What Synanon Got Right

Watch this space for essays on Synanon as a social movement and on the tools that helped create positive change in people.

Mixed-Race Marriage

By Margo Macartney Part #1 Denial in San Diego In 1965 I was married to John P. We had been keeping company for about a year, and we thought we could make a marriage. We were young, he a very…

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Wendell: an Oakland story

The sight of the shoot-out had a lifelong impact on me as there were not more than three inches between bullet holes in the front side of all three buildings. The buildings were skeletal and had stood empty for more…

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The origins of The Synanon Game in a lecture by Rod Mullen of Amity House.