Straight, Inc. Copout Stories

Very Good news!  As Promised we have already started upgrading and improving this website during this month of April 2014.  As you can see it looks better already. This is just the beginning!  The Best is yet to Be!

Please send all copout stories to

Welcome to Straight, Inc. Copout Stories. We`re glad you`re here. You`re amongst Friends. This site contains shocking stories of people who have “copped out” aka “escaped” from that evil pit of Hell known as Straight Incorporated. “Straight, Incorporated” was a very destructive, highly controversial and extremely abusive cult that shamelessly and dishonestly, masqueraded as a drug rehab for teenagers in several parts of the United States from 1976 to 1993. Straight was Hell on Earth. Straight Incorporated is one of the worst Cults the World has ever seen. No question about it. The horror stories about Straight are countless and endless. It`s a bottomless pit. You never run out of this stuff.

This website is a permanent Tribute and Monument to all the people who have ever escaped from Straight. Being a “copout” from Straight is a permanent badge of Honor for Life.  If you have ever “copped out” from Straight, we want to hear your story. Your story is very important. Your story matters. Your story stands the test of time. Let us post your story on here making it part of the permanent record. Your story will help countless others.

Copouts are EXTREMELY intelligent people and brilliant overachievers. They always have been and they always will be. I know this for a fact!  They single-handedly escaped from one of the worst cults in history and they made it look easy in the process. ALL copouts make Harry Houdini look like a third rate amateur.  Once they set their mind to do something they can accomplish ANYTHING. This I also know for a fact.  Once a copout starts writing something they can produce something better then any writer in history. I`m 100% serious.  I always keep hoping you guys (and gals) all across America will write and send me that very next copout story. Don`t worry about grammar and punctuation. I will take care of all of that if you want me to.  Sitting down and just doing the writing/typing is 95% of the battle.  If you want my help I am always here for you 24 hours a day,7 days a week,365 days a year.  I never read a copout story I didn`t like.

We never have and we never will pay anyone for submitting their stories.

We will not forward any e-mails to anyone about anything. Please don`t ask us for someone`s contact information. We never give out any information about the people who have shared their stories on this website.  No exceptions ever. The reason for this is that we believe very,very,very strongly in always protecting and respecting the privacy of ALL the people who have been kind enough to share their stories with us on this website. This will never change.

Please take the time to read “The Help Page.”  Much less painful then 100,000 trips to the Dentist. :)

Please check out our LINKS section as well.  If you know of a LINK that we don`t currently have posted then please feel free to e-mail it to us.

Please feel free to tell other Straight Survivors about this site. One way to do this is to e-mail other Survivors the link to this site. We also encourage fellow Survivors to post the link to this copout site on the other “group websites” about Straight Incorporated. If you were never in Straight but you know somebody who was then please e-mail them this link to our website. We want to get the word about this website to as many people as possible. We hope you will help us do this.

If you are a former Straight parent or if you are some other family member and you want to write about your experience, from your vantage point of a family member of yours copping out from Straight, we encourage you to write your story and send them to us and we will post your story on our website. We welcome all copout stories from family members. Hope to hear from you.

If you want to write and send us your copout story but you want your story posted “anonymously” on the website, we will honor and respect your wishes. This is no problem at all.

We are always looking for ways to make this website better. If you have any ideas and suggestions on ways we can improve this website please e-mail us and let us know.

Thank You to everyone on this website who has taken the time to write and share your copout stories with us. We deeply appreciate every single one of them and we are extremely grateful to all of you for letting us post them on here. We can`t thank you enough. Without all of you there wouldn`t be a copout site at all. Thank You all for your courage,your trust and your friendship. Thank You all for being willing to take that journey to hell and back and putting it all on paper for us so we could post your story on this website. It wasn`t easy but you did it anyway and we are extremely grateful to you all. We are forever in your debt.

Founded by Straight Survivors Mike S. and Chris Poole

Please send all copout stories to