Where are the Top Drug Treatment Centers?

When you suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, enrolling in a drug treatment program is often the best way to deal with your condition and move on with your life. However, finding the right recovery center can be difficult. Below is some information to help you find a top drug treatment center near you.

What makes top drug treatment centers special?

You can find addiction treatment facilities in locations all across the country. However, the best treatment facilities are those with:

  • A good reputation. - Addiction treatment facilities with a good reputation for quality patient care and effective treatment are always preferable.
  • A variety of treatment methods. - Rehab facilities may employ a number of different types of treatments. Depending on your needs and preferences for your recovery, one type of treatment may be better for you than another, so it's helpful to find a facility that offers multiple treatment options.
  • Comfortable rooms. - The top treatment facilities often offer luxurious rooms with plenty of amenities to keep you comfortable during your stay.
  • Detoxification programs. - Before you can begin treatment, you must undergo detox to remove any remaining drug from your body. The best facilities offer special programs to help you detox safely.

Where can I Find the Best Facilities?

You can find drug treatment facilities in any state. In addition, most states have multiple facilities in convenient locations. However, the best facilities are often located near larger cities. You can also find some of the top treatment centers in wealthier areas or locations with picturesque scenery. For example, some of the most sought-after treatment centers are found near Malibu, California.

Keep in mind that, while some of the top facilities may accept insurance or offer payment plans, treatment from these facilities may be more expensive than treatment from a standard facility. However, if you cannot afford to pay for treatment at one of the most luxurious facilities, it is possible to find more affordable treatment centers with a good reputation but fewer amenities.

Finding the Right Treatment Center

Choosing the right treatment center is a matter of practicality and personal preference. As you compare different facilities, remember to consider each facility's price, types of treatment, location and reputation. If the facility you choose is far from your home, be sure to take your travel expenses into account as well.

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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