Youth Resources

Alateen

A 12-step fellowship for friends and families of problem drinkers.

www.al-anon.alateen.org/

Children of Alcoholics Foundation

A nonprofit organization that provides educational materials and services to help professionals, children, and adults dealing with parental addiction.

www.coaf.org

Do It Now Foundation

A non-profit publisher of alcohol, substance abuse, and health information, targeting audiences including middle school, high school and college students.

www.doitnow.org

Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free

A foundation led by current and former Governors’ spouses that campaigns to curtail alcohol use by children aged 9-15 and provides alcohol-related information and resources for parents, community leaders, and researchers.

www.alcoholfreechildren.org

Association of Recovery Schools

A national group of recovery high schools and college dorms designed to help addicted students to achieve success in both education and recovery.

www.recoveryschools.org

National Family Partnership

An organization that provides information and materials for communities to promote youth alcohol and drug prevention efforts.

www.nfp.org

National Youth Recovery Foundation (NYRF)

A foundation that raises funds, assists teens in recovery and supports recovery schools.

www.nationalyouthrecovery.com

Students Against Destructive Decisions

An organization that seeks to provide students with resources to help prevent underage drinking, drunk driving, and drug abuse.

www.sadd.org

Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC)

An organization providing treatment programs, research on alternative alcohol and drug treatments, and services for people and professionals in the child welfare, juvenile justice, and criminal justice systems.

www.tasc-il.org

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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 rehab 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

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

Rating: 4.5 stars
Los Angeles
$28,500

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
$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.