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Good Morning America Names Pasadena Recovery Center A Top Rehab Facility In America

Posted on July 23, 2015 by pasadenarecovepasadenarecove

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Good Morning America named the Pasadena Recovery Center one of the ”Top Rehab Facilities in America”: “With A-list celebrities’ revolving-door rehab habits, it’s becoming difficult to keep track of the top recovery facilities — and of course what sort of

Marijuana and Memory Loss: Is there a Link?

Posted on June 23, 2015 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

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The debate continues over the possible long-term effects of marijuana use, with a recent study suggesting marijuana use during the teen years may lead to memory loss and changes to the brain’s structure. In addition to lower scores on memory

Why a Dual Diagnosis Matters

Posted on June 9, 2015 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

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Dual diagnosis, also referred to as “co-existing disorder,” involves both a substance addiction and a mental health disorder. The dual diagnosis problem is a prevalent one in the U.S., according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Because dual

What is Synthetic Marijuana?

Posted on June 5, 2015 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

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Synthetic marijuana is a deceptive drug that pretends to mimic the effects of THC, the active ingredient in pot. However, synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice,” “K-2” or “fake weed,” is nothing like pot. This drug is exceedingly more dangerous,

The Experience

Admissions Process

Many people find the very idea of entering a rehab facility daunting. We at the Pasadena Recovery Center want to ease your fears and assure you that we will be here with you every step of the way. Many people believe that the hardest step is the very first one – contacting us – and then it gets progressively easier.


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Typical Day

A typical day at PRC consists of specialized groups such as Anger Management, Grief and Loss, Relationships, Relapse Prevention, Gratitude Group, Groups hosted by Mackenzie Phillips, Gary Richman, and more. Also you’ll get one-on-one counseling sessions with our specialized treatment team, as well as family sessions.


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Expert Speakers Series

At the Pasadena Recovery Center we regularly bring in community leaders and addiction experts to educate our residents, alumni and staff. For example, the Nation’s top drug official, Gil Kerlikowske (photo right), spoke about the California marijuana legalization ballot measure (Prop. 19) prior to the 2010 election.


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