How to Choose a Luxury Drug Rehab

If you're fortunate enough to either have very good medical insurance or a well-stocked bank account, but unfortunate enough to be stricken with drug addiction, luxury drug rehab may be an ideal setting. In a residential treatment facility, you can work through your battle with drugs with an excellent treatment plan, while enjoying gourmet meals, fun activities and spacious, beautiful surroundings.

Drug abuse is a serious problem, and a luxury drug rehab is not a way to avoid addressing the problem. It's a way to do something about it.

Seek Strong Programs, Staff

When searching for a high-end drug rehab center, look for facilities with well-rounded programs with good medical care, proven treatment with both individual and group therapies, and an excellent staff with at least one psychologist and one medical practitioner.

Study Reviews

Don't just pay attention to the treatment center; be sure to also read rehab reviews from people like you who found the help they needed. Those reviews can be a large part of deciding which inpatient treatment center is right for you. Study them closely, and identify areas of concern as well as intriguing testimony that makes you want to learn more.

Once you have chosen several rehab centers to consider, try to pay each facility a visit to experience what a 30-, 60- or 90-day program there would be like. Interview several representatives of the facility, if possible, to get rich feedback on the programs offered. If you can't make the trip to do in-person interviews at one or more of your chosen facilities, you can instead do a telephone conference call or a video conference.

Near or Far?

If you can find the perfect treatment center practically in your backyard, more power to you. But odds are that you're going to find numerous facilities that are ideal but are far from home. Do you give up a little in terms of quality and amenities to stay close to what you know? Or do you leave your comfort zone and trust that you'll be in good hands when you arrive at your luxury rehab's destination? Many people can get by with a 30-day program close to home, because their drug dependence is mild, but a particularly troubling affliction can mean more lengthy care at specialty facilities.

Drug addiction can be a devastating experience. Treatment at a luxury rehab can give you the comfort and confidence to stick with the program and come out on top.

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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.
$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;

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
$190/day

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.

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