Goldilocks. Little Red Riding Hood. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. The Tortoise and the Hare. Hopefully, we were all fortunate enough at some point to listen thru such childhood hearings and tales of the like. The moral of the story often hidden within really glues itself to the fabric of our adult lives and so on as our timeline continues to develop. Some stories there is a protagonist and antagonist
Being the best you that you can be is tough when the odds are stacked against you. Plain and simple: life isn’t fair- but you knew that already. Then again, what is fair? Fair isn’t about everybody having the same thing, but more so having what you need to get by- that’s fair. Everybody’s advantages and disadvantages in life will vary person to person, but the things we can do
We all enter the rooms of recovery in one way or another usually in part to us not being able to catch up with life anymore, or vice-versa. The chemical showers of powders and liquors eventually drive us all to a dark place. The powerlessness and unmanageability will take a firm grip on your souls- leaving you with limited options for peace of mind. Once this is to become the
Music is considered the international language of love, but it is also the means by which we communicate and process feelings and emotions much of the time. As prevalent as music is in our culture and cultures across the globe, it makes sense that it could be instrumental in addiction recovery as well. In fact, studies have shown that incorporating music into the recovery process often means better outcomes. Pasadena
While Congress continues to hash out the details of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, mental health and addiction treatment advocates wonder how the repeal will affect those seeking care for mental health or substance abuse disorders. Just as the ACA expanded coverage to those in need, a replacement program may limit treatment for that same population. The potential far-reaching consequences of an ACA
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 from the constant fear I felt so many years prior. I tend to keep things – letters, greeting cards, notes. But I have held close those few notes received
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 to the polls, there are a few important facts you should know about marijuana legalization in general and Prop 64 specifically. Prop 64 Details Prop 64, known officially as the
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 pose a real danger to society overall. Pasadena Recovery Center is committed to educating the public about the facts regarding heroin, by also providing some of the common myths associated
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 these drugs. Designer drugs can be even more dangerous, since the illegal labs that make them can put just about any substance in the mix. In some cases, cleaning chemicals
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 on the patio drinking or using. Even if you are well into your recovery process, summer brings a host of unique situations and temptations as the social season revs into
[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
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
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.
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.
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