With so many drug rehab programs in the United States, it can be very difficult to determine which ones are the best.

So, we felt it would be helpful for people who were unfamiliar with this industry to assemble a list. We took our time, did our homework and standby these 12 residential treatment centers. Are there other good ones out there, yes. Many of these are non-profit organizations, which to us is very important. Nonprofits are not there to make a profit. Their motivation is not money but successful outcomes. We receive no compensation from any of places on this list.

Here is the criteria:

  • Accreditation
  • In-Network Insurance
  • Evidence-Based
  • Quality of Clinical Staff
  • State-of-the-Art
  • Individualized Plans
  • Success Rate
  • Address Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Non-Profit
  • Longevity
  • 12-step based
  • Good Reviews

Choosing should be a well-thought-out process. The affected person’s life is on the line.  The city and state along with their their phone numbers are in a table below. Their website are linked to their website.


These 12 were chosen based on research, industry reputation, and other criteria listed above. Each of them has an outstanding, well-rounded program. Each offers their own unique qualities and standards of excellence. Some have been in the industry for a long time, others bring a more modern approach.

Each has a reputation for quality. All of their success rates are well above the industry average.

Facility – LocationPhone
Betty Ford – Rancho Mirage, CA866-966-0458
Hazelden – Center City, MN844-481-8828
Caron – Wernersville, PA800-854-0023
Ashley – Havre De Grace, MD800-799-4673
Harmony – Estes Park, CO970-340-2228
Sundown Ranch – Yakima, WA800-326-7444
Cottonwood – Tucson, AZ888-433-1069
Cumberland Heights – Nashville, TN866-373-2946
Sierra Tucson – Tucson AZ520-825-2967
The Meadows – Wickenburg, AZ877-800-5810
Pavillion – Mill Spring, NC800-392-4808
Rosecrance – Rockford, IL844-711-5106

Addiction and alcoholism are symptoms of deeper issues. The only ways to overcome addiction is to uncover what is at the core of the problem and then treat it properly.

The vast majority of addicts and alcoholics have some other condition, besides substance abuse. When a person has both a substance abuse and psychiatric disorder, it is called a “co-occurring” condition. We recommend programs with a strong co-occurring component.

The 12-steps originated by Alcoholics Anonymous, have been the industry philosophical standard for over fifty years. Most programs subscribe to AA’s 12 step model. The problem is it does not work for everyone. For some people, the 12 steps are not appropriate. If someone is a confirmed atheist or agnostic, for example, then a 12-step format is potentially a deterrent. One facility offers a non 12-step alternative, using a secular, therapy-based model.

It is essential to have a plan tailored to meet an individual’s unique needs. When developing a treatment plan, an individual’s drug abuse history, the severity of the abuse, physical and mental health is taken into account.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!