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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Program Descriptions Test

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 


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. 

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. 

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. 

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.