Rehab Reviews


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.

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.

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.

San Diego
$45,000/mo.

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

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.

Los Angeles
$28,500

Traffic fumes aside, Authentic Recovery Center is a haven for addicts seeking individualized care.

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.

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.

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.

Los Angeles
$5,000 (Calif. residents); $7,500 (others)

Run by a charismatic rabbi and his social-worker wife, this affordable Los Angeles rehab tutors its residents in both Judaism and recovery. But even the goyim leave happy.

Manor, Texas
$36,000 for 180 days

In old-school AA, the men stick with the men, and the women with the women—and that’s just what this rigorous, gender-segregated and Big Book–focused Texas rehab does.

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.

Kaufman and Elgin, Texas
$33,000 for three months

This no-nonsense Texas rehab gives relapsing hard cases another shot at sobriety with clear rules, tough love and long-term, 12-step-focused treatment.

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.

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.

Wernersville, Pa.
$33,570

Caron’s “tough-love” approach doesn’t leave out the “love”—or the “tough.” A traditional 12-step rehab with a solid 50-year track record, Caron takes clients’ sobriety as seriously as its discipline.

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.

Sundance, Utah
$30,000

Cirque Lodge offers clients long nature hikes, mountain-top helicopter rides, free hairdos and fine cuisine on a breathtaking compound. While some alums found this Utah drug rehab a bit conservative, others ranked it among the country's top treatment centers. 

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.

Malibu, Calif.
$58,000/mo.

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

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.

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.

Nashville
$23,000 for 30 days

This Tennessee rehab doesn’t mess around with rules or fraternizing with the opposite sex. Clients appreciate its scenic views and some of the state’s best cooking.

Koh Chang, Thailand
$9,995,

DARA's centers are as lush and exotic as you might expect. Their program includes airport pick-up, a full medical exam at a nearby private hospital and all the luxury amenities their facility affords visitors—all at surprisingly affordable prices

Havre de Grace, Md.
$22,000

A non-denominational Maryland facility founded by a Catholic priest, this respected rehab serves up more than spirituality and the Big Book. Clients say the food here is like manna from heaven.