Our Mission

Our Mission

Pasadena Recovery Center is a State Licensed, 98-bed, drug and alcohol treatment facility located in the heart of the Pasadena Community. Our organization is committed to saving lives and rebuilding families.

Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to all chemically dependent people who enter our doors. The basic treatment philosophy is the twelve-step approach and our program integrates treatment of chronic substance use with the spiritual, mental, and physical recovery necessary to be a productive member of society.

Our Commitment

Pasadena Recovery Center has assembled a team of highly skilled, licensed, and certified specialists who are committed to the total care and treatment of our clients’ rehabilitation needs and the needs of family members. Our team of professionals currently includes: physicians, psychologists, and drug counselors. Pasadena Recovery Center is licensed by the State of California Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Our Goal

Our goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the job and social skills necessary to lead meaningful and productive lives.


Below is a list of providers that we are in-network with:

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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    ~ Dr. Drew Pinsky

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