Where are the top rehab facilities?

If you are looking for an addiction treatment facility, you won't have to look far. These facilities are available all over the United States. However, not all of these treatment centers operate in the same way or provide the same level of results. Those facilities that are best for people recovering from addiction are the top rehab facilities.

Measuring the Success of Rehab Facilities

There are several ways to evaluate the effectiveness of an addiction recovery center. Some of the characteristics you may use to compare different treatment centers include:

  • Popularity - Some treatment facilities draw more attention from the media and the community than others. The most popular facilities also tend to be full most of the time and may even have a waiting list.
  • Doctors' recommendations - Doctors often recommend the facilities they like the best. Better treatment centers tend to receive more recommendations from doctors than others. 
  • Reviews from past patients - Past patients and/or their loved ones often write reviews of the facilities they visit online. Some platforms even allow patients to rate their experiences. Reading these reviews is another excellent way to find top rehab facilities.
  • Recovery rates - Another method you can use to compare different treatment facilities involves the facilities' recovery rates. These rates tell you how many past patients have completed each facility's program successfully. For example, a success rate of 60 percent means that 60 out of 100 patients recover after the program.

Keep in mind that the list of top rehab centers will likely change based on the method you use to compare different facilities. In addition, you may find that the top rehab centers are not accessible to you because of their location, price or some other reason. In this case, you will need to find an alternative. Fortunately, you don't have to enroll at one of the top facilities in order to recover successfully.

If you decide to choose a facility that isn't one of the top addiction treatment centers, be sure to consider your options carefully and choose the facility that provides the services that are most important to you. For example, if you are worried about the discomfort associated with the detox process, look for a facility that offers medically supervised detox. Likewise, if you don't like the idea of traditional therapy, look for an institution with alternative treatment options.

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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