Published by: Sourcebooks
The Dead Insideby Cyndy Etler
All Cyndy wanted was to be loved and accepted. But by age fourteen, she had fought off her stepfather’s sexual advances and escaped from her violent home, only to be reported as a runaway and sent to a drug rehab facility that changed her world.
To the public, Straight, Inc. was a place of recovery. But behind closed doors, it was something else entirely, relying on bizarre and unethical methods to “treat” its patients. In her gritty and unflinching memoir, Cyndy recounts the horrific sixteen months she spent suffering sleep deprivation, physical abuse, and brainwashing as she was “healed” in this true account of a living nightmare.