Best Rehabs

With so many places in the United States, how does someone know whether a program is really any good? Here is a list of our criteria:

  • Accreditation (JCAHO or CARF)
  • Evidence-Based Program
  • Quality of Clinical Staff
  • State-of-the-Art Treatment
  • Individualized Plans
  • Success Rate
  • Co-Occurring Program
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Compassionate Approach
  • Longevity
  • 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.

Top 12 Treatment Facilities in the US

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

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

Name – Location

Phone #


Hazelden – Center City, MN 844-481-8828 Website
Caron – Wernersville, PA 800-854-0023 Website
Ashley – Havre De Grace, MD 800-799-4673 Website
Harmony – Estes Park, CO 970-340-2228 Website
Sundown Ranch – Yakima, WA 800-326-7444 Website
Cottonwood – Tucson, AZ 888-433-1069 Website
Cumberland Heights – Nashville, TN 866-373-2946 Website
Sierra Tucson – Tucson AZ 520-825-2967 Website
The Meadows – Wickenburg, AZ 877-800-5810 Website
Alo House – Malibu, CA 888-595-0235 Website
Pavillion – Mill Spring, NC 800-392-4808 Website
Rosecrance – Rockford, IL 844-711-5106 Website


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. Some facilities offer 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.

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