Which rehab offers the best rehabilitation?

If you are struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the best way to overcome your condition is through professional addiction treatment. However, with countless rehab facilities available all across the country, choosing the facility that is best for you can be a challenge. To ensure that you have the best possible chance of recovery, you will want to choose the facility with the most effective rehabilitation program.

Evaluating Rehabilitation Programs

Before you can determine which facility offers the best rehabilitation, you need to decide which features are most important to you. Some of the features you may use to evaluate different facilities include:

Treatment Options

Not all facilities offer the same treatment options. For example, while some facilities offer only a basic rehabilitation program, others offer a variety of services. Some other services that may be available include medically supervised painless detox, holistic treatment, alternative therapies and more. If you are interested in any of these other services, you should look for a facility that provides them.

Recovery Rates

A facility's recovery rate tells you the percentage of patients who are able to recover through the facility's treatment program. The higher this percentage, the more effective the facility's program will be.


All facilities offer different accommodations. For example, while some facilities offer only basic patient rooms, others may offer luxury accommodations, gourmet meals and plenty of opportunities for recreation.


Some facilities are more affordable than others. Likewise, some luxury rehab facilities may not accept insurance, or they may accept only a few select plans. If you are unable to pay the cost of treatment out of pocket, this is an important factor to consider. If you will be traveling far from home for a given facility, be sure to incorporate the cost of travel when you estimate your expenses.


Rehab facilities are available all across the country. Some of these may be more conveniently located for you than others.

Choosing a Facility

After reviewing all of the factors above, it is time to choose the facility that offers the best rehabilitation program for you. Keep in mind that the best rehabilitation program for you may not be the best for someone else. This is a personal decision that you must make for yourself based on your own needs and priorities.

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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