Translator's Note:

Statements by American rehabilitation counselors have been translated from English to German back into English, with the exception of most of that from Dr. John Clark, as noted.

"This book gives an account of the way things were twenty years ago in the U.S.A. The sole purpose of the book is, as its title states, to relate information on the rehabilitation of former members of youth sects. It does not claim to define a youth sect nor to state that any organization mentioned in the book would today be considered to be a youth sect. It does not advocate anything in the present time other than voluntary study and rehabilitation of people who consider themselves to be former members of youth sects and distribution of information related thereto."

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