How to find a private rehab

You know that you need help for your substance abuse. With some research, you may decide that a private rehab facility is ideal for your needs. This guide helps you to understand why you might choose a private center, whether luxury rehab is a good option for you, and how to select the best treatment facility.

Why Private Rehab?

If you have never taken advantage of a rehab center before, you might wonder why some people would want private rehab. The answer is that it all depends on what you need for your recovery. Some people want privacy to get through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms. They prefer to recover by themselves, with limited company beyond medical professionals and therapists to help them. Private centers give you a private room and may also limit the amount of time you must interact with other people participating in rehab.

What is Luxury Rehab?

While private rehabilitation can seem synonymous with luxury rehabilitation, they are not necessarily the same thing. With a luxury rehab center, you pay more money for certain conveniences that allow you to live more comfortably and focus on healing. With luxury rehabilitation, you can specify the type of meals you would like to have, and enjoy activities such as horseback riding or swimming. Each facility offers different benefits and has a unique approach to addiction recovery.

Recommendations and Reviews

Before you settle on a private rehab center for your care, make sure that the facility is equipped to manage your concerns fully. If you have a serious addiction that you have fought for years, you might need more than a little support to get you over the hump. A 2012 study from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse showed that not all treatment facilities are created equal. Get recommendations from your doctor and go online to read reviews. Look at the treatment options at each location, including:

  • detox services
  • group therapy
  • one-on-one therapy
  • outpatient services after discharge

By reading reviews and inquiring about each facility, you can get a better idea which center will be right for you.

You are just starting on the path to recovery from your addiction problems. With private or luxury rehab, you can get back to health in comfort and still achieve your goals.

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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