Tuesday, November 15, 2005
"Kids Helping Kids": A Bizarre Drug "Treatment" Program
What is it about Milford, Ohio? That's where an outrageous, $60,000 undercover sting operation was pulled off in a high school by the District Superintendent. Now we find that it is the home of Kids Helping Kids, an odd, and troubling, drug treatment program for kids.
I highly recommend that you watch the video available at this local TV news webpage. The sound starts a few seconds before the video, and it has some unfortunate local TV elements, but it is also quite informative.
One parent offers a sentiment that sounds about right to me: "No one should be abused emotionally or physically in the name of treatment." Incidentally, there don't seem to be any doctors involved in this "treatment".
Kids Helping Kids doesn't seem to be the worst treatment program out there.
Update: Radley Balko has more, a whole lot more, first here and then here. It's worse than I thought.