Testimonials

About PRC Staff

“Bob is the most talented chemical dependency counselor I’ve ever seen. Simple. Period.”
— Dr. Drew Pinsky

“Shelly the Shark, she always has the answers to everything. I want to thank you for being so tough on me.”
— Former Ultimate Fighting Champion Ricco Rodriguez

“Because Shelly is herself a recovering addict, she knows addict bullshit and exactly how to address it.”
— Dr. Drew Pinsky

“Bob, I just really thought you didn’t like me for the first two weeks. But then I realized you do, and you just want us to learn how important sobriety is.”
— Mary “Carey”

“It’s important that the patients remember that [Shelly’s] been where they are.”
— Dr. Drew Pinsky

“Having you here Will, is just — you are the glue.”
— Seth Binzer

“[Shelly Sprague] did an amazing job with [Seth Binzer] and he’s here and alive because of you, frankly. And that’s the truth. You took the punches and I appreciate it.”
— Dr. Drew Pinsky

“I love Shirley!”
— Charle Love

“Shelly is a critical member of our treatment team”
— Dr. Drew Pinsky

“Shirley is one Counselor that touched my heart. Thank you. Love, Darlene N”
— Darlene Orozco Negrete

“That’s what we need, we need Shelly there everyday kicking our ass.”
— Seth Binzer

“Keep up the Great work Butch!”
— John J.

“Will, you’ve been a big part of it.”
— Former Ultimate Fighting Champion Ricco Rodriguez

“I must mention here what a wonderful recovery specialist [Butch Warner] is. Everyone wanted him to be their counselor. He’s that good at what he does.”
— Debbera Payson Neilson

“Butch is awesome”
— Michael McDorman

About Pasadena Recovery Center

“It’s truly been a miraculous journey for me and I remember how hopeless I felt during my early days of recovery at PRC. Bless you for all you do.”
— Michael P

“Thank you for showing me the light! You saved my life & family”
— Anonymous

“The people here are awesome!”
— Shannon Morrow

“I just wanted to thank you for everything you do! I am so touched by the kindness, care and compassion you guys have.”
— Heidi H

“Great place to get that sobriety… just make sure you listen and look past your depression. It will go away : )”
— Leila Accad

“I have not used since leaving your facility six years ago. Anyway, I just wanted to say think you to Butch and Will and to let them know that I am sober, happy and optimistic. Thanks PRC!”
— Katie M

“I learned more during last nights Family Program in the 1 hour and 45 minutes than I did in the 30 hours I spent at another Centers Family Program. If I knew then, what I know now we would have been at PRC first”
— Jean Campbell-Morgan

“I am doing great, still sober. My wife now trusts me with my kids even alone…Life is much better today for me. I took a new role at my job that I absolutely love! I am grateful for PRC and the tools shown to me.”
— Arthur Rivera

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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  • "Bob is the most talented chemical dependency counselor I've ever seen. Simple. Period."

    ~ Dr. Drew Pinsky

  • “Shelly the Shark always has the answers to everything. I want to thank you for being so tough on me.”

    ~ Ricco Rodriguez, Former UFC Champ

  • “That’s what we need, we need Shelly there everyday kicking our ass.”

    ~ Seth Binzer, Shifty Shellshock