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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5 Ways to Break Free From Addiction

Addiction doesn’t have to be a life-long sentence. You have the means and the tools to change that. You just have to know where to start.

Finding Help: The best place to start is with professional help. Get yourself into an addiction treatment facility in Los Angeles. Addiction treatment facilities help those who are suffering learn more about themselves, the addiction they struggle with and how to break the cycle of addiction.

Admit It – There is a Problem: Typically when you are seeking professional help for your issues with addiction there is a problem. Admitting that you are struggling and that there is a problem is the first step on the road to recovery. Denial can be a detriment to breaking the cycle of addiction and so by admitting there is an issue the recovery process can take root.

Sleep:  Is an underrated activity, but part of the early recovery process is allowing your body healthy again. When you cut out the actions that are contributing to the deterioration of your health your body starts to heal itself, and sleep is a major part of this process. By resting as much as you need, you’re helping your body excise the toxins from your system.

Participation:  By staying active in the treatment and recovery process you will give yourself a better chance to achieve long-term recovery. By participating in groups and activities in treatment you are able to build a common bond with those around you to start to build the foundation of support that is necessary for long-term recovery.

Healthy Coping Mechanisms: At work, being accountable to your boss can help you deliver the best results. In treatment it begins with process groups the treatment center has which are there to help you question past behaviors in order to build healthier mechanisms to cope with life. These questions help you examine where addiction has taken you in order to ensure that you understand the serious nature of the disease. Learning new ways to cope with the problems that life presents is all part of the process of recovery. Without these healthy ways of coping with issues like triggers you will be less likely to maintain long-term recovery.  

With enough time, practice and effort, you can put an end to your addiction. Recovery doesn’t have to take forever, so long as you’re willing to put everything you’ve got into getting better.