What are the Best Alcohol Rehab Centers in the US?

An addiction to alcohol can be difficult to overcome on your own. However, with professional help, you can learn to deal with your cravings and stay sober. In general, you will have the best chance of a full recovery if you enroll in an inpatient or outpatient treatment program designed to deal with alcohol addiction. If you are considering entering a program, you may wonder how to find the best alcohol rehab centers in USA. Below is some basic information to help you evaluate your options and make the right decision.

Qualities of Effective Rehab Centers

Effective alcohol rehab centers possess a number of qualities that set them apart from other facilities. Some of these qualities include:

  • Individualized therapy programs - The best rehab centers often have customized programs that include a number of different therapies designed to optimize the effectiveness of your treatment.
  • Comfortable accommodations - If you are planning to enroll in an inpatient program, having a comfortable room is important. The best facilities offer comfortable, private rooms, good food and plenty of opportunities for recreation.
  • A high success rate - A facility's success rate tells you what percentage of people are able to complete the program successfully and overcome their addictions. The higher this percentage, the more effective the program has been for past patients.
  • Supportive services - Some facilities offer only a basic addiction treatment program. The best facilities, however, will offer services designed to support this program, such as medically-supervised inpatient detox, sober living, relapse prevention and more.
  • A good reputation - All facilities have a reputation among past patients and medical professionals. The best facilities are those that are well-respected in both of these communities.

Comparing Alcohol Rehab Centers

Before you choose a treatment center, compare all of your options carefully to make the best decision. You can learn about different facilities by researching them online, calling them to ask questions and reading rehab reviews written by patients or authorities in the field of addiction treatment. Keep in mind that you may not be able to find a center near your home that possesses all of the qualities above. In this case, you can travel to another city or state for treatment. However, if you cannot afford to travel, simply choose a recovery program that excels in the areas that matter most to you.

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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.

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

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

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