What is the best alcohol rehab?

An addiction to alcohol can be nearly impossible to overcome on your own. Fortunately, even if you have been struggling with this condition for years, help is available in the form of addiction therapy. One of the best ways to deal with your addiction is to enroll in an inpatient treatment program at an alcohol rehab center. However, with so many different rehab centers available all over the country, finding the right facility can be a challenge.

As you consider all of the possibilities, you may wonder which of the available facilities is considered the best alcohol rehab.

Identifying the Best Alcohol Rehab

Rehab centers can vary considerably, so comparing them to one another is difficult. However, one of the easiest ways to rank alcohol rehab centers involves comparing their recovery rates. Recovery rates tell you what percentage of patients typically recover from their addictions after completing the facility's program. Based on these rates, the top alcohol rehab center as of 2014 is Solutions Recovery Center. This facility is located in Florida and has a recovery rate of over 95 percent.

Other Factors to Consider

Not everyone can travel to the nation's top alcohol rehab center for treatment. Likewise, even though this facility has an impressive success rate, it still may not be the best facility for you. To find the facility that is best suited for your needs, consider the following factors:

Treatment style

Treatment styles can vary considerably from one facility to the next. While some facilities offer only one treatment program, others offer several options that vary in length or intensity. Likewise, while some facilities focus on traditional therapy, others may incorporate alternative treatments.


The amenities offered at inpatient alcohol rehabs can also vary. For example, while some facilities support a lifestyle of luxury during treatment, others offer only basic room and board. Before you choose a facility, you should compare accommodations, food, recreational activities and location.


The price of treatment will be different at each facility you consider. Likewise, while some facilities accept insurance or offer payment plans, others may require cash payment in full before you begin the program.


One of the best ways to learn about a facility is to consider how popular it is among past patients. To evaluate a treatment center's popularity, simply read rehab reviews written about the facility online.

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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