Hey, did anyone else have a really negative experience at Second Nature Entrada in Utah? Now called evoke I think. I went there in 2013 and still think about it all the time, but the lists of the bad places never include it. Some of the stuff that happened to me there:
- put us on 48 hour isolation in solitary confinement on the whim of the staff members. Not even as punishment.
- i was forced to drink a gallon of water in 5 minutes on two separate occasions as punishment for forgetting to get my water bottles logged (they can’t be held liable). They told me if I finished it the group would get quesadillas, so everyone cheered me on. Both times I drank until I threw up water, and both times I was forced to scoop up my own vomit even though it was just water, dig a hole for it, and was told I was dramatizing
- staff calling the girls names, encouraging us to call each other names, encouraging verbal abuse -group meetings that existed purely to humiliate and shame.
- girls being forced to hike and participate while withdrawing from serious drugs such as meth, crack and heroin
- i was put on meds that made me drowsy, accused me of faking when I kept passing out under the weight of my backpack as a result, only stopped the meds when my parents noted they couldn’t read my handwriting bc I was so weak.
- inadequate protection against the desert cold, girls would cry themselves to sleep.
- was made to write a list of things I would never tell my parents, rhwn forced to read it. When I turned around they were there for their visit which I hadn’t been told abour ahead of time.
- I never got the hang of making a fire, and they thought I just wasn’t trying, so they put me on isolation for a week where I couldn’t talk to anyone and the only thing I was allowed to do was to try making a fire all day. For a week.
- sadistic games played by the counselers just to teach us lessons, promising prizes it was impossible to win.
- clearly Morman therapist who told me I needed to find a higher power to get better, even though he knew I was Jewish and that that is a higher power.
- kept me an extra month against my parents will because they wanted to take me home instead of transfer me to a RTC in Utah.
- was not allowed to draw read or write.
I could go on. Did anyone else have similar experiences there??? I always see it listed as one of the “good ones” and I’m just confused
- Second Nature Utah (The original testimony on Reddit)
- About the program (1000 places you do not want to be as a teenager)