What Are The Best Drug Rehab Centers in the US?

If you are planning to enter addiction treatment, you want to know that the treatment center you choose will be able to help you overcome your addiction successfully. However, because treatment centers vary so much, you may wonder how you can be sure that you are making the right choice. To help you make your decision, below are some of the characteristics shared by the best drug rehab centers in the US.

1. A customizable treatment program.

The best facilities are those that offer a customizable drug treatment program. This means that you will participate in a treatment program that has been designed especially for you.

2. A comfortable facility.

If you will be enrolling in an inpatient drug treatment program, you will want your room to be as comfortable and welcoming as possible. The best rehab centers often provide patients with private, spacious rooms and excellent cuisine. Many of the best facilities also offer other luxurious amenities, such as recreational facilities and courtyards.

3. A high recovery rate.

A treatment program's recovery rate says a lot about the effectiveness of the program. This rate, which is typically expressed as a percentage, tells you how many people are able to recover from their addictions successfully with the help of the program. For example, if a facility has a recovery rate of 75 percent, it means that 75 out of every 100 past patients who completed the program were able to recover. The best facilities are those with the highest recovery rates.

4. Comprehensive treatment services.

Some facilities provide only basic treatment services. They do not help with the drug or alcohol detox process, and they don't provide any assistance to people who have completed the program. However, the best treatment facilities will offer services for patients during all stages of recovery.

5. An excellent reputation.

After becoming established in the field, all drug or alcohol rehab centers build a reputation among past patients, as well as medical professionals and other authorities in the field. The best facilities typically have the most positive reputations. You can learn about the reputation of a given facility by researching the facility online and reading reviews or evaluations written by a variety of sources. Remember that the best reviews are usually those that have been published by neutral third parties, rather than by the facility itself.

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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