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I was referred to The Gooden Center by the caseworkers at Betty Ford as I could not afford their program. They stated The Gooden Center was as solid recovery program and more than just a treatment center. I had been to six detox centers and a few outpatient programs prior to my admit to The Gooden Center. I completed the 30 day residential program and continued to participate in the Free for life AfterCare program they offered. I needed to get back to work and this provided me with a ongoing evening recovery program and alumni support. The Gooden center house is a three story home built in 1894 and is located in Pasadena. I loved the food and staff. They have 24 hour staff and everyone in the house has a curfew, wake up time and minor chores( sweeping dining room, wiping down tables after meals and taking the trash out etc.) to help reestablish a normal routine and have a sense of ownership in his recovery and the home. The program helped me reestablish self worth, self esteem, the ability to connect with other men as I had grown disgustingly antisocial. I left with a strong understanding of the Biomechanic of addiction and they helped to demystify the 12 step concepts I had been unable to grasp in the past. I left this treatment center knowing more about my disease, addiction and the other internal issues that caused me to continue drinking despite the negative events and court recommendations to stop drinking and using. I still attend the Alumni bike rides, picnics, and events to this day. I will attend the Bowling night this November 17th, 2015 at Bowlmor in Pasadena. The cost was under the above state cost by another reviewer. It was under $10,000
I couldn't be more happy with the recovery my son made while at Ascend. Being extremely oppositional and in denial of his poor mental health, I was not sure that he would ever open up and accept treatment and transformation, but about 2.5 weeks in, he did. The result can only be called miraculous. He gained a lot of insight into the roots of his anxiety and depression, and, in his words, "got to know [him]self again." The combination of skills classes, group therapy, individual therapy, animal therapy and family therapy was what he needed.
His and my communication has also radically changed for the better, thanks to family therapy and the DBT and other parent classes I took while my son was in residence. I would highly recommend Ascend Healthcare for a comprehensive and highly competent residential program.
I personally stayed at Singing Trees for 90 days in 2014. I always felt I could have my alone time, as well as a friend in an comfortable environment that is over the top. The river, and redwoods definitely contributed to my recovery. I’m 8+ yrs sober, and like many others, hold Singing Trees close to my heart.