What are the best rated rehab facilities?

If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, selecting an addiction treatment center is one of the most important choices you will ever make. With the right drug or alcohol rehab program, you can overcome your condition and move on. However, if you make the wrong choice, you may suffer a relapse. As you consider your options, you may wonder how you can find the best rated rehab facilities.

Rating the Quality of Drug Rehab Facilities

Before you can determine which facilities are the highest rated, you must first decide how you will evaluate them. Some of the characteristics you may use to rank differing rehab centers include:

Recovery Rate

One of the easiest ways to compare different facilities and rank them according to effectiveness involves the use of recovery rates. A recovery rate is a percentage that tells you how many of the treatment center's past patients were able to recover after completing the program. The higher this percentage is, the higher the facility will rank. For example, a facility with a recovery rate of 80 percent ranks higher than a facility with a rate of 75 percent.


Some drug treatment centers are more popular among patients and medical professionals than others. You can find out which facilities rank highest based on popularity by searching for ratings online.


Another method you can use to rank different treatment centers involves evaluating each facility's reputation in the community, among patients and among professionals in the field of addiction treatment. To rate facilities using this method, simply search for rehab reviews online.


Not all addiction treatment centers will offer the same services to patients. While some centers focus only on addiction treatment, others may offer medically supervised detox as well. Likewise, some treatment centers use only traditional treatment methods, while others offer a variety of treatment options to patients.

Making a Decision

There are many different ways to rate facilities, and different methods will produce different results. To find the facility that is best for you, consider your priorities. For example, if having access to a variety of services is most important to you, use that method to rank facilities. On the other hand, if your most important concern is the effectiveness of a treatment center, rate the drug rehab facilities in your area based on their recovery rates.

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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