How to find an outpatient rehab

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Plenty of people need rehabilitation for their addiction to drugs, alcohol, nicotine and other substances. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse notes that 40 million Americans meet criteria for addiction. Clearly, not all of these people are going to inpatient rehabilitation centers every year. Millions of people rely on outpatient rehab options to help them stop their dependence and learn coping mechanisms to avoid getting addicted again.

Why Outpatient Rehab?

Inpatient rehab is neither necessary nor appropriate for every person. Many people need to find a way to manage their addictions without taking a lot of time away from work or family. These are the people that outpatient rehab was designed for. If you:

  • have not been addicted for several years
  • have a lot of support from family and friends
  • do not expect a difficult withdrawal
  • cannot afford inpatient rehab

then outpatient rehab might be the right choice for you.


The first person to ask is your doctor. Make an appointment to get a thorough checkup and discuss your concerns about addiction. Your doctor will be able to make recommendations to clinics where you can receive professional treatment from a qualified therapist. Be sure to contact your health insurance to see what services are covered, and how much you might be expected to pay out of pocket. Many clinics offer access to meetings, classes and support groups where you can talk with people going through the same experience and share insights into ways to cope with withdrawal or the pressure to use again.

Outpatient Rehab Reviews

Once you have a couple of places to check out, you can go online to get a sense for how others view outpatient rehab centers in your area. Rehabitation is a very different experience for each person, so you want to read several reviews of each location. Take a moment to research the approaches that each center takes to therapy, withdrawal, peer support and more. That way, you will have a better idea which clinic or center will be right for you.

Making a decision about inpatient or outpatient rehab is never an easy one. However, by visiting your doctor and doing some research, you will find an outpatient center that will provide you with the rehabilitation you need to stay healthy for years to come.

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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
33335 Mulholland Highway, Malibu, CA 115 Barrington Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90049
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Rating: 5 stars
Malibu, Calif.

This SoCal rehab 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.

The kind of addict who comes to Sunset Malibu is frequently using drugs to cope with a deep pain; for these people, life is just too painful to deal with without the buffer of drugs or alcohol.

Rating: 5 stars
Malibu, CA
$58,000/mo. for a semi-private room;

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;

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Rating: 4.5 stars
San Diego
$45,000 - $149,900 per month

Located a nine-iron away from century city and bordering Beverly Hills, in the quiet upscale neighborhood of Cheviot Hills, is Genesis House.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Cheviot Hills, CA
$10,000 - 15,000/mo.

Access Malibu offers five-star treatment and luxury amenities at a more accessible price.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Malibu, CA
$36,500 per/month.

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