Medical and Scientific Resources

Advocates for Recovery through Medicine (ARM)

A nonprofit organization that assists addicts who wish to use Medication Assisted Treatment, such as Subutex or Suboxone, in their recovery from opiate addiction.

www.armme.org

American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)

An organization that promotes the development of comprehensive methadone treatment services for addicts in treatment programs.

www.aatod.org

American Medical Association - Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Program

A program that provides toolkits for physicians, resources on underage drinking and treatment resources.

www.ama-assn.org

American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

An organization providing resources to educate physicians on addiction disease and encourage appropriate treatment for those suffering from addiction.

www.asam.org

National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMA Recovery)

An organization of methadone patients, healthcare professionals and their allies, that supports methadone treatment.

www.methadone.org

National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)

A nonprofit organization that helps people in search of treatment find physicians willing to treat opioid dependence with Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone).

www.naabt.org

Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA)

A society that promotes research and enables scientists and addiction field professionals to share and disseminate information and research findings.

www.rsoa.org

Suboxone Assisted Treatment

A site aiming to raise awareness of issues around Suboxone treatment for substance abuse.

www.suboxoneassistedtreatment.org

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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.
$30,000/mo.

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;

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. 

Rating: 4.5 stars
San Diego
$45,000 - $149,900 per month

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
$190/day

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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
$140,000/month

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