Where are the best luxury drug rehab centers?

If you can afford the extra expense, luxury drug rehab centers are an excellent choice for addiction treatment. These facilities offer only the best when it comes to accommodations, amenities and treatment services. However, with so many luxury treatment centers to choose from, you may wonder which of these facilities are the best.

Evaluating Luxury Treatment Centers

Before you can identify the best luxury treatment centers, you must first decide how you will evaluate different facilities. Below are some characteristics you can use to rank different treatment centers and determine which are best.

1. Recovery Rate.

A treatment center's recovery rate tells you what portion of patients are able to overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol with the help of the facility's program. Recovery rates are typically expressed as a percentage. For example, a recovery rate of 85 percent indicates that 85 out of 100 past patients recovered through the facility's program.

2. Services.

Some facilities offer more services than others. For example, while some facilities offer only basic addiction treatment, others offer detox, sober support, cognitive behavioral therapy, alternative therapies and more.

3. Reputation.

The reputation a facility has among past patients and medical professionals is another tool you can use to evaluate the facility's effectiveness and quality. To learn about a facility's reputation, search for reviews of the facility online. The best reviews are those written by people with first-hand experience at the facility, as well as those that have been written by neutral third parties.

4. Affordability.

Most luxury treatment centers cost more than traditional rehab facilities. However, the cost of different luxury treatment programs can still vary. Likewise, some facilities may not accept insurance payments, while others welcome payments from insurers. Furthermore, some luxury treatment centers require payment in full at the time of admission, while others will allow you to pay your bill in installments.

Finding the Best Facilities

To find the best luxury treatment center for you, begin by deciding which of the characteristics above are most important. Next, use these characteristics to rank various facilities. Keep in mind that some of the best luxury addiction treatment centers may be located far from your home, so be sure to incorporate the cost of travel when estimating your 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