Best Rehab Centers In The US – 10 Top Drug Alcohol Treatment Program List

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Here is a list of the best rehab centers in the United States, for treating drug alcohol addiction.

According the National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIH) there are over 14,500 drug alcohol programs in the U.S.

If you have been looking for the ideal program for yourself or a loved one, it can be nearly impossible to find honest information.

This list is based on our staff’s 20 years of experience in the treatment, recovery industry.

Best Rehab Centers In The US

This list was created specifically to help people looking for great treatment programs, find them quickly and easily. It is based on in-depth research. They are all inpatient, 30-day type, residential programs. Each program treats alcoholism and addiction as diseases. The criteria included staff quality, success rate, living facilities and overall integrity of the program.

  • The programs are listed in alphabetical order.

It includes their city, state and phone number. Each program’s name is linked to their website.

Treatment CenterLocationPhone
Alo Treatment CenterCalifornia877-247-6467
Ashley AddictionMaryland866-313-6307
Brighton HospitalMichigan888-215-2700
Caron FoundationPennsylvania800-854-6023
Chandler Valley HopeArizona800-544-5101
Cirque LodgeUtah800-582-0709
Harmony FoundationColorado866-686-7867
HazeldenMinnesota855-357-5221
RosecranceIllinois888-928-5278
Silver Hill HospitalConnecticut866-542-4455

Videos & Descriptions For Our 10 Best Rehab Centers In The US

Here are videos and descriptions about each of the top 10 programs. They are listed in alphabetical order by facility name. The orange “visit website” button connects to their website.

Alo House

California

Our progressive approach to residential treatment has everyone feeling the difference the moment they step onto one of our facilities. We feel that traditional addiction treatment can tend to be punitive and oppressive. They provide ‘evidence-based’ drug and alcohol treatment that really works.
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Ashley Addiction

Maryland

Their expert staff will create a personalized program that combines clinical, medical and psychological care to address your needs holistically, including chronic pain and any co-occurring medical issues. Using a continuum of care approach, we tailor your treatment plan to your needs, and implement it with our team of credentialed experts in an environment of respect and dignity.
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Brighton Hospital

Michigan

Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery treats with compassion, dignity, and excellence everyone who comes to us for help with drug or alcohol dependence. This has been our goal from the beginning. Ours is the first addiction treatment center to be licensed in Michigan and the second-oldest alcohol and drug treatment facility in the United States.
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Caron Foundation

Pennsylvania

Drug and alcohol problems are rarely isolated. Our programs form a solid foundation for sustained recovery and healthy living. Unparalleled longer-term rehab and behavioral healthcare services for adults. By providing accessible care, delivering evidence-based treatment and emphasizing ongoing support, Caron’s addiction rehab programs consistently yield measurable results.
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Chandler Valley Hope

Arizona

Conveniently located in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, our 55 bed addiction treatment facility has served the area since 1986. Since its inception, we have helped thousands of individuals and family members across the Southwest recover from the chronic disease of addiction. We offer professional consultations and would be happy to arrange a tour of our facility.
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Cirque Lodge

Utah

Cirque Lodge is licensed by the State of Utah and is accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO). JCAHO is widely considered the gold standard accrediting agency of the alcohol and drug rehabilitation industry. A place of healing is available to help you or your family member that is struggling.
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Harmony Foundation

Colorado

The healing of one facilitates the healing of the other. State-of-the-art, affordable, residential addiction treatment program confidentially nestled on a 43 acre campus in the Rocky Mountains. We are a Colorado drug rehab with a compassionate and expert staff that is in-network with most insurances. Our primary addiction treatment tracks are our men’s, women’s, and young adults’ programs.
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Hazelden – MN

Minnesota

Located in Center City MN, the Hazelden foundation is the nation’s largest nonprofit treatment provider. It is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities. Our approach is holistic and personalized, with our clinicians looking carefully at issues related to your physical, psychological and emotional well-being
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Rosecrance

Illinois

Rosecrance offers comprehensive addiction services for adolescents and adults, including prevention, intervention, detoxification, inpatient and outpatient treatment and experiential therapies. At Rosecrance, we understand how addiction and mental health issues can affect your life and the lives of those you care about. Recovery requires a practical approach.
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Silver Hill Hospital

Connecticut

Not many psychiatric facilities can claim that all its resources are dedicated to patient treatment. That all patients who come here are treated with respect and dignity, and receive the level of care they need, when they need it. That a highly-skilled staff takes a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment in an environment designed to foster recovery.
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The Selection Process

With over 14,000 drug alcohol treatment centers in the United States, how can you know for sure whether a program is really good? Each of the programs on our list was selected based on the overall quality of their program. Here is a list of the other 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 The Proper Program

Picking the right treatment center should be a well thought-out process. The affected person’s life is literally on the line. There is often a big difference between the top programs and all others.

  • Obtain as much information from each facility you contact, as possible. This will make decision-making easier.
  • Great programs have super staffs and provide more therapy.
Staying Closer To Home vs. Going Away

Staying closer to home is a good option because a patient’s family should be involved in the treatment process. Sometimes, however, going away is something to be seriously considered. Patients are not “locked-down” meaning they have the right to walk out at anytime after detox.

Personalized Treatment Plans

If a program doesn’t offer a personalized treatment plan, it means they use a “cookie-cutter” approach. 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.

Staff Quality

One thing often overlooked is the quality of staff. Be sure and ask about the staff’s level of education and experience. Therapists should have a masters level degree in behavioral science or social work. Ideally, the primary doctor should be board certified in addiction medicine.

Be sure and check the ratio of patients to therapists. It should be low so each therapist has enough time and energy to provide quality counseling to each client.

Co-occurring Disorders

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 (formerly dual diagnosis). Good programs have the mechanisms in place to accurately address psychiatric concerns. We recommend programs with a strong co-occurring program.

Good Match

Look for a program that is a “good fit” for the individual’s needs. A good fit is a program that matches up with the specific needs of the person. For example, say the person has been diagnosed with or seems to suffer from depression. In this case look for a facility that has a strong co-occurring program.

Non 12-Step

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.

Gender Specific

For those concerned about fraternization, gender specific programs provide male or female-only options.

Faith-based

There are faith-based facilities in the United States, most of them are Christian.

Adolescents

Adolescent programs treat only clients under the age of 18. They teach confidence, reliance and often promote a connection with nature. Some treat adolescents only, while others offer both adult and adolescent services.

 

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