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Best Drug Rehab Centers in the United States

Finding the best drug rehab centers can be next to impossible. With so many recovery programs in the United States, how would anyone know the good from the mediocre ones?

  • So we decided to put together our list of twelve of the top treatment facilities in America.

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a matter of life or death. So going to a good treatment center is essential. We felt a comprehensive list would help people unfamiliar with mental health and addiction treatment. We did our homework and came up with 12 solid, residential, treatment centers. Though there are other good facilities, we stand by these recommendations. 

Choosing a rehabilitation facility should be a thought-out process since the affected person’s life and well-being are on the line. Each facility’s contact information is there for your convenience, including location, phone number, and website.

Facility – LocationPhone
Ashley – Havre De Grace, MD800-799-4673
Betty Ford – Palm Springs, CA866-511-0193
Brighton Center – Brighton, MI810-227- 1211
Caron – Wernersville, PA800-854-0023
Cottonwood – Tucson, AZ888-433-1069
Cumberland Hts – N’ville TN866-373-2946
Harmony – Estes Park, CO970-340-2228
*Hazelden – 8 locations844-481-8828
Pavilion – Mill Spring, NC800-392-4808
Rosecrance – Rockford, IL844-711-5106
Sundown Ranch – Yakima, WA800-326-7444
**Valley Hope – 6 locations800-326-7444

*Hazelden has locations in IL, CA, NY, FL, CO, MN, OH, OR, WA

**Valley Hope has locations in AZ, CO, KS, MO, NE, OK


We believe attending nonprofit facilities are an ideal way to avoid the greed and corruption in the addiction industry. So we included as many reputable nonprofit programs as possible. Nonprofit organizations is a highly significant criterion to make our list. When an organization is nonprofit, its motivation is not the money. Instead, they are much more focused on the patients experiencing successful outcomes and receiving the highest quality treatment possible.

We feel that certain criteria make a facility better than others. For this reason, here is the outline of the specifics we used to compile this list:

  • Accreditation; Whether it meets the standards of the governing bodies who hold them to specific regulations and standards
  • In-Network Insurance; Affordability of the facility
  • Evidence-Based; Quality and reliability of the care provided at the facility
  • Quality of Clinical Staff; The reputation and educational background of staff who provide the care
  • State-of-the-Art; Whether or not the facility uses modern and innovative scientific advances when caring for patients
  • Individualized Plans; How personalized and client-centered treatments are according to the needs of each specific patient’s medical and mental health needs
  • Success Rate; Identified by following up with patients to determine how many have sustained recovery after they left the facility
  • Ability to Address Co-Occurring Disorders; Whether or not patients are getting treatment for all of their conditions as opposed to only the one they came to rehab
  • Nonprofit; Does the organization is for the benefit of the public and not intended to gain a profit for its owners like traditional businesses
  • Longevity; How long the facility has been in operation
  • 12-step Based; Does the facility uses the principles of the 12-step program to assist with recovery, or not
  • Good Reviews; Feedback the organization has received from patients who have received care

Based on research, industry reputation, and the other criteria listed above, each of these rehab facilities were chosen. Their success ratings are also well above the industry average. Here is our alphabetical list of the best twelve drug rehab  programs in the United States.

Addiction and alcoholism are mental health conditions that require comprehensive and long-term care. The only way to overcome addiction is to uncover the root problem and treat it appropriately.

Many individuals living with substance and alcohol use disorders also have other conditions. When a person has a substance use disorder in addition to a psychiatric disorder, it is called a co-occurring disease.

Therefore, we recommend programs with solid dual diagnosis programs.

Twelve-step model

The 12-step framework originated from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and has been the industry’s philosophical standard for over fifty years. Most programs subscribe to AA’s 12-step model, but this does not always work for everyone. For example, if someone is an atheist or agnostic, a 12-step format may not interest them due to its spiritual component. Regardless of what option someone ends up with, it is essential to work with a facility that works closely with the patient to develop a plan for their unique needs.

Note: We do not receive any compensation from the places on this list.

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