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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A Specialized Los Angeles Treatment Center

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by The Gooden Center No Comments

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There are many different treatment options for those making the important choice to seek help for an alcohol or drug addiction. At The Gooden Center, we offer men the opportunity to use one of five different paths to sobriety, each with its own special services, features and levels of support.

One of the most important things you can go for yourself is to admit you have a problem and to find help to make the changes you desire. This desire to come from within, and you have to be ready, willing and open to making changes in your life to move forward in your recovery.

The key is to choose the Los Angeles treatment center and treatment option best suited to your unique needs. Having the ability to make a choice on the level of support and treatment you require during your recovery helps you to feel in control and allows you to be active in your healing from an addiction.

Residential Options

While residential treatment or living at the Los Angeles treatment center may not be necessary for everyone, it is an important aspect of recovery for many of our clients. In these settings, you will live with others also in recovery. You will participate in individual and group counseling, educational classes and in activities to help you in all aspects of your life during and after your residential placement is complete.

Outpatient Options

We offer different levels of outpatient support and recovery programs. Men can participate in day treatment programs, which may be the next step after residential treatment is complete.

Our day patients will attend 6 hours of classes, counseling, education, activities and groups per day. Some patients may choose to live a home if they have strong, supportive and clean and sober partner or support network, or they may choose to live in our Sober Living facilities.

Another option for non-residential clients is our intensive outpatient treatment. This includes weekday and evening sessions of about three hours in duration, as well as education, process groups and meditation or recovery issues support.

Finally, our Los Angeles treatment center programs have ongoing support for our alumni. We call this program After Care For Life and anyone completing our recovery programs can continue to attend these facilitated once a week sessions for free throughout their life.

We find the various levels of counseling and support are ideal for our patients and provide the options for more or less intensive treatment based on the needs of the individual.

A Different Type Of Los Angeles Drug Rehab

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by The Gooden Center No Comments

5 Friends You Need in Early Recovery

If you are looking for help with an addiction for yourself or for a loved one, the first thing you will notice is the wide range of treatment options out there. There are programs designed to provide Los Angeles drug rehab programs on a clinical model, where patients are housed and trained in more of a hospital like setting.

In other treatment facilities, it is more of a community-based approach where the treatment options may include intensive day treatment and outpatient recovery programs as well as residential programs based within the community. For many of our clients, the idea of living in a community-based setting but with professional support is the ideal combination.

At Gooden Center, we are a different type of Los Angeles drug rehab. We are designed for men, so we can uniquely approach addiction and recovery based on gender specific treatment. Many of our clients find it is easier to talk about personal issues, including childhood trauma and events in early life, in male only support groups.

Our Program Focus

We work from a treatment model or approach based on the Twelve Step Program. Our goal is not to teach a specific religion through our recovery program but to encourage all of our clients to seek a level and type of spirituality with which they find comfort. Throughout our programs, we support each client’s spiritual beliefs from Native American spirituality to Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity to name just a few.

Our program focus is also on individualized treatment plan development. We don’t have one program for all our patients; rather we tailor a recovery program to match each and every one of our patient’s needs.

Financial Options

We believe one of the most amazing parts of our treatment program is the commitment of our alumni in helping others to start and stay on their path to living a clean and sober life.

Through financial support from our alumni as well as their efforts as volunteers for our center, we can offer scholarships for patients who may not have insurance or the ability to pay privately for our services. However, we do work with all major insurance companies and have some of the lowest rates in the country, something we are very proud to be able to offer.

Our professional staff is highly trained and compassionate with years of experience in offering top recovery support in our Los Angeles drug rehab programs. Our staff, combined with multiple treatment options and outstanding alumni support, makes us a very different and unique rehab program for any man to consider.