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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Why Drug Addicts Need Treatment

It is easy to wonder why a person who can’t seem to stop using drugs just can’t s quit via their own will. The answer is that their will is possessed by a force out of their control, to an extent. This is why residential drug treatment programs exist, because an addict needs separation from their problem, which will always be the initial step to any recovery process.

They need an environment that they can be safe in, so that they can freely share on what brought them to a place of hopeless despair. No addict is happy with their lifestyle, whether they admit it to their family or loved ones or not. The important part is getting them to admit it to a group of people who share their common problem and desire a common solution. This way, they have a better chance at recovery. Hence why treatment is often referred to as a drug help center; because addicts do not need to be beaten down any more than they have over the years.

On another note, it is crucial to never force an addict into a location that they are unwilling to go into by their own decision. This is because treatment can often be a waste of time and money, if the addict does not feel that they are ready to stop. Unfortunately, this is the most difficult aspect to deal with when working with an addict, and often the hardest part for his or her loved ones to grasp.

Yet, when a person has fully committed themselves to make the decision to recover and achieve sobriety, the possibilities are endless. Treatment can bring a once subhuman individual to life. To reinforce this, there are always outpatient drug rehabs which enable a person to continue on their path, while moving forward on the external aspects of their lives.