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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Drug Intervention: Residential Treatment That Works

Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment: Expecting Perfection All At Once

When it comes to placing an addict in inpatient substance abuse treatment it’s important to recognize that recovery takes time. It’s not like the movies where they person is cured in two hours. It’s not like TV where the addict is cured over a three episode arc. Rehab takes time to work and recovery takes time and sobriety is not an in and out procedure. Even after rehab the addict is going to struggle with their addiction problem and their recovery. Some may not but most do. Everyone is at a different place with their addiction because every addict is different.

Residential Treatment: Good Days And Bad Days

So know that when you visit an addict in residential treatment they will have good days and they will have bad days. Don’t just go in expecting that once they’ve gotten out of detox that you are going to have a changed man or woman or child. You may have someone with more clarity and this may make it seem like you’ve got your old friend or significant other or child back but rehab is hard work and there is a lot of work to be done in rehab. It takes time. The trick is to be patient.

Drug Intervention: Getting Help

Getting the person you love help for a drug problem sometimes only works if you have a drug intervention. It may seem like your worst nightmare bringing all these people together and telling them that your husband or wife is an addict and that they need help and that you need them to be part of an intervention with you. No one wants to embarrass this person but you’d be surprised how many people already know and just haven’t said anything.