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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Planning An Intervention With Our Los Angeles Drug Rehab Program

Posted on: June 19th, 2015 by The Gooden Center No Comments

We understand the family often recognizes the need to get a loved one, perhaps a father, husband, son or brother, into a Los Angeles drug rehab program. When the attempts to talk to the individual are met with anger, denial and hostility, it can be very difficult for the family to feel they are getting though.

The Gooden Center offers the opportunity to set up an intervention. Our process is much different than what you may have seen depicted in the movies or on some television shows. It is a process and does take planning and effective management skills to facilitate a proper intervention.

When to have an Intervention

It is always important to try to handle these things privately. Sometimes if a wife, sister, mother or daughter talks to the man about the effect the drinking is having on their relationship, and sometimes you will see progress happen, but oftentimes this is a rarity.  

More commonly there is denial, anger or blame, continuing to try to talk is just going to make the situation worse and more hostile. Calling us will allow you the proper foundation to help our trained interventionist create a healthy and productive meeting.

How to Plan

Our interventionist will talk to you by phone, or perhaps meet in person, and discuss how the intervention will occur. Typically it is done in a home or a comfortable setting, and only family and close friends will attend.

During an intervention, each person will present a short message about how the addiction has changed the behavior of the addict, and how this has impacted them. It is not about blaming or shaming; it is about discussing actions that are causing real concern.

The message is about seeking help and getting support from the people attending the intervention. When you have an expert from our Los Angeles drug rehab facilitate the meeting, immediate admission can often be arranged if the man is willing to seek treatment.

What to Expect

It is very common for the professionals providing intervention services to see anger, denial and extreme emotional reactions from the addict. In some cases, the individual may refuse to consider treatment through our Los Angeles drug rehab, but it may still plan the seeds of making a positive change.

If you have any questions or if you are thinking about an intervention, contact our staff at Gooden Center. We can answer your questions and provide an interventionist if this is something beneficial for the family.

Options When Considering A Los Angeles Drug Treatment Center

Posted on: June 16th, 2015 by The Gooden Center No Comments

5 Benefits Of Incorporating Prayer Into Daily Life

In a major city like Los Angeles we understand you have many different choices when it comes to taking the step to drug addiction recovery. At the Gooden Center, we offer a different option for men who want to seek treatment for alcohol and drug addiction.

We believe in several principles for recovery and treatment that make our program unique when compared to the other programs at different drug treatment center facilities in Los Angeles. Our unique program options and our variety of different treatment components provide our clients with a continuum of care. We have a program that focuses on the individual and on helping develop unique, personal and tailored treatments for each client.

For Men

Gooden Center has always provided service to men in recovery. We provide this gender specific residential treatment option to help address the unique aspects of recovery that are different for men than for women.

The original founders of the Gooden Center started the program for men in 1962, and we continue with this tradition. However, we do provide services to the entire family through our family education and family alumni gatherings.

We also provide a co-ed program nearby the Claremont College campus. Our office is called The Village, and we provide outpatient recovery services for men and women in both individual and group sessions.

Payment Options

Unlike many Los Angeles drug treatment center programs, we accept most major types of insurance, and we will work with you and your provider. In addition, some of our Alumni generously contribute to a scholarship program to help clients without insurance to cover some or all of the cost.

We also have one of the lowest costs of treatment available, and we pride ourselves in being able to offer services to as many people as possible.

Certifications and Programs

The Gooden Center is accredited through CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), and although they have exacting standards we work to have the best possible facility.

We use only research-based programs and completely personalize treatment plans based on integrating the individual into the community at Gooden Center. With an emphasis on the 12 Step Program combined with individual recovery counseling, group sessions and lots of activities, our clients learn skills and life management practices to help them to go back to their homes and families and lead a sober, drug free life.