DRUG CENTERS, PARENTS VIE OVER WHO KNOWS BEST - 1988-08-22

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F43.png DRUG CENTERS, PARENTS VIE OVER WHO KNOWS BEST August 22, 1988, Mary Jordan, Washington Post

Paulette Curry was barely awake when she picked up the telephone at 7:30 a.m. and heard her son gasping on the other end of the line.

Andre Curry, 16, told his mother he was having an asthma attack and that the counselors at the Primavera Treatment Center, a private drug rehabilitation center in Culpeper, were not taking it seriously.

The story of what happened to the 16-year-old after he telephoned his mother July 28 illustrates the rarely publicized but increasingly common tug-of-war that occurs between parents of juvenile drug users and drug abuse counselors, experts in the field say.


{{cite news | author = Mary Jordan | title = DRUG CENTERS, PARENTS VIE OVER WHO KNOWS BEST | url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1988/08/22/drug-centers-parents-vie-over-who-knows-best/1a257b3e-15c0-4c77-bc82-523f4fe863ab/ | work = Washington Post | date = August 22, 1988 | accessdate = February 18, 2017 }}