18.7 million Americans (1)

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that some 18.7 million Americans struggle with a substance use disorder. Substance use disorder, also known as drug addiction, is a serious disorder, dramatically impacting the lives, health, and mental health of anyone suffering from it. And, with nearly 6% of the U.S. adult population afflicted, drug addiction is one of the most common causes of preventable death, preventable health problems, and in reducing quality of life through reduced opportunities, social relationships, and self-fulfillment.

Drug addiction is a disorder that impacts how people think, function, prioritize their lives, and even their long-term physical and mental health. Yet, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration claims that only 10.8% of Americans needing substance abuse treatment ever seek it.

At the Gooden Center, we believe everyone deserves the chance to recover.

Our Southern California Drug Rehab Center offers accessible, science-based care delivered by licensed and certified professionals, in a safe and empathetic environment. The Gooden Center is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities for all 5 of our facilities, including our Pasadena and Los Angeles drug rehab facilities.

If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, the licensed clinicians at our non-profit drug rehab facility are here to help.

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Southern California Drug Rehab

The Gooden Center offers wellness and treatment clinics throughout South California, including in Los Angeles and Pasadena. Our rehabilitation facility is fully accredited to offer residential treatment, outpatient care, intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), and community housing. We also offer mental health services, in which clinicians help you in the privacy of your home.

Our drug rehabilitation facilities focus on offering care in a comforting, social environment. From the minute you step into our door, you’re met by a social environment comprised of peers, our staff, and are graduated alumni, who frequently return to participate in ongoing aftercare programs. The Gooden Center treats our patients like family, so you can recover in a warm and welcome environment, free from stigma or shame.

The Gooden Center also focuses on offering a holistic approach to science-based addiction recovery, with treatment including behavioral therapies such as CBT and DBT, therapy sessions, and group therapy. All our patients have access to complementary therapies including meditation, yoga, journaling, art, music, gardening, and more. And, with self-care, including healthy living, housekeeping, nutrition, exercise, and mental health as part of our treatment, we aim to ensure every patient graduates with the tools to live a full and healthy life.

Drug Treatment Options in Pasadena and Los Angeles


Day Treatment

Day Treatment programs are ideal for patients with a significant substance use addiction, who still need to maintain responsibilities, or those moving back into work and life responsibilities after a period of residential treatment. Day Treatment at Gooden Center offers 6 hours of treatment per day, Tuesday to Saturday.

Here, a typical schedule might look like:

8:15-9:00 – Morning Meditation Group

9:00-10:00 – Process Group

10:00-11:30 – Addiction Education

11:30-12:30 – Lunch

12:30-1:30 – Family Dynamics

1:30-3:00 – Recovery Issues

3:30-5:00 – Recovery Skills


Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Treatment, also known as IOP or Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), is the most common Southern California drug rehab option. IOP offers a mix of accessibility and intensive care, with 3-hour sessions delivered Tuesday through Saturday, with your choice of morning or evening sessions. IOP drug treatment ensures even working professionals and primary caretakers without the means to spend a full day in care can still access drug treatment.

Most importantly, while outpatient care doesn’t offer the same intensively as a day program or residential care, it is proven effective in helping individuals with light to moderate addictions and individuals looking to follow up on residential or more intensive programs.

Our program typically looks like this:

Weekday mornings:

8:15-9:00 – Morning Meditation

9:00-10:00 – Process Group

10:00-11:30 – Addiction Education

Weekday evenings:

6:30-7:30 – Group Process

7:30-8:30 – Addiction & Recovery Education Group


Residential Care

Residential care takes place at one of our Pasadena Drug Rehab Center, offering the most intensive and most thorough treatment option available. Here, each patient relaxes in the social environment of our residential facility, living, eating, working, and learning together with our other alumni. Residential programs offer around-the-clock support, 6-8 hours of classes a day plus extra activities for learning, self-improvement, and entertainment, group meals, and a consistent schedule designed to help individuals prepare for and grow into living on their own. While not everyone has the opportunity to live at our facility for the full course of drug addiction treatment, our alumni, our staff, and our facility come together to create a social and hospital place of recovery, growth, and community. With staff on hand to guide you through each step, residential care at one of our South California centers also means you’ll receive the most hands-on and personalized care possible.

Alumni in our facility will live according to the following schedule:

7:00 – Breakfast

8:15-9:00 – Morning Meditation Group

9:30-11:00 – Healthy Living Group/Physical Exercise

11:00-11:30 – Housekeeping/Chores

11:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 – Process Groups

3:30-5:00 – Addiction Education Group

5:30 – Dinner

7:30 – Community 12-step Meeting

10:00-10:30 – Journaling/Reflection

11:00 – Lights Out

Everyone is welcome to visit our drug rehab center in Pasadena for a free tour and assessment.

We can recommend a treatment path for you or your loved one at this time. Or, call us for a free consultation.

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Drug Treatment at Gooden Center

Gooden Center offers science-based drug treatment and rehabilitation including behavioral therapy, group therapy, and counseling. We also offer monitoring during the detox stage, complementary therapies, and the full support of spiritual and 12-Step groups such as AA. We believe in using holistic treatment to approach addiction from the point of physical and mental wellness, to treat the whole person.

Our treatment is delivered by licensed therapists and all our counselors are accredited under the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors or the California Association for Alcohol and Drug Educators.

behavioral Therapy

Behavioral Therapy

The Gooden Center offers behavioral therapy to treat the mental side effects of addiction, which often include behavioral addiction, seeking behaviors, and behaviors including poor coping mechanisms. This treatment includes one-on-one therapy as well as group sessions, targeting the individual or group needs, or working to solve a problem or specific issue. Behavioral therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).



Counseling is provided by our licensed therapists, on site at one of our rehab facilities. Coaching works to guide individuals through specific problems, improve life skills, improve self-esteem, work through trauma, and improve motivation. Coaching is a valuable tool for helping individuals to manage cravings, improve their life outlook, and to introduce the skills to live a healthy life.



Our Alumni have access to daily community 12-Step meetings, where you can participate in group meetings as a guest or as a member. 12-Step uses spirituality and a higher power to move individuals towards recovery, but heavily relies on social support and accountability as a means of empowering individuals to stay clean and sober.

Drug Rehab and Mental Health

Anyone with a substance abuse problem will be exposed to trauma, have an increased risk of mental health disorder, and will struggle with guilt, self-esteem issues, and loss of sense of self. Gooden Center is first and foremost a mental health clinic, with a strong passion for helping individuals to recover mentally and physically from drug addiction. That’s why we offer strong mental health support including cognitive behavioral therapy, coaching, and a supportive environment.

Some of our treatments include:





Self-Advocacy Training

Self-Advocacy Training

life skills

Life Skills

eco therapy

Eco Therapy


Exercise and Physical Health

All our alumni eventually develop a Wellness Action Recovery Plan, where you take note of what works for you over the course of treatment and implement it into your ongoing treatment.

Dual Diagnosis
early on set disorders

What is Drug Treatment Like at Our Los Angeles Drug Rehab?

The Gooden Center invites you to visit our facilities for a free tour and assessment before signing up. Our southern California drug rehab center is in Pasadena and is open to everyone.


You are invited to our rehab center in Pasadena for a free tour and counseling session. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to get to see what they are investing in before doing so.


You will be contacted via phone or in person for your pre-admissions screening, where we request personal information and medical records.


The Gooden Center accepts most major insurance programs. As a non-profit, we estimate your out-of-pocket payments will be up to 65% lower than with a for-profit facility.


The Gooden Center does not offer an in-house medical facility for detox. Should this be necessary, we will help you to find a place at a local, South California detox center before moving into our drug rehab program.


The treatment phase consists of 28-90 days or more of treatment, following either 3-5, or 7 days a week. Most of our alumni live and work with us in Pasadena, living as a community, sharing meals, and seeking to recover together.


As a non-profit, The Gooden Center offers one of the strongest aftercare programs of any Southern California drug rehab center. We help patients move into our sober homes, offer ongoing care with day treatment and intensive outpatient, and offer consistent weekly programs for aftercare.

All our alumni can visit us for free access to Monday Night Steak Dinners, the Gooden Center Alumni Association’s weekly aftercare meeting, and other resources. We believe that aftercare and transitioning back into your life is one of the most crucial steps to ensuring you stay in recovery.

Drug Rehab in Pasadena

No one chooses to become an addict, but anyone can choose to get help and make the first steps to rebuilding their life.

The Gooden Center offers comprehensive care centered around mental health, behavioral therapy, science-based treatment, and ongoing support. Our focus on building stability, life skills, and a healthy mental outlook work to ensure each of our alumni have the tools to build a new life, drug free.

If you need help, call us for free advice.

CALL 800-931-9884