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How to Find and Choose the Right Treatment Center

Fresno Residents: Find addiction treatment to reclaim your life at Support Systems Homes.

Reclaiming your life from addiction is important. It may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make.

Since you’re here, you’ve taken the first step – searching for addiction treatment options in the Fresno area. Let’s make sure you find the right one.

Rehab facilities take many different approaches, depending on their team, their available programs, level of experience, and so on. It can get confusing fast!

That’s why we put this page together. This information should make finding and choosing a Fresno addiction treatment program easy for you.

The Right Treatment for Your Situation

First off, what is the “right” treatment for you?

You may not be sure, and that’s OK. This page will help you identify your own individual needs, and understand how to match a rehab facility with those needs.

Now, think about your situation like this: What would best help you recover from addiction?

We call this, “The Why.”

Here are some “Whys” from our clients. They might help you figure yours out:

  • “I want to recover for my partner’s sake.”
  • “I want to recover for my child’s sake.”
  • “I want to be a better person now.”
  • “I’m tired of being tired.”
  • “I want to attend a religious-based rehab program.”
  • “I want to attend a non-religious-based rehab program.”

The right treatment program is the one that matches up to your answers.

If you aren’t sure what you want, that’s okay. Call a few treatment centers and ask to talk with an Intake Counselor.

They can provide some guidance to help you identify your “why.”

Inpatient, Outpatient, Daytime: Which Treatment Program Type?

Once you have your “Why,” you’ll want to choose a treatment program type. Each program has its pros and cons, so it pays to read a little on each. Here are Pros and Cons of the treatment programs you’ll find at SSH.


Inpatient clients live onsite in a rehab facility for a period of time. While there, you’re guided by experts through rehabilitative activities, with 24-hour supervision.


  • Gets you away from the distractions and triggering behaviors of daily life.
  • You’re living with others who have gone through similar experiences.
  • All-day structure to guide you toward recovery.


  • Can be more expensive than other options


Outpatient Rehab
Each person’s outpatient rehab program is different. It’s the most flexible treatment option. Rehab groups take place during the day and night, giving you the chance to work with experts and peers, while still benefiting from the structure of a substance abuse treatment program.


  • Lets you continue living at home.
  • Flexible scheduling, so you can continue working/attending school.


  • Treatment can take longer than inpatient (up to 90 days).


Day Treatment
When in a Day Treatment program, you visit the rehab facility for several hours each day, after which you return home, or to work/school.


  • Flexible schedule for daytime meetings.
  • Can combine treatment with a stay in a Sober Living Home


  • Recommended for low-risk clients, or those who have health issues that limit their movement.


What You Need to Know Before Choosing a Rehab Facility (in Fresno and Beyond)

Now you know your “Why” and you have a good idea of which treatment program would work. All you need is a rehab facility.

Consider these four factors:

  1. Location. Don’t settle for a local rehab facility, just because it’s local!
    This is a big change for your life. You want to find the rehab facility that fits your needs, even if it’s away from home.
  2. Cost. Choose the rehab facility that works for you, not the cheapest one.
    Many facilities accept insurance. Even if they don’t, this is an investment in your future—you want to do it once, and do it right.
  3. Amenities. Some rehab facilities promise a “luxury” experience (with a high price tag). Others keep it simpler, in order to focus on the most important work—your long-term recovery. Which you choose is up to you.
  4. Reputation. Check each rehab facility’s licensing. Are they state-licensed? Do they have third-party licenses as well? In general, good licensing = good quality treatment.

You can also read reviews for the facility, but remember that addiction is a very emotional topic. Take them with a grain of salt.

Does the Rehab Center Have Post-Treatment Options?

You’ve gone through your treatment program. What happens next?

The right rehab facility should:

  • Provide you with access to a Sober Living Environment (SLE) if needed
  • Help you work on life skills
  • Make aftercare available, to support your recovery

These are all post-treatment services that make a huge difference in addiction recovery. Why? They provide critical support as you work out a new daily routine. As you make new choices.

As you reclaim your life.

Many people need some post-treatment support. It’s normal, and it does help. Choose a rehab facility with these options available. You’ll be glad you did.

Support for Reclaiming Your Life from Addiction, in Fresno and Beyond

Even though you have many treatment centers in the Fresno area, you’re in a better position to choose the right one.

When you’re ready, we’re ready to welcome you at Support Systems Homes. Contact our team of professionals to reclaim your life today.