What is the Best Drug Rehab?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can be debilitating. As you struggle with this condition, you may find that your professional life and your personal life both suffer. Until you are able to overcome the condition, you will continue to experience these problems. Addiction also puts your health in jeopardy, and it can even lead to your death. For this reason, seeking professional assistance is essential. However, choosing a rehab facility can be a challenge. Below is some information to help you find the best drug rehab for you.

Rehabilitation Basics

Two primary types of rehab programs exist: inpatient and outpatient. During inpatient programs, you will live at the rehab facility until the program is complete. Outpatient programs, on the other hand, allow you to return to your home between sessions. Either of these program types can help you overcome your condition successfully, so you should choose the program type that makes the most sense for you.

Inpatient rehab facilities provide room and board to patients. Many facilities also offer recreational activities and other forms of entertainment.

Finding the Best Drug Rehabs

To find the best drug rehabs in your area, you should begin by considering what characteristics matter most to you. Do you want to live in luxury during your stay? Would you like to undergo detox and addiction treatment at the same facility? Are you interested in holistic therapy? What are past patients saying about the facilities in your area in their rehab reviews? The answers to these questions will help you determine what type of facility will serve your interests most effectively.

Keep in mind that you may not be able to find the perfect facility close to your home, especially if you live in a rural area without many rehab centers to choose from. In this case, you may need to travel to another city or state in order to get the treatment you need.

Other Considerations

All rehab facilities impose costs for their services, but prices vary considerably. Before you enroll in any treatment program, be sure to find out how much the program will cost you. If you have an insurance plan, ask the facility whether your plan is accepted. If you won't be able to pay all of your portion of the bill upfront, you should also ask about a payment plan.



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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