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MHS - Fontana Center for Change

  • Colton, CA
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

MHS - Fontana Center for Change, situated in Colton, California, provides a comprehensive range of services, including alcohol and drug rehab, mental health treatment, supportive housing, and assistance for individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Their person-centered approach to treatment is designed to cater to the unique needs of each individual.

The outpatient program at MHS - Fontana Center for Change offers a multifaceted approach, combining mental health counseling, addiction treatment, dual diagnosis care, case management, and supportive housing services.

  • Individualized care: The center welcomes people from all walks of life, tailoring treatment plans to meet their specific needs.
  • Holistic support: Clients receive structured support for processing emotions while developing essential life skills and coping strategies.
  • Flexible financing: The center encourages individuals to discuss insurance coverage and fees, accommodating out-of-network benefits when applicable.

By providing a nurturing environment that fosters accountability and personal growth, MHS - Fontana Center for Change aims to empower individuals on their journey towards lasting recovery and improved mental well-being, equipping them with the tools necessary to navigate the challenges of everyday life.

  • 5 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • 16 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Using both legal medications and illegal substances in order to maintain an addiction is substance abuse. Illegal substances can become addictive after a single use. If you are obtaining legal medications illegally, you may be suffering from substance abuse.

Fortunately facilities like MHS - Fontana Center for Change in Colton, CA are here to help.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction treatment facilities in California, like MHS - Fontana Center for Change cover both illegal and prescription opioids abuse. Most plans include detoxification and subsequent medications to ease the process. Behavioral therapies and counseling are also necessary to resolve the root cause of addiction.


When someone in California struggles with both addiction and mental or emotional illness, this is considered a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis treatment can include emotional trauma, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression. Getting treatment for these issues must occur at the same time to treat either of them effectively.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Inpatient rehabilitation aims to treat severe addictions and co-occurring disorders. Depending on individual requirements, the duration of the stay at MHS - Fontana Center for Change ranges from four weeks to six months. California inpatient recovery guarantees that the patient resides in an environment free of drugs.

An Outpatient Rehab Program is a part-time drug rehab program for treating individuals in California with mild addiction or mild-to-moderate drug withdrawal symptoms. It generally requires about 10 to 12 hours every week. Doctors can administer on-the-spot medication to ease withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, increased heart rate, and even depression. Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can be used as a part of outpatient treatment to help maintain sobriety.

Treatment for substance abuse does not cease after an individual successfully completes a detox or rehabilitation program. A vital follow-up treatment service is aftercare support provided to individuals at MHS - Fontana Center for Change in California after they attain initial sobriety.

Aftercare support often takes the following forms: 12-Step Programs, Outpatient Treatment Programs, and Support Groups. The most effective aftercare programs are tailored to meet an individual’s specific needs and circumstances.

MHS - Fontana Center for Change‘s Therapies & Programs

Treatment programs include individual therapy for the greatest chances of success. Customized individual therapy is counseling involving you and your MHS - Fontana Center for Change counselor. Individual therapy leads to greater peace and understanding about your triggers for addiction.

Results have proven the positive impact of family therapy on a recovering patient’s journey to sobriety. Patients at MHS - Fontana Center for Change in Colton, California who receive generous support from their loved ones have better chances of completing their recovery process and maintaining their sobriety.

When family members are more proactive and involved in the treatment procedure, it encourages the patient to advance his or her progress. Moreover, it shouldn’t be ignored that genetics play a role when it comes to addiction, so it’s better to approach the problem as a unit. Also, with proper education, family members can help an individual avoid addiction triggers and guide him or her in making lifestyle changes necessary for his or her sobriety.

Group therapy may occur on an inpatient or outpatient basis and involves groups of clients who have no pre-existing relationships outside the group. Group therapy differs from support groups in two primary ways: group therapy is a kind of psychotherapy and is moderated by a professional therapist at MHS - Fontana Center for Change in California.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps those who attend MHS - Fontana Center for Change understand how their feelings, beliefs, and thoughts affect their behaviors. DBT is particularly useful for people with self-harming behaviors, as well as those with substance abuse disorders. DBT teaches people how to tolerate distress, regulate their emotions, and how to become mindful.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the underlying thoughts and behaviors that caused the problem of addiction in the first place and may cause a relapse. Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders, and if not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders.

CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern by cognitive restructuring. In simple terms, it helps to remove negative thoughts and provides long-term benefits. Also, CBT promotes self-awareness, self-control, and healthy ways to respond to negative thoughts. It can be administered as a mono-therapy as well as a part of combination therapy.

In the midst of an addiction certain healthy habits and behaviors can be forgotten or discarded altogether. While in treatment you will learn life skills that will help you successfully maintain sobriety and rebuild your life in Colton, CA. Some examples of this are time management, social skills, nutrition, hygiene, stress management and taking care of yourself.

Patient Experience

Experiential Therapy at MHS - Fontana Center for Change

Experential therapy is a unique type of therapy that deals with the subconscious mind. This treatment offered by MHS - Fontana Center for Change in Colton, CA encourages individuals to work out their issues with their inner self. Some of the most common examples of experiential therapy are equine therapy, music therapy, adventure therapy, and role playing.

Payment Options

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  • Medicaid
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  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    MHS - Fontana Center for Change Location and Directions
    1076 Santo Antonio Dr
    Colton, CA 92324

    Phone Number
    (909) 433-9824

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    MHS - Fontana Center for Change Location and Directions


    • 1076 Santo Antonio Dr
      Colton, CA 92324
    • (909) 433-9824


    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Family, Group, Individuals

    Listed December 11, 2022

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Colton, California Addiction and Treatment

    More than 3 million of California's citizens are addicted to illegal drugs. Almost 800,000 people use hard drugs, almost 5 million use marijuana, and another 2.1 million abuse alcohol every year. Other substance abuse issues such as binge drinking and teen drug use are also common. Many illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana are smuggled into the state from Mexico.

    The drug addiction problem in Colton, California, is pretty bad. About 5,000 people in Colton are addicted to drugs. This accounts for about 8 percent of the population. There were 26 drug overdose deaths in Colton in 2016, a significant increase from the 18 drug overdose deaths in 2015. Drug treatment in Colton can offer outpatient services, while some require residents to live on-site for the duration of the program.

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