Where are the best rehab facilities in the US?

Rehab facilities are designed to help patients who are dealing with addictions to alcohol or drugs. However, some of these facilities' programs are more effective than others. In addition, not all patients who enter addiction treatment are able to recover completely. According to reports published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, up to 60 percent of people who are treated for substance abuse will eventually relapse. 

Because the effectiveness of a program will impact the likelihood of your recovery, it is important to enroll in a drug treatment program with a good reputation and a history of success. Below is some information to help you find the best rehab facilities in US.

How are facilities evaluated?

One of the easiest ways to evaluate the effectiveness of different drug treatment programs is to compare their success rates. These rates tell you what percentage of past patients recovered after completing the facility's program. For example, if a facility has a success rate of 87 percent, this means that 87 out of 100 patients were treated effectively. To learn about the success rates of different facilities, you can check each facility's website or contact the facilities directly.

Which treatment centers have the highest success rates?

Success rates are subject to change over time as more patients complete treatment programs. However, as of 2014, some of the best rehab facilities in US included:

  • Solutions Recovery Center - Located in Florida, this facility's success rate exceeds 95 percent.
  • Promises Treatment Centers - This organization offers facilities in California and Texas. The recovery rate for Promises Treatment Centers is over 90 percent.
  • Cirque Lodge - Cirque Lodge in Sundance, Utah, claims a recovery rate of over 85 percent.

Finding the Right Rehab Facility

Enrolling in a program at one of the best rehab facilities in US is ideal. However, not all patients will be able to do so. If you cannot enroll in one of these facilities, you can still find a high-quality facility in which to complete a treatment program. To find the best treatment center in your area, research your options carefully. Compare success rates, evaluate amenities and read rehab reviews written by past patients to find out which facilities have the most effective programs. When searching for rehab center reviews, try to find reviews published by third parties in order to eliminate bias.

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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