What to look for when comparing luxury detox centers

Luxury detox centers are detoxification facilities that offer luxurious amenities and high-end accommodations. The goal of these facilities is to make patients as comfortable as possible while they undergo drug or alcohol detox. However, not all of these treatment centers are the same. When comparing luxury detoxification centers, consider the following factors:

1. Success Rates

A facility's success rate tells you how effective its program has been for past patients. Luxury detox facilities have different success rates, so this is an important characteristic to consider. The higher a program's success rate, the better your chance for recovery will be.

2. Amenities

The amenities offered by luxury detoxification facilities differ as well. For example, some facilities offer better food and recreational activities than others do.

3. Accommodations

During drug detox, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Being in a comfortable environment can reduce your anxiety and make the process easier. Although all luxury treatment centers offer high-end rooms, some are still better than others.

4. Reputation

One of the best ways to learn about any treatment facility is to find out about its reputation among past patients, medical professionals and authorities in the field of addiction treatment. To get an idea of a given facility's reputation, consult online rehab reviews.

5. Services

Not all detox facilities offer the same services. For example, some luxury detox centers may offer painless detox with the help of prescription medication, while others may not. Likewise, some facilities may allow you to progress directly into addiction treatment at the same treatment center, while others may provide detoxification services only.

6. Price

Most luxury detoxification centers will charge higher prices than standard treatment centers. However, prices will still vary among luxury facilities. Likewise, some of these facilities may accept insurance payments, while others may not. Furthermore, some luxury detoxification centers require payment upfront, while others will allow you to pay your bill in installments over time.

With so many luxury treatment centers available, choosing the one that is best for you can be a challenge. As you compare different facilities, consider the characteristics that are most important to you and choose a facility that excels in these areas.

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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