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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Archive for March, 2016

Most Common Signs of Drug Use and Addiction – [Infographic]

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by The Gooden Center No Comments

The symptoms and signs of drug use and addiction vary according to the individual and the substances they are using. The following represents the most common symptoms and signs of drug addiction.

10 Common Signs of Drug Use and Addiction

Signs of Drug Use and Addiction

Learn More About Signs Of Drug Use: Substance abuse

Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse [Infographic]

Posted on: March 15th, 2016 by The Gooden Center No Comments

Many people know that heavy drinking can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and is a leading cause of automobile accidents. But did you know chronic drinking could also lead to cancer and heart attack? Check below to find out the consequences of heavy drinking.

Health Risks of Alcohol Abuse

3 Tips to Help Your Loved One Overcome Drug Addiction

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by The Gooden Center No Comments

Knowing your loved one has drug addiction problems can be a tough reality to face. It is important to understand that addiction is a disease that centers in the mind and if you want to help this person overcome addiction, you will need to employ acceptance, love and tolerance.

If you care about your family or friend and want them to find a solution to the disease of addiction, there are a few things you need to know about the disease that can help you help them. Below, we discuss a few things that you can to help.

Finding Treatment

There are many different types of drug treatment centers in Los Angeles. If you are serious about helping your family member or friend, researching different options for them would help facilitate the process of recovery. Providing options to a person who is willing to seek help will give them the best possible chance for recovery. Finding a place where they are comfortable is important too because there needs to be a mutual trust that the process is going to help break the cycle of addiction.

Positive Support

Recovery from addiction is a very difficult situation for anybody to be in. Providing positive support and feedback is very important to help encourage the person going through treatment. Positive reinforcement is key in the early stages of recovery and it is something that is often overlooked by family and friends. Reminding them that you are there for them has a positive impact on their understanding they are doing the right thing.

Practice Patience

The road to recovery isn’t easy and definitely takes time. Things don’t change immediately over-night. Change starts to take effect as time goes on and the recovery process takes a hold and allows for growth and development.  Being patient with the process is important for you to understand because having realistic expectations about how the recovery process works is vital. Give it time, and accept the fact that recovery will take a little time for the process to change your loved one.

By understanding these points you can provide your friend or family member with the best support to recover from the depths of addiction.