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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

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

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs can be used to treat a number of medical problems, from chronic pain to behavioral disorders. While these medications are seen as a huge boon to those who really need them, the dangers of these drugs cannot be

5 Myths about Marijuana

Posted on February 1, 2016 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

5 Myths About Marijuana

Marijuana is making headlines in most states as the debate about legalization of the drug continues. Unfortunately, much of the information provided in this ongoing debate is misleading or incorrect. To help you separate the facts from the fiction, the

Are U.S. Adults Drinking More? Study Says Yes

Posted on January 19, 2016 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

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Even as more research surfaces about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption, adults in the U.S. appear to be drinking more and more. A 2015 study found that alcohol use disorders (AUDs), defined as alcohol use that causes harm or

Is Medical Marijuana the Solution or the Problem?

Posted on January 14, 2016 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

Is Medical Marijuana the Solution or the Problem

Medical marijuana has been highly touted by proponents as a “miracle” drug for those suffering from painful chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. However, making an illicit drug legal for medicinal purposes is proving more complicated than it

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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