What are the best drug rehab centers?

If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs, you need to seek professional treatment as soon as possible. One of the best ways to overcome addiction is to enter a treatment program at a drug rehab center. However, not all of these facilities are the same. To find the best drug rehab centers in your area, look for these criteria.

1. A comprehensive treatment program.

The best rehab centers are those with programs designed to support you throughout the recovery process. For example, some of the most effective programs offer inpatient detox treatment for people who are still in the detoxification phase of recovery, as well as various resources to help patients maintain their sobriety outside of the facility after the program is complete.

2. Comfortable accommodations.

If you will be participating in an inpatient drug addiction treatment program, you will be living at the rehab facility for the duration of your program. Thus, it is important to look for a facility that offers comfortable rooms, good food and plenty of other amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as it can be.

3. Impressive results.

Some treatment programs have higher rates of success than others. Choosing a program with a higher success rate may increase your chances of recovering from your addiction and maintaining sobriety. To find out about a program's success rate, browse the facility's website or call the center directly.

4. A good reputation.

A facility's reputation in the field of addiction treatment can tell you a lot about the experience you can expect. You can learn about a facility's reputation by reading rehab reviews online. The best rehab reviews are those that have been written by third parties who are authorities in the field of addiction treatment, as they tend to contain more details. However, you can also gain valuable insight by reading rehab reviews written by patients who participated in programs at the facility.

In some cases, you may not be able to find a drug rehab center that satisfies all of the criteria above in your area. However, if you can afford the added expense, you may be able to travel to another city or state for treatment. If traveling to another location is not a good option for you, try to choose a local facility 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.
$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