Rehab Reviews


Malibu, Calif.
$28,000/first mo.; $14,000/mo. thereafter

This laid-back Malibu beachfront rehab charts a holistic path to recovery, which suits the twenty- and thirtysomethings who come here—you just might have to clock a few extra miles on the sand to burn off Chef Monte’s hearty home-cooking.

Scottsdale, Ariz.
$20,000 for 28 days

If you can tolerate a two-caste system between its houses, this resort-style Arizona desert rehab has tons of amenities, making for a comfortable setting in which to get sober.

Las Vegas
$750/day

In one of the world’s least sober cities, Las Vegas Recovery Center is an island of serenity in a sea of vice. Although the busy schedule at this Nevada rehab and pain-management center makes some feel cramped, alumni have nothing but high marks for its compassionate staff.

Costa Mesa, Calif.
$24,500 for 30 days

This men-only SoCal recovery center’s success rate is, well, solid, thanks to caring staff, tranquil facilities and a robust aftercare program.

Sausalito, Calif.
$50,000/35 days

This luxe San Francisco rehab remains free-thinking in some ways—see for instance its Native American sweat lodge—while it grows more traditional in others.

Thailand
$12,900 for 28 days

This luxury Thai rehab brings on the namaste with lush surroundings and daily pampering, but also has highly trained medical staff who know why residents are here.

Antigua
$24,000/mo.

Eric Clapton's drug and alcohol rehab in Antigua is stunningly beautiful and strictly professional. The only problem is readjusting to reality once you're out.

Back2Basics 1600 W University Ave #109 Flagstaff, AZ 86001
$8,500/mo.

This Arizona rehab prescribes high doses of AA meetings and backpacking for young guys who not only need to get sober, but also learn the basics (think cooking and cleaning) of living in the real world.

Lemont, IL
$1,000/day

This women-only drug, alcohol and eating disorder rehab outside of Chicago gets high marks for DBT, good cafeteria-style food, and its “get better together” camaraderie.

Friday Harbor, WA
25,000 (28 days), 30,000 (including alt. therapies, 28 days)

The Clearing isn't just another non-12-step or alternative rehab, it's something different entirely. Their unique program takes place on a 64-acre working farm and historic bed and breakfast.

Los Angeles
$7,000/mo.

Cri-Help's no-frills approach to recovery boasts strong results and has led to the facility having a great reputation. You won't be getting a high end luxury experience, but if you're ready to work and do what it takes to get sober, this respected Los Angeles facility may be your best bet.

Anaheim, California
$12,000 a month

Anaheim Lighthouse is a drug and alcohol rehab with a more residential feel to it than many of its competitors. The suburban surroundings are replete with palm trees and green lawns, and the houses also have outdoor lounge areas with benches and small decorated fountains.

New Canaan, Conn.
$30,000

Set on 42 bucolic acres in New Canaan, Connecticut, is the picturesque and patrician 16-building campus of Silver Hill Hospital, which specializes in dual-diagnosis treatment and has a new chronic pain and addiction center.

Pasadena, Calif.
Unit 1: $8,200; Unit 2: $11,000

The home of Dr. Drew's Celebrity Rehab doesn't let the cameras in everywhere. While the counselors deliver, the chefs don't—and black-market meds abound.

Hanover, Va.
$25,000 (28 days)

Gamblers, addicts and alcoholics are all welcome at this stunning Virginia home. And despite an intensive daily regimen of one-on-one therapy, the friendly vibe and first-rate staff leave most patients feeling Southern-charmed.

Carbondale, Colo.
$14,250/mo.

An all-male clientele and a passion for mountain sports differentiate Colorado's Jaywalker Lodge, a rugged but reliable drug and alcohol rehab that attempts to treat men who have failed elsewhere.

Malibu, Calif.
$10,000/mo.

This relaxed sober-living manse is a great next step for rehab grads who’ve become enamored with the Southern-California recovery lifestyle—so long as you don’t mind just a touch of obligatory “bunch of strangers living together” drama.

Lake Worth, Fla.
$21,000 for 30 days

Given its Christian leanings and patients from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds, this Florida rehab's motto may as well be, “Let the addicts and alcoholics come unto me.”

Delray Beach, Fla.
$23,500 for 30 days

In addition to the 12-step / holistic therapy approach, what Palm Partners alumni consider the most meaningful part of their stay is the positive relationships built with fellow alumni and a deep love and appreciation of many of the therapists, counselors and techs who work there.

Woodland Hills, Calif.
$10,000/mo.

Adolescents and young adults flunking out at staying clean are given the chance to ace their addictions and graduate (for real) at this unique university-integrated rehab.

Deerfield Beach, Fla.
$17,500 for 30 days

Just north of Fort Lauderdale, a place legendary for Spring Break debauchery and drunkenness, is a decidedly more sober destination: a "non-enabling" rehab known as The Florida House Experience.

Rancho Mirage, Calif.
$32,000

Opened in 1982, Betty Ford Center is a fabled California desert rehab facility still considered by many to be the grand dame of rehabs—although it's a bit old-school in its approach.

Caanan, Conn.
$30,000 for 28 days (does not include detox)

Mountainside's setting lives up to its name. And the usually youthful clients find that a sense of community and some enlightened counselors can compensate for food that's bad enough to write home about.

Upstate New York
$12,900–$30,000 for six weeks

Think AA is a sham, but still need to get sober? Try Saint Jude Retreats, a non-12-step program which encourages residents—through classes, workbooks and volunteering—to get their lives back on track by making more productive choices.

Eden Prairie, Minn.
$19,600

America's leading gay and lesbian rehab is a safe, clean haven for a wide range of LGBT clients who want to give up drugs and alcohol. But cramming 40 gay addicts into a tiny space can result in occasional fireworks.