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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Compassion and Spiritual Support for an Addict

The last thing that a person needs when they are stuck down a dark path of addiction is to be judged or criticized. There is a lot of shame that an addict can feel because they have made so many mistakes in life. It is easy for the people around them to get frustrated and angry with their behavior but this is because they do not understand how addiction works and what is really behind it. It is the duty of Christian treatment centers to show compassion and understanding on those individuals that suffer and cannot help themselves. There is no reason to pass judgment on someone who is only another human being like you and who wants a better life. When an addict chooses to quit they are taking a step toward a more positive life and they must learn how to be active in a positive way. At Christian rehab they will have the chance to help others and be a support for the friends around them that are also struggling. Doing selfless things is a good way for an addict to behave in a way that will take the focus off of their own pleasure.

What a person needs when they are hoping to recover is not just strict rules but also some spiritual guidance to renew their soul. After years of abuse, people with deadly habits are in serious need of some spirituality so that they are no longer so self-destructive. Sometimes the best solution for someone with an addiction is to take some time out from their hectic life and focus on recovery in a treatment center. When they reconnect with a higher power they will feel a reason to live a healthy lifestyle that will make them happy.