‘surrogate parent’ for a talk help anyone? Looking back there were so many questionable practices going on back then, it’s amazing that the parents with highly educated backgrounds didn’t notice.) He has been conducting New Parent Raps for over two years. (Author’s note: a parent who was an architect by day, voluntarily conducted ‘new parent “therapy” sessions” at Straight, Inc. — Does that make sense?) He volunteered to contribute immensely as a parent while his child was still in the program, and has continued to do so to today.
Bob, you have offered to other parents a supreme example of volunteer work to Straightlings, their parents and the program for a long time. For this we thank you, we appreciate you, we love you.
The Cost of Straight, Inc.
Page 13: The Cost of Straight, Inc. – If your child takes twelve months to 7th Step, the child receives nine hours a day of professional and peer raps and counseling for 365 days. At the standard charge, you pay 24 cents per hour to get your kid straight.
The alternatives are extremely expensive. For instance, you can pay 8 times as much per hour to pay for a druggie babysitter to help your druggie kid get Rover high.
Author’s note: There is so much wrong with this blurb which is copied directly out of this Straight, Inc. propaganda-filled newsletter. For instance, the time it generally takes a child to complete the program and the number of hours that a child spent in the program receiving “the treatment,” are completely erroneous. If they got those numbers right, the cost wouldn’t even be a full 24 cents per hour. But the greatest misleading statement in the above blurb is that there was any type of professional counseling ever occurring inside of the Straight, Inc. warehouse walls. I would love to hear from former Straight, Inc. parents what types of ‘professional counseling’ they thought took place in Straight, Inc.
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