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I Got My Son Back

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center


By Barbara Hampton, mother of PRC alum and public school teacher The new year is filled with so much hope and love. Yes, in 2017, I do have that feeling of real hope for a great year ahead. Much different

What You Need to Know about Prop 64

Posted on November 2, 2016 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

Pasadena recovery marijuana addiction

With the general election now just weeks away, marijuana legalization continues to be a hot button issue for voters in California. Prop 64 would allow adults in the state to purchase and use marijuana for recreational purposes. Before you head

5 Myths about Heroin Debunked

Posted on October 5, 2016 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center


Heroin is one of the most talked-about drugs today, due in large part to the increase in use this substance has seen in recent years. Unfortunately, the more the drug is talked about, the more misinformation gets circulated that can

What are Designer Drugs?

Posted on September 9, 2016 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center


Designer drugs are created in an underground laboratory using a mix of synthetic substances. In some cases, these drugs are derivatives of plant-base drugs like cocaine or marijuana, while other times they are designed to merely mimic the effects of

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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