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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Substance Abuse and Recovery

Addiction is now considered to be a true illness and at some point ceases to be a choice. Those with substance abuse problems can find it impossible to control their own actions because of the way drugs like alcohol or cocaine really take over their mind. It is more than just the desire to use drugs it is a physical inability to feel joy or stable emotions without them. The brain becomes completely dependent on the drug to function the way that it used to. Most people find it painful to say the least to attempt to quit any addiction without the help of affordable rehab. They might not be able to get luxury services but any kind of service that provides support for this kind of process is much more realistic. When it comes to abuse of drugs people tend to prefer options that give them a way to return to a positive lifestyle and affordable Christian rehab is one way that they end the cycle while rediscovering their purpose in life.

The reasons that people become addicted can be a big factor in whether or not they make a complete recovery. For an addict, thinking back to what made them start using is a good way to figure out how to identify triggers. Understanding their own reasons for engaging in drug use is a start for rehabilitation from drugs. It is indeed a long process to become more self-aware and end the physical and psychological addiction. Both the mind and the body become addicted to certain behaviors and retraining a person requires a lot of difficult work. Therapists and counselors provide the tools in rehab that give addicts the opportunity to find ways to recover from their past lifestyle and start over in a healthier way.