What Are The Best Drug Rehab and Alcohol addiction Treatment Centers?
This is a hard question to answer as there are many variables to focus on when it comes to what makes each center great. So, we will be using the following (regardless of price or insurance accepted).
We at The Addiction Advocates feel that these 5 areas of a treatment center will great a quality list of the best drug rehab centers in the U.S. We are focused on inpatient treatment centers. Although Outpatient treatment is extremely valuable, most people need to start with inpatient addiction treatment before entering an IOP center.
1 - Sabino Recovery Center in Tucson, AZ
Sabino Recovery has CARF accreditation. Achieving accreditation requires a drug rehab to commit to quality improvement, focus on the unique needs of each person the facility serves, and monitor the results of services. CARF accreditation takes months and many onsite visits to achieve and is a standard we feel anyone searching for treatment should require.
The Sabino facility is located in Tucson, Arizona. According to their website, the inpatient and IOP is located on 100 acres of land. The facility itself is beautiful. The Addiction Advocates have actually toured this facility and can attest to the quality, luxury setting. The rooms have high end beds, private baths and the availability to have private rooms. The facility also has a large lap pool for those beautiful summer days as well as horse stables that houses their beautiful horses for equine therapy.
Sabino Recovery has over 40 reviews online with over 35 being of 5 stars. Most reviews discuss how focused on the individual needs of each client Sabino Recovery was during their stay. Several mentioned the high quality food they were served. A quick view on their website shows that diet is a large part of their recovery program and is all made in house.
The programs modalities offered at Sabino Recovery are extensive. You can view more information about their programs in detail here. They offer the top therapies for any drug rehab center has to offer. This includes Neurofeedback, QEEG Brain Mapping, EMDR, Equine Assisted Therapy, Neuro-Psychodrama, plus one-on-one therapy, and integrated therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, adventure therapy, movement and art therapy.
After Care program
Of all the drug and alcohol rehab centers that made our list, Sabino Recovery offers some of the best aftercare (continuing care) programs. Their building of the aftercare program continues every day a patient is in their care. Sabino focuses on a true custom addiction treatment program, so naturally, each after care program is unique. They based the specific program on what the client responded to best during therapy sessions. Each resident works with their therapists to identify areas of continued need and the Sabino team creates the plan, calls and sets appointments in the residents home town to ensure they are set-up for success. This process also involves family members to ensure the resident has a strong support system once they leave the facility.
2 - Sagebrush Treatment Center in Mclean, VA
Sagebrush Recovery Center has Joint Commission Accreditation. Like CARF, Joint Commission (JACHO) focuses on outcomes and providing a safe environment and therapies for patients in the drug rehab facility. requirements to ensure that care, treatment and services are provided based on quality and in a safe manner. A trauma-informed, recovery/resilience-oriented philosophy and approach to care, treatment and services is embedded in the requirements.
Sagebrush has multiple facilities. A co-ed facility, men’s only facility, a women only sober living, and an IOP location. Based on the pictures on their website, these facility are beautiful! They are much higher quality that what we are used to seeing with an in-network facility.
With over 25 reviews, Sagebrush in Virginia has people talking. Many people talk about the facility being extremely nice, the program working with them on a custom built recovery plan, and their aftercare program. Many people enjoy Sagebrush because they are a higher level of care, in a nicer facility that accepts their HMO insurance. This means many people can enter treatment with Sagebrush with little to no out of pocket costs and the insurance company is okay with it.
According to their website, Sagebrush offers a “Holistic” approach to recovery. One that “treats the mind, body, and spirit”. If this was all they did, they would not make our list. They also provide a 12-step program which, when mixed with holistic treatment has outstanding outcomes.
The Sagebrush Drug Rehab Center has a 12 month aftercare or continuing recovery program. From their website, the they create an aftercare program while in treatment, which includes setting up any outpatient, sober living, and therapy needs in the client’s home city. In addition to this, the staff is available to all clients that complete the program, via the phone, to help them through any “issues” that come up over their first year of sobriety.
3 - Hazelden Betty Ford in CA, CO, FL, IL, MN, MA, NY, and OR
Hazelden Betty Ford has received the Joint Commission accreditation for all of their facilities. Meaning entry into any of their drug rehab center in the U.S will be Joint Commission Accredited. As a reminder, the Joint Commission focuses on outcomes of addiction centers and the tracking of this data to improve on success rates.
Hazelden Betty Ford offers treatment facilities around the country, making it difficult to speak to each one. However, many of their facilities are higher end. They provide everything someone needs in their inpatient facility to feel at home, safe, and relaxed. Many facilities even have a coffee shop to help clients start their day.
Hazelden Betty Ford has some amazing reviews. With over 393 reviews, they are able to maintain a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. We read through about 100 reviews and found that most people love their staff. Most reviews discussed the quality of care and compassion shown by all staff members. A lot of the reviews mentioned they are still sober.
There are many reasons Hazelden is in our list of the best drug rehab centers in the U.S. However, their treatment therapies are the largest. They have, by far, the largest list of therapies of anyone on our list. They offer Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Contingency, Management/Motivational Incentives, Dialectical,Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Medication-Assisted Therapies, Mindfulness Based, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoeducational Groups, Solution Focused Brief Therapy/Solution Focused Therapy, Twelve Step Facilitation
Hazelden Betty Ford takes aftercare very seriously. So much so, that they have their own system in place to help all clients leave their residential facilities and find ongoing care. Their relapse prevention program includes the following Continuing care groups Mobile apps, Web-based recovery tools and activities, Recovery coaching, Online social network, and Recovery retreats. Each facility also puts an focus on family involvement, which provides a foundation of recovery once a client leaves the facility.
4 - Passages Malibu in California
Passage Malibu and Passage Ventura both are Joint Commission accredited. They have held this accreditation since 2011. Meaning they not only have a beautiful facility, their program also works. As Joint Commission looks at success rates and the constant improving of a single facility.
Passages Malibu has over 80 reviews with a 4 star rating. Reviewing these we found that many of them were people upset by a TV commercial rather than actual clients. The client reviews were outstanding! Most clients had tried 12-step recovery before and went to Passages because of the new approach to treatment. They also loved the facility and quantity of one-on-one therapy.
Passages Malibu (and their in-network facility in Ventura, CA) offers true luxury while in recovery. The Malibu, CA location offers ocean views while being 100% private. They also offer private rooms to those that require a bit more privacy. Finally, they focus heavily on health and wellbeing, so they have a large onsite gym and professional chef prepared meals.
Passage Malibu offers the highest number of hours, weekly, on our list at 18 hours a week. The average is 2-3 hours. They also offer the following as therapy and modalities while in their facility. Acupressure and Massage, Adventure Therapy, Art Therapy, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Continuing Care, Hypnotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Meditation Therapy, Physical Fitness, Psychotherapy, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Tai Chi, and yoga
Passages Malibu takes the success of clients very seriously. This is evident by their dedication to aftercare. They not only have an aftercare program, but staff who are dedicated to each clients life after they leave treatment. Each client meets with their “Continuing Care Coordinator” to discuss options and ensure that everything is lined up based on their individual needs. This includes setting up sober coaches and sober living if needed as well as therapy options locally to the client.