What is luxury rehab like?

Countless addiction treatment facilities are currently operating in the United States, and all of these facilities do things differently. With so many choices available, choosing the right rehab center for you can be complicated. If you are interested in completing a treatment program in the most comfortable environment possible, however, treatment at a luxury rehab center may be ideal.

About Luxury Rehabs

A luxury rehab center is an addiction treatment facility that provides therapy to people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol in a resort-like setting. Most of these facilities offer inpatient treatment complete with high-end amenities, private rooms and gourmet cuisine. Programs are typically customized to meet the needs of each individual patient, and you may even have some control over the types of therapy you receive during your stay. Furthermore, many of these luxury facilities also offer ample opportunities for recreation and entertainment that you can enjoy when you aren't involved in a therapy session.

Comparing Luxury Rehabs

Although most luxury rehabs are designed to be as comfortable as possible for patients, they still differ from one another. Some of the characteristics that may vary from one luxury rehabilitation center to the next include:

  • Accommodations - All luxury rehabs offer comfortable rooms with good food, but the quality can still vary.
  • Services - Some luxury rehabs offer more services than others. For example, while some luxury rehabs may offer detox and sober support in addition to basic treatment, others may not. Likewise, some facilities use alternative therapies in their programs, while others stick to traditional therapy models.
  • Price - As with all rehabs, the price of services at luxury rehabs vary. In most cases, the price for services at a luxury facility will be higher than the price for a standard program.
  • Payment options - Some luxury rehabs may accept payments from insurance providers, while others may not. Likewise, some facilities may require payment upfront, while others may allow you to pay your bill in installments.
  • Recovery rate - A facility's recovery rate tells you how many patients typically recover from their addiction after completing the facility's program. This rate is usually expressed as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the more effective the program has been at helping patients deal with their addictions.

To find the best luxury rehabilitation facility for you, be sure to consider all of the factors above and compare different facilities carefully.

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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