Government Programs

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

An agency overseen by the US Department of the Treasury that enforces the federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol and tobacco products.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

A source of facts and federal statistics on drug-related crime and incarceration.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A federal agency dedicated to protecting health that develops programs promoting disease prevention, environmental health, and educational activities.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

An agency run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that provides leadership in the federal effort to prevent alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems.

College Drinking Prevention

A government-supported program that provides strategies and solutions to prevent the harmful consequences of college binge drinking.

FDA Recalls

A site run by the US Food and Drug Administration listing drugs recently withdrawn from the market and other drug safety concerns.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)

A site run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration listing federal resources and prevention materials on alcohol and other drugs.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

A federal agency run by the US Department of Transportation, that maintains statistics on DWI and DUI.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

A component of the National Institutes of Health that supports and conducts research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

A federal agency that conducts and supports research, administers policy, and disseminates data on drug dependence.

National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month

An annual event run by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote substance abuse treatment and recovery.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

A component of the Executive Office of the President that features White House drug policy initiatives, programs, resources and press releases.

Safe & Drug Free Schools Program

A federal program to reduce drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and violence, in schools, through education and prevention activities.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

A searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs around the country, provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, that locates nearby treatment facilities.

Too Smart to Start

An awareness initiative from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that provides information and materials on underage drinking.

US Food and Drug Administration Drugs Information

Consumer information on prescription drugs, side effects, safety concerns, drug recalls and medication health fraud.

Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

A component of the US Department of Labor that provides information about addiction to alcohol and other drugs, the cost to the workplace and strategies to establish an alcohol- and drug-free workplace.

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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.

Rating: 5 stars
Malibu and Los Angeles
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

This SoCal program fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.

Rating: 5 stars
Newport Beach, Calif.

At Sober College, young people learn life skills and can take accredited college courses while going through treatment for addiction.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Woodland Hills, CA
$15,000 - $25,000 per month;

This San Diego luxury rehab provides customized treatment by highly qualified staff and, according to one alum, “Sets the gold standard for all other treatment centers.”

Rating: 5 stars
San Diego, CA
$60,000 for 30 days, additional $10,000 for a private room

This 12-step based non-profit Tennessee facility for men offers meetings, groups and camaraderie.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Burns, TN
30-day program: $6500; LTR Program / Extended Care: $5500 (monthly); step-down program (outpatient): $1500

This Austin, Texas rehab provides substance abuse and mental health services as an outpatient programs. It is universally beloved by its clients and alumni for the therapy provided to the individual and the support freely given by a caring staff.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Austin, TX

If you are looking for a loving and nurturing outpatient program which still emphasizes accountability, this may be the place for you. Almost unanimously, clients credit this Lakewood, Colorado program with improving their lives in significant ways.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Lakewood, CO
$30-$50 per group; $50-$75 per one-on-one session.

The Sanctuary Byron Bay combines a completely individualized holistic approach with unrivaled luxury. If you want excellent treatment combined with true privacy and every possible amenity, including your own 24-hour carer, this is the place for you.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Byron Bay, Australia

DARA is as lush and exotic as you might expect. Their program includes airport pick-up, a full medical exam at a nearby private hospital and luxury amenities—all at surprisingly affordable prices.

Rating: 4 stars
Koh Chang, Thailand
$6,995 for 4 weeks.

Highly rated by their teen clients and their families, Paradigm Malibu offers programs for a really wide range of adolescent disorders including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and eating disorders.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Malibu, CA
$49,000 flat rate