What is the top drug rehab?

When you are dealing with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, seeking treatment from a facility with a reputation for success is highly recommended. However, with so many different addiction treatment centers in operation, finding the best treatment facility for your needs can be a challenge. As you consider different options, you may wonder which facility is considered the top drug rehab.

Measuring the Success of an Addiction Treatment Program

Addiction treatment programs vary based on a number of different factors, including:

  • Affordability - The cost of treatment programs varies by facility. Likewise, some facilities offer more payment programs or accept more insurance plans than others.
  • Treatment Options - Some drug treatment facilities offer more treatment options than others. For example, while some facilities offer only a basic treatment program, others offer alternative treatment, detox, intervention support and more.
  • Amenities - Drug treatment facilities offer different amenities. For example, a luxury rehab typically offers more comfortable rooms and high-end amenities than a standard rehab facility.
  • Success Rates - Drug treatment centers have different success rates. These rates are typically expressed as percentages.
  • Location - Drug treatment facilities are available all across the country. Some are in more ideal locations than others.

Finding the Top Facility

When ranking addiction treatment facilities, one of the easiest characteristics to utilize is the facility's success rate. Using this measurement, the top drug rehab center as of 2014 is the Solutions Recovery Center in Florida, which has a success rate of over 95 percent. However, depending on your priorities, this may not be the best way to determine which facility is best for your needs. For example, if you don't have insurance coverage, a facility's affordability may be more important.

To find the addiction treatment center that is best for you, begin by determining which factors are most important for your needs. Next, research the different facilities you are considering to see how they compare with regard to these factors. Be sure to look on the facilities' websites to find information. You can also learn about various facilities by reading rehab reviews written by past patients. If you have questions about a specific facility, contact the center to learn more about its services.

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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