Where are the best alcohol rehabs?

An addiction to alcohol has the power to ruin your life if you don't deal with it effectively. However, you can recover from this condition by completing a drug treatment program designed to help you overcome the addiction and deal with your cravings on a daily basis. If you are planning to enter an alcohol rehab program, you may wonder how to find the best alcohol rehabs near you. Below is some information to help you identify these facilities so that you can get clean and move on with your life.

What sets the best alcohol rehabs apart?

Alcohol rehab facilities are available all across the U.S. However, the best centers are those that:

  • Offer a variety of treatment methods. - Alcohol rehab centers may use a number of different treatment methods. The method that is best for you will depend on your personal preferences. Finding a center that offers a variety of methods allows you to try out different options to find the type of therapy that work best.
  • Provide comfortable rooms and high-quality amenities. - If you will be participating in an inpatient program, you will live at the facility until your program is complete. The best centers are those that offer luxurious rooms, gourmet food and plenty of opportunities for recreation and entertainment.
  • Have a good reputation. - Alcohol rehabs with a reputation for effective programs and good patient care are preferable. You can learn about a facility's reputation by reading rehab reviews online.

How Do I Find the Best Facilities?

Alcohol rehab centers are available in every state. In fact, most states offer multiple facilities in different cities. However, some of the best facilities are found in wealthier locations, as well as locations with picturesque scenery. You can also find high-quality alcohol rehabs near some of the country's larger cities.

When choosing a facility, keep in mind that costs will vary. Some of the best alcohol rehab facilities tend to charge higher prices for their services than other facilities do. While some facilities may accept payment from insurance providers, others may not. If the cost of your program is not covered by your insurance plan, you will owe the difference. Likewise, if you choose a facility that is far from your home, you should incorporate the cost of travel when you estimate your treatment expenses.

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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