Gooden Center
A residential drug treatment center for men located in Pasadena, CA. The Gooden Center is a proud member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).

(626) 356-0078
191 North El Molino Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101 US

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11 Reasons to Consider The Gooden Center

DESIGNED FOR MEN

Research shows that women and men approach treatment differently. Gender-specific treatment can enhance a client’s focus. Sensitive and very personal issues are more likely to be explored.

SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE

Higher priced programs don’t always equate to better treatment. Many find out costs to be among the most affordable in the country. Scholarships are periodically available when contributions are made by corporate, foundation, or individual donors.

INSURANCE ACCEPTED

We are contracted with most health insurance plans including Blue Cross, United Behavioral Health, Cigna, Aetna, Value Options, and many others. WE contact the insurance and managed care company to determine treatment benefits. If approved, we will bill directly.

ALUMNI SUPPORT AND MENTORING

There are several thousand alumni of The Gooden Center. Some have been actively volunteering for many years. Some mentor new residents and others help out in other ways. The Alumni group donates money to help insure that as many as possible are helped in spite of limited financial resources.

ACCREDITED

The Gooden Center is accredited by CARF- the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This helps the family, friend, and professional know that we have met several hundred quality standards for corporate compliance, governance and business practices.

PERSONAL TREATMENT OPTIONS

At The Gooden Center, we provide several accredited levels of care:

In keeping to our client-centered approach we utilize ASAM criteria and many other services such as ambulatory detox or one year of monitoring.

INCLUSIVE SPIRITUALITY

Our Inclusive Spirituality Curriculum is based on our vision of spirituality as a core element in recovery: "We believe that within each person there is a vision of wholeness, even joy. Most of our clients glimpse this vision. They touch within themselves a natural state of well being. They find the courage to be themselves. They discover that their true home has no address. It is within them." Our Spiritual Care Counselor

TWELVE STEP ORIENTATION

While we have counselors and therapists on staff and utilize medical and psychiatric consultants, the twelve steps are central to client’s experience. The twelve steps, as originated in Alcoholics Anonymous, are utilized by millions of recovering individuals all over the world. Clients at every level of care attend community.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Family members are strongly encouraged to participate in groups specifically designed for them. The weekly three-hour session includes a panel of those who have personally experienced recovery. Family members are invited to continue family sessions after their loved one.

45 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Five members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Episcopal Bishop Robert Gooden Founded the Gooden Center in 1962 as Bishop Gooden Home. Today Bishop Gooden Home remains our flagship house along with seven other beautifully restored homes and cottages nearby. Many alumni say the homelike setting was important in deciding.

AFTER CARE FOR LIFE

Any alumnus who wishes to return to weekly After Group may do so. There is no time limit. These counselor-facilitated groups are free. Many find them helpful when placed along side their participation in a twelve-step program.