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Straight, Inc. #290289

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 13, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Alexandria, Virginia) Nancy Reagan's 1982 visit to Straight, Incorporated drug rehabilitation center recalled. [REAGAN - praises participants.] Center's alleged success rate and fees mentioned. [Howard HOLSBERG - notes son John's future without Straight program.] [Straight graduate Laura TEOLIS - attributes her survival to Straight.] Controversy over program's high-pressure tactics examined. [Florida state attorney James GARDNER - claims program is based on false imprisonment.] [Former Straight client Tay WILLIAMS - claims he was prevented forcibly from leaving.] [Former client Tracy POOLE, Alan ENGMAN - describe treatment.] Hope Hyrons' experience outlined. [HYRONS - recalls restraints, Miller Newton's refusal to acknowledge her legal rights.] Newton's role during Nancy Reagan's tour recalled, shown. Hyrons said released only after police helped her. [Straight executive director Bill OLIVER - claims adult clients are free to leave any time.] Program's method preventing clients from access with outside world described, shown. [Emily BRIGHT - describes method to keep Straight clients in room at night.] [Lee BRIGHT - recalls beating.] [OLIVER - defs. program.] [GARDNER - notes focus of problem.] Florida officials said warning Straight to alter program; Virginia court reported finding Straight guilty of false imprisonment of client.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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