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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Addressing Drug Addiction

Posted on: February 10th, 2016 by The Gooden Center No Comments

Drug addiction not only affects you, it also impacts your loved ones, your friends and even your children. As you spiral down the slippery slope of choosing drugs over living. Despite how much you try to justify to yourself that you aren’t hurting anybody and that this is your choice to make. If you are willing to listen to reason, there are a few choices that you need to make to start getting out of the dark pit of addiction that you find yourself in.

Realize that Drugs Are Not the Answer

It is may be that you have used drugs as an emotional crutch over the past few years to deal with some form of emotional trauma. The first thing you have to realize is that what you are doing is the equivalent of putting a Band-Aid over a deep puncture wound. You are merely addressing the problem on the surface and not really solving it at its source.

Drugs may make things feel alright temporarily; however, the problem will come back again and again. Taking more drugs is not the solution, seeking help for your emotional distress from a psychiatrist or a person who cares for you is the best possible answer. You do not have to do this alone, you have friends, family and loved ones who are there for you and who care for you.

Go to a Rehab Center

As soon as you can, you need to check in at your nearest Los Angeles treatment center. The longer you put off treatment, the harder it will be for you to address your drug addiction. If you think that rehab centers are potentially scary, you are just imagining things. They are nothing like the asylums you see on television or in movies. They are places of healing and rest where you can slowly but surely address the problems that have been plaguing you for years in an environment that will support you and care for you.

Just remember, you are not alone in this. Don’t think that you should deal with this on your own. Many people have tried and failed with that method. What you need is guidance from places like The Gooden Center that know what they are doing and the support from your family and friends so that you can have something to look forward to.

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