How to find the best private rehab facilities

If you are planning to enter a private addiction treatment program, you will want to find the best facility in your area. However, with so many drug rehab centers in operation all around the country, making a choice can be a challenge.
Below is some information to simplify the process.

About Private Rehab Centers

Private rehab centers are facilities that specialize in providing treatment to patients in a secluded, comfortable setting. Patients at private rehab centers can expect to spend their stay in a private room with a comfortable bed and plenty of their own space. Private rehab centers also provide patients with more one-on-one attention from staff members. In addition, many of the best private rehabs offer a number of other luxurious amenities, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, gourmet food and much more.

Finding the Best Private Rehabs

When searching for the best private rehab facilities, look for the following characteristics.

1. A well-respected, effective treatment program.

The quality of the treatment you receive is the most important thing to consider when selecting a rehab center. To learn about the quality of a given facility's program, read reviews of the facility online. The best reviews are those that have been written by past patients or neutral third parties who are authorities in the field of addiction treatment. You can also explore the effectiveness of different treatment programs by comparing success rates.

2. A customized program with a variety of services.

The best facilities will help you develop a treatment program tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Many high-quality private rehabs also offer a variety of different methods of treatment in addition to traditional therapy, such as creative therapy or art therapy.

3. A serene, relaxing location.

Most people enter private rehab programs because they want to be able to relax and be as comfortable as possible during treatment. Thus, the best private drug rehab programs are those that are established in locations with beautiful scenery and nice weather.

Keep in mind that private rehabs tend to be more expensive than standard rehab facilities. Be sure that you will be able to afford the cost of addiction treatment before you enroll in a program. Likewise, some facilities do not accept insurance and/or require payment upfront, so be sure to ask about these policies before your program begins.

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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