What should I expect in luxury rehab centers?

When you are trying to find a rehab center, all of the available options can be overwhelming. Many different types of facilities exist, including executive rehabs, private rehabs, luxury rehabs and standard rehabs. If you are interested in completing a treatment program in the most comfortable environment possible, a luxury rehab center may be the best choice for you. Below is some basic information about luxury rehab centers to help you make the right decision.

What is a Luxury Rehab Center?

A luxury rehab center is an addiction treatment facility designed to provide patients with the utmost comfort during their stay. These facilities often resemble resorts, and their programs tend to cost more than those offered by standard rehab centers.

What Amenities Can I Expect?

Although the amenities available at different luxury rehab centers may vary, you can generally expect:

  • A well-appointed, private room.
  • Excellent cuisine.
  • One-on-one attention from staff members.
  • Opportunities for recreation and entertainment.

If you undergo detoxification at a luxury facility, you can also expect a painless, medically-supervised detox process designed to reduce your withdrawal symptoms.

What Will Treatment Be Like?

Programs at luxury rehab facilities are often similar to those at standard facilities, but they can vary. For example, while some luxury rehabs may employ a 12-step program, others may utilize alternative therapies. However, you can generally expect to meet with a therapist on a regular basis and develop skills that you will use to fight your cravings and stay clean after leaving the facility.

Where Can I Find Luxury Rehabilitation Centers?

Luxury rehabilitation centers are available all around the country. However, many of the best luxury rehabs are found in parts of the country that are known for their beautiful scenery, such as Malibu, CA. You may also find luxury rehabs in wealthier areas with affluent residents, as well as near some of the country's largest cities.

How Do I Choose a Facility?

Not all luxury rehabilitation centers are the same. To choose the facility that is best for you, you should consider:

  • The price
  • The quality of amenities and accommodations.
  • The type of program.
  • Whether or not the facility accepts your insurance plan.
  • Available payment plans.
  • The location.

Compare your options carefully to choose the facility that best suits your needs. Keep in mind that some of these facilities have waiting lists, so you should call to reserve your spot as soon as you make a selection.

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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