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Book Review

Arthur A. Dole, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.Trenton, MaineThe Rise and Fall of Synanon: A California UtopiaRod Janzen. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001, 300 pages.Founded in 1958 by Charles E. “Chuck” Diederich, a charismatic alcoholic, Synanon started in California as a residential treatment center for drug addicts. According to author Rod Janzen, Synanon became “one of the most successful and most innovative communal societies in the United States.” At its peak, more than 2,000 men, wome...

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