Where Are the Best Inpatient Drug Rehab Centers?

When it comes to substance abuse treatment, you can typically choose between inpatient and outpatient rehab centers. Although outpatient rehab enters may be preferable for people who have other obligations outside of therapy, inpatient rehab is ideal for most patients. When you are treated for substance abuse in an inpatient facility, you will live onsite for the duration of the program. This allows you to focus all of your energy on your recovery without any distractions from the outside world.

Inpatient drug rehab centers are available all over the country. These facilities differ with regard to the type of therapy they offer, the number of patients they accept, the cost of their services and more. Thus, choosing from among these facilities can be a challenge.

What Makes the Best Inpatient Treatment Centers Special?

Many different characteristics can set one rehab center apart from the rest. Some of these characteristics include:

  • Comprehensive treatment - Many of the best inpatient drug rehab centers offer comprehensive recovery services that include detox, addiction therapy and support for graduates of the program.
  • High-end accommodations and amenities - High-quality inpatient rehab centers often provide patients with luxurious rooms, excellent food and top-notch recreational centers to visit between therapy sessions.
  • Exotic locations - To promote relaxation and serenity, many of the best inpatient rehab centers establish their facilities in beautiful, resort-like locations, such as Malibu.
  • Flexible treatment options - The best inpatient facilities are those that provide their patients with plenty of options and a chance to customize their therapeutic programs for maximum effectiveness.

Keep in mind that the best rehab centers often charge higher prices for their services than standard facilities do. In some cases, these facilities may also expect payment upfront. Learn about these requirements before you enroll in any program.

Where Do I Find High-Quality Rehab Facilities?

The best treatment facilities in the nation are high-profile centers located near large cities or in wealthier regions with affluent residents. Although these facilities offer excellent services, not all patients will be able to enroll in their programs. For some people, these facilities are simply too expensive or too far away. In other cases, the facility may be full. However, even if you cannot enroll in a program at one of the most sought-after rehab centers, you can still find an effective program to help you overcome your substance abuse disorder.

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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