Many of its inhabitants were professional criminals and bullshit artists, who had little interest in talk therapy, and no real intention of staying clean.
The darkly glamorous and important story of America’s first rehab
Nina Renata Aron
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Synanon

Oh my goodness, how shocking! Criminals and bullshit artists!

Lucky that’s not the case anymore.

Only nice, respectable people who are serious about being clean and sober go to rehab nowadays.

What about Synanon, founded in 1958? How does that fit in?