This film chronicles the goings on at Synanon House, a rehabilitation center for people with all kinds of addictions. Chuck Dederich, a recovering alcoholic, founded and runs Synanon House.
Everyone is talking about Synanon House... where dope fiends fight their way back!
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Original advertising art featured a sketch of Alex Cord's character plunging a syringe into his arm - but the needle was covered by a black censorship block when the image was distributed as newspaper ads, poster art and as cover art of the soundtrack album. See more
Good evening. Synanon, is a corporation. It's a corporation whose business it is to cure dope addicts. Dope addicts - everybody talked about them, nobody did anything about them. Well, we did something about it. We did something. And the answer is this building and even more. 140 people who couldn't live without dope, are living here and they're living here without any crutches. We drink coffee and we smoke cigarettes. We drink a helluva lot of coffee and we smoke a helluva lot of cigarettes. ...