Hot Topic: Adolescent Drug Treatment Abuse Conference Begins in St. Petersburg Tomorrow 6/7/02

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Last year DRCNet published a report on the proceedings of "Saving Our Children from Drug Treatment Abuse," a conference hosted by the Trebach Institute. This weekend, survivors and other advocates will take it to St. Petersburg, Florida, birthplace of the infamous "Straight" program, a creation of prohibitionist zealot Betty Sembler and her husband Mel Sembler, a powerful Republican named ambassador to Australia and now Italy.

This is a "hot topic," where the drug war and cult indoctrination mind control issues come together. As treatment in lieu of incarceration efforts progress to greater levels, the need to fix the treatment system and shut down psychologically abusive programs has never been greater.

St. Petersburg Times article previewing the conference:
http://www.sptimes.com/2002/06/07/Floridian/_In_the_middle_of_a_n.shtml

Conference announcement and registration info:
Visit http://www.trebach.org/abuse/conf2002/

DRCNet review of 2001 conference, with links to survivor sites:
http://www.drcnet.org/wol/198.html#trebachconference

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