Where are the best drug rehabs?

Entering addiction treatment requires a great deal of courage. However, if you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, seeking professional treatment is the best way to overcome your condition. Because rehab is so important to your future, it is essential to choose an addiction treatment facility that offers an effective program. To find the best drug rehabs in your area, consult the information below.

Measuring Program Quality

There are several ways to measure the quality of an addiction treatment program. Some of the characteristics you may use to compare facilities include:

  • Services offered - Not all facilities offer the same services. For example, while some facilities offer inpatient addiction treatment only, others offer detox, sober support, outpatient treatment and more.
  • Success rates - Some facilities have higher success rates than others, which means that a higher number of their patients recover after completing a treatment program.
  • Amenities - Some facilities offer luxurious amenities, including high-end rooms, gourmet cuisine and opportunities for recreation.
  • Reputation - You can learn about a treatment facility's reputation among past patients and in the community by reading reviews of the facility online.
  • Affordability - The services at some facilities are more expensive than the services provided at other facilities. Likewise, facilities differ with regard to the insurance plans they accept and the payment plans they offer to patients.

Before you can identify the best drug rehabs in your area, you must first decide which of these characteristics are most important to you. For example, the rehab facility that is most affordable may not be the one with the best success rate. Likewise, the facility with the best success rate may not have the best amenities. Once you have decided which characteristics matter most, you can identify the facilities that would be best for you.

Seeking Treatment

After you have found the best drug rehabs in your area and chosen the facility you would like to utilize, simply contact the facility to begin the intake process. Be sure to find out whether the facility accepts your insurance plan so that you can determine how much you will need to pay for treatment. You should also ask whether the facility provides detox services. Keep in mind that some of the best facilities fill up quickly, so you should call as soon as you know you want to enroll in a program.

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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