How to Find the Best Treatment Center

You can become addicted to nearly anything. Addictions to prescription medication like pain killers is pretty common. So is alcohol addiction and drug dependence. There are also sex addicts, pornography addicts, video game addicts, internet addicts, and more. When something becomes so important that nothing else in your life matters and your relationships, job, and/or academic performance start to suffer because of it, it is time to do something about it. That's when you need to go to an addiction treatment center. These are the best places to get over your addiction. The only question is which is the best treatment center for you?

So, how do you know which is the best treatment center for you? It depends on the environment in which you are the most comfortable and know you will work the best. This is different for everyone. You may choose a traditional treatment center or one that offers holistic therapies. A treatment center in the city may be ideal for you, or you may prefer one in the country in a natural setting. Standard accommodations or luxury accommodations are also available from which to choose. Your decision may be made in part because of your insurance and what it will cover, while money may not be an object when it comes to your complete and lasting recovery.

You will need to do some research. Look at different types of facilities in your area. If you find a nice looking one that requires travel to get to, call it up and ask a lot of questions. Be sure to look for online reviews of any facility, and carefully view any photos you may find of them. If you have a chance to tour the facilities you are considering, this will allow you to ask questions to the people who work there directly, and will give you the best idea of which treatment facility is the best one for you.

Many people consider the best treatment centers to be the ones that offer luxury amenities, though that is certainly not a universal truth. Some people do very well with traditional facilities, and are actually more comfortable in them than in luxury facilities. Only you can answer this important question. The important thing is to recognize you have an addiction and truly desire to get over it and put it behind you. Then, choose the best treatment facility for you, check in, and start getting better once and for all.

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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