Where are the best opiate rehab centers?

Opiates are one of the most addictive drugs in existence. Because an addiction to opiates is so difficult to overcome, professional treatment is often required. To maximize your chances of recovery, it is best to seek treatment at a facility that specializes in opiate addiction therapy. Consult the information below to learn more about opiate addiction treatment and find out how to locate the best opiate rehab centers.

About Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opiate addiction treatment is designed to help people who are addicted to opiates to overcome their addiction, learn how to cope with cravings and move on with their lives. At the beginning of the treatment process, patients typically undergo detox, which eliminates the drug from the patient's system so that he or she can focus on getting better. Next, patients participate in either an inpatient or an outpatient treatment program. These programs vary in length and intensity.

Comparing Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers

Facilities that specialize in opiate addiction treatment are available all over the country, and they differ from one another considerably. Some of the characteristics that set opiate addiction treatment centers apart include:

  • Quality of services. - Some treatment centers offer more comprehensive services than others do. For example, while some treatment centers offer only basic treatment for opiate addiction, others include painless detox and sober support in their programs. Likewise, some programs allow patients to customize their treatment, while others do not.
  • Location. - Some treatment centers are in nicer locations than others. Likewise, some may be more conveniently located for you than others are. 
  • Amenities and Accommodations. - Accommodations and amenities vary considerably from one treatment center to the next, ranging from the most basic to the most luxurious.
  • Price. - Not all treatment facilities charge the same fees for their services. Likewise, not all facilities will accept payments from insurance providers.

Choosing a Facility

Selecting an opiate addiction treatment facility is largely a matter of personal preference. The best opiate rehab centers for you may not necessarily be the best for everyone. To make the right choice, consider the characteristics that matter most to you and look for a facility that possesses all of them. Keep in mind that you may need to travel outside of your city or even your state to find the best rehab centers. However, it will be worth the trouble if you are able to recover from your addiction.

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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.

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

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

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