How to Choose the Best Rehab

The road to recovery is long, but with access to the best rehab facilities around, you can ensure your chances of success. However, before you choose one rehab over another, it’s important to understand the types of treatment programs available and how each one works. You should also look at trusted rehab reviews to learn more about the success rates of different programs and facilities. Only then will you be able to choose the rehabilitation program that is right for you.


An Overview of Rehabilitation Programs


There are several different rehabilitation programs available, and each serves a different set of needs. To choose the right rehab, look over the following types to learn which is most appropriate for you or your loved one.


  • Intervention: Intervention is less about rehabilitation and more about preventing a problem. This type of service isn’t for someone who suffers from addiction, but for people who are at risk for addictive behaviors.
  • Counseling: Counseling takes many forms, from support groups to individual therapy. On its own, this can be an effective form of rehabilitation, and it can also be coupled with other, more intensive therapies.
  • Sober Living: This type of therapy is very similar to residential treatment in that patients live in a safe, drug-free environment. Care may be minimal, but you won’t have access to addictive substances and you’ll be surrounded by supportive people.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs: These programs offer a lot more in terms of care than any of the programs listed above. You won’t live at the facility, but you will spend several hours per day going through counseling and other types of therapy. Residential patients are often placed in these types of programs after they’ve been discharged so that they can continue on with their recovery and prevent a relapse.
  • Partial Hospitalization: A partial hospitalization program works similarly to intensive outpatient programs except that these programs offer more in the way of medical treatment. These programs are suitable for people who have a safe home environment away from addictive substances.
  • Residential Care: With this type of rehab, you’ll stay at a specialized facility for between one and three months. The addiction is treated with a mixture of detox, counseling, social activities, medicine and more.


Are you ready to learn more about your rehabilitation options? If so, you can rely on as a source for news, information about treatments, rehab reviews and more. Using our website as your guide to rehabilitation, you’ll be able to find the best rehab facilities available!

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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