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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Primary Residential Treatment
Primary Residential Treatment, our most intensive level of care, takes place at The Gooden Center. Clients are engaged with daily groups and activities, individual counseling, recreation, and reflection. Most evenings are reserved for attending outside 12-step meetings. Read More
Outpatient Day Treatment
Outpatient Day Treatment is available for clients who live nearby and come to The Gooden Center for daytime sessions. Day Treatment takes place at our outpatient center located at 54 N. Oakland Ave. in Pasadena. Read More
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Clients in Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) are most often working or in school. They can participate in up to 5 IOP sessions per week. This program includes: individualized treatment planning, case management, family counseling, education and group therapy. Read More
Sober Living
Sober living is a structured community living situation with others who are also in early sobriety. A house manager oversees each sober living home. Random weekly urine screens are conducted on site. Sober living residents are expected to complete 25 hours per week of work, school, volunteer work. Read More
Every client is assigned a primary counselor. Counseling and Process Groups help to identify growth areas and explore healthy ways of being in relationships with others. We provide an extensive curriculum of Addiction Education and Recovery Lifestyle groups. Read More
Groups & Activities
For the newly sober individual there is much to learn. The manner in which adults learn is different from how children learn. In developing our program, we have turned to the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) for adult learning best practices. All 23 groups are interactive and include content, activities and reflection. Read More
After Care
Weekly counselor-led after care groups are for clients who are no longer in treatment at The Gooden Center. We call it After Care for Life because it is available, at no cost, for each alumnus for as long as he sees fit. Each After Care group becomes a tight nit circle of participating alumni that walk the journey of recovery together. Read More
Family Care
When a loved one comes to treatment, the frequent question from family members is “What do we do now?” Our answer: “Let us help you!” Family members are often tired, scared and sometimes very angry. We offer support at four levels and suggest that family members take advantage of all of them. Read More

“Bishop Gooden Home has offered me the perfect environment for establishing a solid foundation of recovery. I came to BG because I was about to relapse again and I felt this was my only hope of avoiding disaster. Now I am enthusiastic again about attending A.A. and G.A. meetings, working the steps, having a sponsor and praying for strength from a power greater than myself. Thank you “BG” from the bottom of my heart.”

- Randy J.


“I found a great sponsor from the Gooden Center alumni, and we are vigorously working the 12 steps. Gooden Center is an anchor in my life – a vital part of my recovery.”

- Adam H.


“Before, I had no friends. People didn’t want anything to do with me. Today I can walk proud and look people in the eye, while speaking the truth. Today I have serenity.”

- James N.



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How at home clients reported feeling during their time at The Gooden Center.



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Overall sense of satisfaction with the services provided at The Gooden Center.