Finding the Best Private Detox Centers


Recovering from drug addiction and alcohol dependence is often the fight of a life. Yet there are a variety of things that can be done to help maximize the chances of a successful outcome -- and finding the right private detox center is one of the most important. 

That's because there's no universal solution to substance abuse treatment.  What works best for one patient may not work at all for another. To give yourself the best odds, it's critical to take a careful and well-researched approach to your recovery.

How to find the best private detox center for you

Whether you're dealing with an addiction to prescription medication or excessive drinking, there are a wide variety of treatment options available to you. Some of these options include:

  • Painless, medically supervised detox
  • Residential rehab
  • Outpatient visits
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Counseling
  • Executive or luxury treatment

A private detox center will help you safely detoxify your body from the negative effects of substance abuse, before starting a treatment regimen designed to help you overcome your addiction to drugs or alcohol.  This process is often relatively painless and conducted under close medical supervision.

You may seek a referral from your physician or your insurer, or simply search for the right facility online. Before making arrangements to check in, however, it's important to review your insurance coverage. Not all insurance plans are accepted at all detox centers. Most insurance plans also have co-pays and deductibles that must be considered.

The type of treatment covered and the duration of that treatment also vary from plan to plan. Should your insurer not cover your preferred treatment center, you may always self pay.

Considerations when choosing between private detox centers

When determining which private detox center is best for you, it's important to take steps to ensure your choice is a good fit with your lifestyle needs and personal preferences. Some patients respond better to a more Spartan, bare-bones treatment environment; others prefer something with resort-style amenities. The treatment philosophy of each center is another serious consideration.

If you need help with drug addiction or alcohol dependence, we encourage to seek assistance today. Taking that small first step is a crucial point in successful recovery. 

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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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
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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
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