Where are the top treatment centers?

Not all drug treatment centers are created equal. Some of these facilities provide better services to individuals suffering from addiction than others do. However, with so many rehabilitation centers available all across the country, finding the top centers can be a challenge.

Evaluating Rehabilitation Centers

One of the easiest ways to compare various rehab centers is to look at their individual success rates. A treatment center's success rate is usually calculated as the percentage of patients who recover after completing the program. For example, a rehabilitation facility with a success rate of 50 percent is able to help half of all patients recover successfully.

With respect to success rates, some of the top drug treatment centers include:

The Betty Ford Center

The Betty Ford Center has locations all across the country. This facility boasts a success rate of over 75 percent and provides addiction rehabilitation for people who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol.

Sierra Tucson

Located in Tucson, AZ, Sierra Tucson has a success rate of over 80 percent. This facility is best for people who are interested in recovery with medical assistance. Sierra Tucson handles both detox and addiction recovery.

Cirque Lodge

Cirque Lodge is a substance abuse treatment center located in Sundance, Utah. This facility's recovery rate exceeds 85 percent. Cirque Lodge is known for its tranquil environment and luxurious amenities. Dual-diagnosis treatment is also available at this rehabilitation center.

Cliffside Malibu

Located in California, Cliffside Malibu has a success rate of over 70 percent. This facility is a luxury drug rehab that works to resolve addiction by uncovering its underlying cause.

Solutions Recovery Center

The treatment facility with the highest recovery rate is the Solutions Recovery Center, which is located in Florida. This treatment center has a success rate of over 95 percent.

Choosing a Rehabilitation Center

Choosing a top treatment center is an excellent way to ensure that you receive quality care. However, it may not always be possible to enroll at one of these facilities. These top centers may be too far from your home, too expensive or the facility may be full when you call. If this is the case, you can still find quality treatment at another center. As you consider different facilities, be sure to compare the cost, success rate and location of each facility. You can learn about facilities in your area by visiting each facility's website or calling the facility directly.

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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4.5 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
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