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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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