Rehab Reviews


Malibu and Los Angeles
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

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.

Newport Beach, Calif.
$30,000/mo.

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.

Woodland Hills, CA
$15,000 - $25,000 per month;

At Sober College, young people learn life skills and can take accredited college courses while going through treatment for addiction.

San Diego, CA
$60,000 for 30 days, additional $10,000 for a private room

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.”

Burns, TN
30-day program: $6500; LTR Program / Extended Care: $5500 (monthly); step-down program (outpatient): $1500

This 12-step based non-profit Tennessee facility for men offers meetings, groups and camaraderie.

Austin, TX
$190/day

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.

Lakewood, CO
$30-$50 per group; $50-$75 per one-on-one session.

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.

Byron Bay, Australia
$140,000/month

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.

Koh Chang, Thailand
$6,995 for 4 weeks.

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.

Malibu, CA
$49,000 flat rate

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.

San Diego
$32,000-$55,000 per month

If you’re not sold on the 12 Steps, this upscale six-person facility, opened in July 2011, might be the one for you.

Palm Springs, Calif.
$23,500 for 30 days

It’s not all spa visits, seaweed body wraps and hot-stone massages in Palm Springs, Calif.—though there is plenty of that. Real recovery also takes place at this “Integrated Treatment Model” rehab.

Malibu, Calif.
$48,000 for 28 days

This intimate California rehab is a good choice for anyone doesn’t want to feel like just another cog in the system. And, says one resident, “Everyone is so nice!”

Wickenburg, Ariz.
$44,000/five weeks

Color-coded name tags, carrying around rocks and the juggling of multiple afflictions may leave some speculating on the effects of exposure to the Arizona sun. But The Meadows is high on quality as well as eccentricity.

Malibu, Calif.
$28,000/first mo.; $14,000/mo. thereafter

This laid-back Malibu beachfront rehab charts a holistic path to recovery, which suits the twenty- and thirtysomethings who come here—you just might have to clock a few extra miles on the sand to burn off Chef Monte’s hearty home-cooking.

San Juan Capistrano, CA
$24,500 (semi-private)

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Las Vegas
$750/day

In one of the world’s least sober cities, Las Vegas Recovery Center is an island of serenity in a sea of vice. Although the busy schedule at this Nevada rehab and pain-management center makes some feel cramped, alumni have nothing but high marks for its compassionate staff.

Sausalito, Calif.
$50,000/35 days

This luxe San Francisco rehab remains free-thinking in some ways—see for instance its Native American sweat lodge—while it grows more traditional in others.

Thailand
$14,000 per 28 days

This luxury Thai rehab brings on the namaste with lush surroundings and daily pampering, but also has highly trained medical staff who know why residents are here.

Costa Mesa, Calif.
$24,500 for 30 days

This men-only SoCal recovery center’s success rate is, well, solid, thanks to caring staff, tranquil facilities and a robust aftercare program.

Scottsdale, Ariz.
$20,000 for 28 days

If you can tolerate a two-caste system between its houses, this resort-style Arizona desert rehab has tons of amenities, making for a comfortable setting in which to get sober.

Nashville
$23,000 for 30 days

This Tennessee rehab doesn’t mess around with rules or fraternizing with the opposite sex. Clients appreciate its scenic views and some of the state’s best cooking.

1191 Simmons Lane Novato, CA 94945
$55,000

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Laguna Beach, Calif.
$20,000/mo.

Compassionate staff, fun activities and a solid aftercare program make this beachy California facility the “total package.” Just don’t stuff yourself with Top Ramen.

Tucson, AZ
90 days: $25,000, 7 months: $35,000

Circle Tree Ranch provides residential addiction rehabilitation services for men and women over the age of 18, including pregnant women, and parents undergoing drug and alcohol treatment whose children reside with them on the campus.