What are the Best Treatment Centers?

Do you need rehab for alcohol dependence or drug addiction? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people just like you are all over the world. Addiction does not discriminate when it comes to human beings. Anyone can become addicted, from the very rich to the very poor, and in any nation in the world. While some people are more genetically susceptible to addiction than others, some substances are inherently addictive. Also, nearly anyone can become addicted if they use a particular substance regularly for a long period of time. If you find yourself addicted to drugs or alcohol, you should seek out a quality treatment center.

What are the best treatment centers for alcohol dependence and drug addiction? It depends on each individual person. What works well for you might not work as well for someone else, and vice versa. You know yourself well. You should study the brochures and websites from a variety of treatment centers to get an idea of what different places offer. What services and amenities resonate perfectly with you? The treatment centers with those things are going to be the best treatment centers for you. You will have the best chance of achieving the recovery you seek there.

Some treatment centers use a traditional approach, which is medicine to get you through detox, medicine to help curb your cravings for drugs or alcohol, personal counseling, and family counseling. You may sleep in a room with one or several roommates. In rare cases, you may get your own room, but being in a group is considered a positive thing in the more traditional settings.

There are also treatment centers that offer more luxurious surroundings and a mix of non-traditional treatments with the traditional ones. You may find facilities that offer things like outdoor nature or recreational therapy, music therapy, art therapy, pet therapy, yoga, meditation, and more. The more luxurious facilities offer private rooms with hotel-like amenities. You will still be doing the work you need to get better, but you will be doing it in a setting that offers many paths to wellness.

The best treatment facilities are the ones that offer you, the patient, what you need the most. This can vary considerably from person to person. Do some research, ask your psychologist or psychiatrist for recommendations, and choose the ideal facility for you. It's an important decision, so make the right one to get the best results.

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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