Rehab Reviews


11 states
Varies, but typically more affordable

This valuable network of rehabs serves disadvantaged and marginalized addicts around the country for (nearly) free. Beyonce's Cosmetology Center does its bit for national fashion—but the cuisine could use some work.

1191 Simmons Lane Novato, CA 94945
$55,000

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

33335 Mulholland Highway, Malibu, CA 115 Barrington Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90049
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

Visions offers top-of-the-line treatment for 13 to 18 year old addicts, with alumni that includes Elizabeth Brockovich—daughter of Erin Brockovich—who found treatment in Vision's outpatient, day school, sober living and their Launch program.

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.

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.

Argyle, Texas
$23,000

Community ties are strong at this raucous Texas rehab, where residents bond quickly on the ropes course and over fried chicken and sweet tea.


Atlanta
$18,000

After decades of treating dipsomaniac doctors, the staff at this Atlanta rehab is pretty sharp—and you no longer have to be an MD to get into "The Dome."

Austin, Texas
$8,850/mo.

The spartan set-up of this massive Texas facility reflects a certain cowboy ethos, but its clients are more focused on twelve steps than two-steps. Exercise is oddly not part of the curriculum here, but residents receive a solid grounding in recovery and a valuable education in the basics of life.

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.

Blairstown, NJ
$58,500 for six months

This New Jersey boot-camp-cum-rehab demands long-term attendance and boasts a stellar success rate. But smoking, caffeine and phone calls are strictly banned.

Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Fla.
$16,000 for 30 days

The Watershed houses clients at two different locations, one a condo-like complex and the other a somewhat more institutional residence. Those who feel they got the raw end of the living-situation deal are consoled by experienced staff and ice-cream machines.

Boca Raton, Fla.
$14,250 for 30 days

If you’re a depressed alcoholic and don’t mind cooking your own meals (or walking a mile to treatment sessions), this dual-diagnosis Florida rehab could be the one for you.

Bridgeton, NJ
$26,200

An isolated New Jersey outpost enveloped by acres of farmland, Seabrook House is run more with an iron fist than a firm hand. But alumni say that its lush landscaped gardens, fine food and top-tier treatment help soften the blow.

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.

Campuses in Florida
$12,000–$20,000 (econ.)

This choose-your-own-adventure rehab provides a multi-site experience with an equally diverse range of treatments. Whether you find what you're looking for depends largely on the depth of your pockets.

Capo By the Sea 26682 Avenida Las Palmas Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
$24,500 (semi-private)

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

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.

Center City, Minn.
$28,300

This mammoth Minnesota drug rehab has become a dominant recovery brand and deals with 2,000 clients each year. So, how much does size matter?

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

Offering relaxed recovery with a touch of Zen, this small, women-only rehab occupies a LEED-certified “urban lodge” just minutes from the beach in Orange County.

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.

Costa Rica
$14,900/mo.

This holistic rehab in Costa Rica is great for people who want to set their mind, body and diet right while they treat their addiction. Those looking for a traditional 12-Step approach, however, might look elsewhere.

Cottonwood Heights, Utah
$15,000 for 28 days

Although some feel it’s not adequately staffed, this Utah rehab keeps clients active and fosters strong bonds (during kitchen-clean-up time) among its 16 max residents.

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.

Deerfield Beach, Fla.
$18,100 for the first month

Amid beautiful facilities and nearby beaches, this condo-campus Deerfield Beach treatment center makes sure patients are staying on track and developing good habits.

Del Mar, Calif.
$30,000 (double room)

Casa Palmera offers sun-drenched luxury a stone's throw from the sea (and a few stars). But the one-size-fits-all AA approach doesn't always go down as well as the homemade peanut butter.