Where are the Best Alcohol Rehab Centers In the World?

Addictions affect people in virtually every country. As a result, you can find rehab centers all around the globe. However, these facilities all differ from one another, and not every facility provides the same quality of service. As you compare your options, you may wonder how you can determine which are the best alcohol rehab centers in the world. Below is some criteria you can use to evaluate different rehab centers and identify the best options.

1. Location.

A facility's location can impact your experience dramatically, as the location of your rehab center will determine the scenery and weather during treatment. The best facilities are typically those that offer comfortable weather and beautiful, relaxing scenery. However, keep in mind that the location of the facility will also determine how far you need to travel and whether family and friends will be able to visit you during your stay.

2. Services.

The services offered by different rehab facilities differ considerably. Some rehab facilities use the same treatment program for all patients, while others develop individualized programs for each patient. Likewise, some facilities offer supportive services to help patients through all phases of the treatment process, including medically supervised detox and supportive measures to help patient maintain their sobriety after the treatment program has ended.

In general, the best facilities are those that offer customized treatment program and ample supportive services for patients.

3. Versatility.

Not all patients will respond to the same type of treatment. Thus, many of the best facilities incorporate multiple types of treatment into their programs. For example, some rehabs combine psychotherapy, group discussion and recreational therapy in order to give patients the best possible chance of recovery.

4. Reputation.

The best rehab centers are able to establish a solid positive reputation among past patients and their families, as well as in the medical field. You can learn about the reputations of different facilities by looking for reviews online. Reviews from past patients will tell you what to expect during your stay at a given facility, while reviews written by authories in the field of addiction treatment will help you to compare different facilities objectively.

5. Success Rates.

One of the best measures of a facility's effectiveness is its success rate. This rate tells you how many people were able to recover from their addiction with the help of the facility's program. The best treatment centers are those with the highest success rates. You can usually find information about success rates by reviewing a facility's website or calling the facility directly to inquire.

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

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Rating: 5 stars
San Diego, CA
$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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$140,000/month

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Rating: 4 stars
Koh Chang, Thailand
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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$49,000 flat rate