How to Find the Best Drug Rehab Centers in the US

When you are addicted to drugs, the best way to overcome your condition and improve your health is through professional addiction treatment. Fortunately, you can find addiction treatment centers all across the United States. With so many different options available, choosing the right facility for your recovery can be a challenge. Below is some information to help you find the best drug rehab centers in US.

About Drug Rehab Centers

A drug rehab center is a facility that specializes in the treatment of addictions to drugs and/or alcohol. These facilities may offer a variety of programs and services to help patients with their recovery. These facilities also tend to differ in terms of location, cost, effectiveness, the range of services offered, reputation and more.

Evaluating Drug Rehab Centers

You can use a number of different criteria to evaluate the quality of a drug rehab center. Some of the most common criteria used include:

  • Recovery Rates - A facility's recovery rate tells you the proportion of people who are treated successfully by the facility's programs. The higher this percentage, the more effective the program is believed to be.
  • Affordability - Some rehab programs cost considerably more than others. Likewise, some programs are not willing to accept payment from insurance companies, or they may require you to pay the bill upfront and collect reimbursement from your insurance provider at a later date. However, keep in mind that some of the more expensive facilities are also those that provide higher quality amenities and services.
  • Range of Services - Not all drug rehab centers provide patients with the same services and treatment options. For example, some rehab centers offer inpatient detox programs, while others do not. Likewise, while some rehab programs offer only a standard 12-step treatment program, others customize their programs to meet the need of each individual patient.
  • Reputation - Some of the best drug rehab centers in US have good reputations among past patients and medical professionals, while lesser facilities have poor reputations. You can find out about the reputations of different facilities by researching them online.

Ideally, you would be able to find a rehab center that excelled in all of the areas above. However, this is not always possible. If you can't find a perfect facility, consider the requirements that are most important to you and look for a facility that meets them.

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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