Where to find the top alcohol treatment centers

If you have a drinking problem, you won't be able to live up to your full potential until you deal with this issue. As you continue to struggle with this condition, you will find that you aren't as productive as work, your relationships suffer and your health deteriorates. However, you can overcome alcohol addiction with the right treatment. If you are ready to enter a treatment program, you may wonder how to find the top alcohol treatment centers.

Identifying the Top Alcohol Treatment Facilities

One of the easiest ways to identify the top alcohol treatment facilities is to look at recovery rates. A treatment center's recovery rate is an indication of the effectiveness of its treatment program. For example, a treatment center with a recovery rate of 75 percent has been able to help 75 out of every 100 patients recover from their addiction to alcohol or drugs.

Recovery rates may change over time. However, as of 2014, some of the top treatment centers in the United States were as follows:

1. Solutions Recovery Center.

Solutions Recovery Center is located in Florida and accepts between 16 and 24 patients at a time. The recovery rate at this facility exceeds 95 percent.

2. Cliffside Malibu. 

Located in Malibu, California, Cliffside Malibu has a recovery rate of over 70 percent. This facility is considered a luxury rehab, and it guarantees the results of its program. Patients who complete the program but relapse within one year can return for free.

3. Promises Treatment Centers.

The Promises Treatment Centers have two locations in the state of California and one location in Texas. These facilities also boast a recovery rate of above 90 percent.

Choosing a Treatment Center

Although the facilities above offer effective programs, not every patient will be able to attend one of these facilities. If you cannot enroll in a program at one of the top treatment facilities, you can still find effective treatment for your drinking problem at another facility. To find the facility that is bests for you, be sure to consider all of the most important characteristics, including price, location, recovery rates, amenities and type of treatment. If you consider facilities outside of your area, remember to add the cost of travel to your estimations of overall expenses as well so that you can make the best possible decision.


Free Weekly Newsletter
Please check your email to confirm sign up. Thank you!

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