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The Power of Yoga

Posted on May 19, 2017 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

As a holistic approach to addiction treatment has proven more powerful than traditional methods alone, a variety of complementary or adjunct treatments has been introduced. These options are designed to work with traditional treatment methods and not in place of

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6 Life-Changing Benefits of Overcoming Substance Abuse

Posted on May 12, 2017 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

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It may seem obvious to say there are benefits of giving up drugs or alcohol. However, the impact of overcoming substance abuse can be much more profound than you could ever imagine. Giving up the temporary high makes for long-term

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Benefits of Music in Recovery

Posted on April 21, 2017 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

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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,

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How an ACA Repeal Could Affect Addiction Treatment

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Pasadena Recovery CenterPasadena Recovery Center

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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

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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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