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What are Designer Drugs?

Posted on September 9, 2016 by butchbutch

designer-drugs

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

Activities for a Sober Summer

Posted on June 13, 2016 by butchbutch

Activities for a Sober Summer

Summer is officially here, but for some in recovery, the season can be filled with more than a little trepidation. If you are early in your recovery, you may remember how you spent last summer, sitting by the pool or

Signs of an Adderall Addiction

Posted on May 10, 2016 by butchbutch

Adderall Addiction Treatment Pasadena

Adderall, a prescription medication used to treat diagnosed medical conditions like attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, has become a substance of abuse for many people today. The drug has been dubbed a “study drug” by high school and college

Walgreens’ Plan to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Posted on April 18, 2016 by butchbutch

Walgreens’ Plan to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

The pharmacy chain Walgreens has announced plans to do its part to reduce drug abuse and problems related to it with the introduction of two new programs this year. The first involves adding kiosks to many of its stores that

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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