Addiction Resource Guide


Freestanding Substance Abuse Detox Facility

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"SSTAR provides inpatient detoxification for men and women on a 30 bed unit which is medically supervised 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Treatment Philosophy:

"To provide a quality continuum of care and support to all people, especially those affected by addiction, by responding to their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"SSTAR Detox accepts patients who are psychiatrically stable who may or may not be on psychiatric meds. Patients with more significant psychiatric conditions, but who are post detox and are not acutely suicidal or homicidal or actively psychotic may be referred to our dual diagnosis residential program."

Family Program:

"Information and referral."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"SSTAR encourages and highly recommends client involvement in 12 Step programs."

Position on Confrontation:

"All staff are fully trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) which employs non-violent intervention techniques."

Additional Characteristics:

"SSTAR provides a wide range of mental health and substance abuse tretment. SSTAR opened the first inpatient substance abuse detoxification unit in the area, first to open a HIV/AIDS walk in testing clinic and was the first agency in Massachusetts to detoxify pregnant addicts."


  • Number of Beds: 30
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits 30
    Average Length of Stay 5-7 days
    Percent of Women 40%
    Percent under 25 25%
    Percent with College Education 10%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 95%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification20%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has separate program for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Adolescents (Ages 12-18)
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Domestic Violence
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Pregnant Women
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Relapse
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost: $1470 per week or sliding scale
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health
    Type of License: Level III Detox
    Accredited by: None

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (508) 324-7763/ (800) 937-3610
    General Information: (508) 679-5222
    Address: 386 Stanley St.
    Fall River, MA 02720