Where Are the Best Drug Rehab Reviews?

When you are preparing to enter rehab, you want to know that the facility you choose offers an effective treatment program that will help you overcome your addiction successfully. However, with countless rehab facilities available all around the country, it can be difficult to find the right one. One of the best ways to learn about the reputation of a given facility is to read rehab reviews, which are reviews of the facility that have been written and published online by past patients, loved ones of past patients or authorities in the field of addiction treatment.

Finding Reviews of Rehabilitation Centers

You can find reviews of rehabilitation centers published in multiple locations online, including third party review websites, general business directories and the official websites of the facilities themselves. Although all of these reviews can be helpful, it is best to read reviews of rehabilitation centers that have been published on third-party websites. Reviews of a facility that were published by third parties tend to be less biased than reviews published by the facility itself, and they tend to be more reliable than reviews on general business directories.

Where are the Best Reviews?

Rehab reviews written by past patients and/or their loved ones can be found all over the internet. These reviews can help you learn about facility's reputation and quality of service. However, you can also benefit from reading rehab reviews prepared by unbiased authorities, such as thefix.com. These reviews typically provide more information about a facility than a review written by a past patient. For example, reviews on thefix.com will tell you how the facility is laid out, how treatment programs operate and what a typical day in rehab is like for patients at that facility. You may also learn about the location of the facility, the cost of treatment and the types of patients that are most likely to choose that specific rehabilitation center.

Tips for Getting the Most out of Reviews

As you read various reviews of the facilities you are considering, always consider the source. If the rehab reviews you are reading were published by a reliable source like thefix.com, you can take them more seriously. However, if they were published by a competitor or a single unhappy patient, you should gather additional information about the facility before you form a final opinion. Before choosing any facility, consider the information you have learned carefully to make the best possible decision.

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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