What is the Best Detox Rehab?

Drug and alcohol addiction is so highly stigmatized that people assume it is uncommon when, in fact, it isn’t. The National Institute on Drug Abuse tells us that in 2007, 23.3 million Americans over the age of 12 are addicted to drugs or alcohol. That’s nearly 10% of the population, or one in 10 people. Of these people, only 2.4 million – or 10.4% of those suffering with an addiction – sought treatment.


Why is it that so few seek treatment for their addiction? Part of the problem is that it is difficult to choose a rehab from among the many facilities available. Because every drug and alcohol rehab works a little bit differently – and each one has a different success rate – someone that is suffering with an addiction may easily find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices.


At theFix.com, it’s our mission to help you find the best rehabilitation facility. To that end, we’ll take a moment to show you some of the things that you should look for in any detox rehab facility.


Choosing the Best Rehabilitation Center


No matter what type of rehab you’re searching for, there are a few elements that the average detox facilities will feature. This includes things like licensure from governing local, state and federal agencies and a 24-hour availability of trained doctors and nurses. However, to find the very best treatment centers, you’ll need to dig a little deeper.


  • Search for alcohol and drug rehab programs that have dual diagnosis programs. This ensures that any underlying conditions that may be leading to the addiction (or standing in the way of treatment) will be treated also.
  • Make sure that the facility uses a multidisciplinary approach to drug and alcohol rehab. In other words, your treatment should be supervised not only by doctors, but also by psychiatrists, therapists and other trained professionals.
  • Will you have access to specialty programs? Some examples include programs geared towards women, the LGBT community or towards people of various faiths.


It’s sometimes tough to find the best drug rehab for your particular needs. Fortunately, theFix.com exists to answer all of your questions. Use our library of articles to learn more about treatment programs, or consult our rehab reviews to see what others have to say about facilities around the U.S.

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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