Websites and Publications

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta, the mother of a son with addiction problems, interviews addiction experts, authors, and others on her podcast.

Addiction Free CA

The California MAT Expansion Project aims to increase access to MAT, reduce unmet treatment need, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities. The California MAT Expansion Project focuses on populations with limited MAT access, including rural areas and American Indian & Alaska Native tribal communities.

Addiction Journal

A science journal that publishes peer-reviewed research reports on alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco and behavioral addictions (subscription required).

Alcohol and Alcoholism

A journal that publishes papers on the biomedical, psychological, and sociological aspects of alcoholism and alcohol research.

Alcohol, Other Drugs and Health: Current Evidence

A Boston University website that publishes the results of research on alcohol and illicit drugs.

All About Addiction

A website overseen by UCLA addiction specialist Dr Adi Jaffe, that covers research on the mechanisms involved in the addictive process, and other drug and alcohol news.

BOOM Community

Supportive and closely monitored private online forum. If you're drinking too much too often, Rethink the Drink. Talk to Us. Open discussions on all stages of dealing with alcohol use disorder. Respectful community requires adherence to rules and regulations.


A UK website that offers information and assistance regarding marijuana use, addiction, and withdrawal.


An online database that features information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently or previously available on the worldwide market.

Drug War Chronicle

A website providing coverage and features on the war on drugs, run by pro-legalization organization Stop the Drug War.

DS Daily

A UK drug and alcohol news service provided by Drug Scope.

Everything Addiction

An all-in-one addiction site covering treatment options, referrals, public policy, news and research.

Harvard Health

A newsletter that covers a wide range of health topics, including addiction, with contributors including doctors and researchers at Harvard Medical School. Also available as an email newsletter.

In the Rooms

A comprehensive international social network for the recovery community and online 12-step resource.

Radio Lifeboat

A mother and son radio show about addiction and recovery, with a different guest every week.

Reach Out Recovery

A website offering a variety of daily news, advocacy, video, and community resources for the addiction recovery community.

Scientific American Mind

The online version of the magazine of the same name, that frequently covers issues related to drugs and the brain (subscription required).

The Second Road

An online recovery community with chat rooms, blogs, and forums.

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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