Where are the best private rehab centers?

When you suffer from drug addiction or alcohol dependence, you need to find effective treatment as soon as possible in order to get your life back on track. However, with so many options available, making a choice can be difficult. For people who prefer discrete, individualized treatment services, private rehab centers may be the best option.

What is a Private Rehab Center?

A private rehab center is an addiction treatment facility that offers one-on-one treatment services for patients. These facilities often offer private rooms, luxury accommodations and gourmet food as well. Because of the luxurious amenities available, as well as the amount of attention you will receive from the facility's staff, private luxury rehab programs often come with a higher price tag than other programs. However, some of these facilities will accept payment from insurance providers.

Where Can I Find a Private Rehab Center?

Private rehab centers are available all across the country. However, many of these facilities are located near large cities, such as Austin, Texas. These private facilities may also be found in picturesque, resort-style locations, such as Malibu, California. In some cases, these facilities may also have a waiting list, so it's best to call the facility of your choice as soon as you decide you are ready to begin a treatment program.

To find out whether a given rehab center offers private treatment services, simply consult the facility's website or call the facility directly. Be sure to inquire about insurance policies and payment programs at this time as well.

Choosing a Facility

As you consider different private rehab facilities, remember that not all of these facilities are the same. For example, some facilities may offer alternative treatments, such as holistic therapy, while others may focus on traditional treatment methods. Likewise, while some facilities may offer plenty of recreational activities to entertain patients when they aren't in therapy, others may not have as many options. To choose the facility that is best for you, decide which characteristics are most important and then look for a private facility that meets your requirements. Keep in mind that, if you choose a facility far from your home, travel expenses will increase the overall cost of your treatment.

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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