How Much Does the Best Addiction Treatment Cost?

Do you need rehab treatment for alcohol addition or drug dependence? If so, you should be looking for the best addiction treatment center to fit your unique and personal needs. Everyone is different in this regard. If you are not sure about what the best type of treatment center would be for you, talk to your psychologist or psychiatrist about it before admitting yourself to a treatment center. You need to understand your own personal needs in a treatment center in order to get the best results from one. You won't do as well in a facility that doesn't fit your personality well.

You might do well in a typical treatment center. These are places that usually do detox on site, have medical staff available round the clock, conduct daily individual counseling and group counseling sessions, and do family counseling sessions at least once and maybe more than once while you're there. Most health insurances will cover 30 to 90 days of inpatient treatment in such places, and possibly even longer periods of time in outpatient treatment facilities. You may have to share a room with one or more other people, and recreation time will be carefully supervised. However, you will get the full medical support you need to recover.

Other people need a more holistic approach to get the best results. If you are this type of person, you will likely do well in one of the nation's many luxury rehab centers. These centers treat alcohol addiction and drug dependence, as well as a wide variety of other addictions. They are set up like luxury hotels with gourmet meals, private rooms, unsupervised outdoor time in beautiful natural settings, and a variety of holistic therapies in addition to the regular medical and counseling sessions.

While some health insurances cover part of a stay at a luxury treatment center, most won't cover the entire cost. You will usually have a large co-pay. Some insurance policies don't cover these facilities at all and you will have to pay for the whole thing. It's worth it if it will get you better. Just understand that these facilities are not cheap. These are the places where business executives and celebrities go when they need rehab. Most stays run into the low to mid-five figures for a typical 30 day stay. Use credit cards, get family to contribute, or even take out a home equity loan or personal loan to afford these luxury rehab centers if they are the best ones for you. You will be pleased with the results and the cost will be worth it.

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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