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Synanon: The Beginning of the Troubled Teen Industry

How Did Today’s Troubled Teen Industry Come to Be? Synanon – The Beginnings of an Industry Before reading the history of Synanon, I encourage you to visit The Synanon Museum. The online “Museum” offers a unique view into life at Synanon. In 1958, Charles E. “Chuck” Dederich, Sr, a well-respected member of the Alcoholics Anonymous […]

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Memoir Excerpt – Part Three

Memoir Excerpt – C. Kapela © We had another half-hour on the field before group therapy.  As we walked our laps silently, I thought about what treatment had meant to me before Tranquility Bay.  My father used to work in the juvenile justice system and my mother suffered from severe mood disorders and anxiety.  They believed […]

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