Where Are the Best Alcohol Rehab Centers in the US?

The United States is home to a number of successful alcohol rehab centers. However, some of these facilities are more effective than others. If you are planning to begin a rehab program in the near future, you will want to choose the facility that offers you the best possible chance of overcoming your condition. To find one of the best alcohol rehab centers in the US, look for the following features.

1. A customized treatment program.

Not every patient will respond to the same type of therapy. While some patients may benefit from a traditional 12-step program, others may enjoy alternative therapies, such as creative therapy or equine therapy. Look for a rehab center that will provide you with a recovery program tailored to your needs and preferences.

2. Medically-supervised detox.

Detoxification is one of the most difficult parts of overcoming an addiction. During detoxification, you may experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and intense cravings for alcohol. A rehab center that offers a medically-supervised detoxification program can keep you as comfortable as possible during this time.

3. A high success rate.

A facility's success rate tells you how many people were treated successfully by the facility's program. In most cases, this rate will be expressed as a percentage of treated patients. For example, a success rate of 55 percent indicates that 55 percent of all patients who completed the program recovered from their addiction. If possible, choose a facility with a high success rate.

4. Comfortable rooms.

If you will be participating in an inpatient rehab program, look for a facility that offers comfortable rooms, good food and other amenities that will keep your stay as enjoyable as possible. If you would rather not share a room with other patients, you should also find a facility with private rooms. However, keep in mind that these luxuries may raise the cost of your program.

The best rehab centers in the country are those that possess all of the characteristics above. However, for financial and logistical reasons, not every patient will be able to enroll in one of these facilities. If you are unable to find a facility near you that meets all of the qualifications, choose the facility that excels in the areas that are most important to you. Alternatively, you may also consider traveling to a facility in another city or state.

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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$15,000 - $25,000 per month;

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Rating: 5 stars
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$60,000 for 30 days, additional $10,000 for a private room

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Rating: 4.5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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