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Best Alcohol Treatment Centers in the US (2019 Update)

Editor Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAP
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When it comes to alcohol rehabs there are thousands of options throughout the United States. But what actually makes them the best alcohol rehab centers in the country? We research every alcohol treatment center for their inpatient and outpatient services, their reputation & reviews, and total cost to show you the absolute best alcohol rehab centers in the country. On top of these factors, we review their alcohol treatment program and credentials in order to meet the expectations of those seeking the best alcohol rehab center in the US.

We update our best alcohol rehabs list every month in order to provide the most up to date information we possibly can on the best alcohol rehab centers in the US.

The Best Alcohol Rehabs in the US:

1) Decision Point Center

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Decision Point Center is number one on QuitAlcohol.com’s Top 10 Best Alcohol Rehab Centers list of 2019. Decision Point Center is located in beautiful Prescott, Arizona. DPC is staffed by highly specialized, licensed professionals and has a stellar reputation with its alumni. Utilizing a very contemporary view of addiction that is backed by evidence-based clinical research, DPC treats opiates, opioids, alcohol, cocaine and many other illicit substances.

Decision Point Center provides group and individual psychological services such as CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, family therapy and, for trauma, EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Relapse Prevention.

As is the case in today’s treatment environment, nutrition, fitness and wellness are key ingredients to the program. Sober Adventure & Recreational activities are enjoyed and Individual Career and Education Counseling are built into the program.

Address: 505 W, Whipple St, Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: (844) 205-9800

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2. The Dunes of East Hampton

The Dunes of East HamptonThe Dunes East Hampton, is located on the East end of Long Island, New York and specializes in helping people to find meaningful and lasting freedom from addiction. The center is a safe, comfortable and healing environment staffed by specialized, empathetic therapists.  The Dunes is the place to go if you are looking to transform your life and break free of addiction. They offer a number of addiction treatment options, making your choice simple.

At arrival you will build an individualized treatment plan with your treatment team, with evidence based clinical and holistic treatment for you and your personal recovery. At the Dunes luxury drug and Alcohol rehab  you will experience world class addiction treatment programs in a serene and beautiful setting.

Address: 26 Bull Run, East Hampton, NY 11937
Phone: 1-877-818-5539

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3. Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA)

The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) is located in the greater Santa Barbara area. For over 6 decades, CADA has been working to build a safer, healthier community by preventing and treating alcoholism and drug abuse. 

With a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, CADA is able to carry out its mission providing youth and family services, adult services and outreach programs. CADA’s treatment approach focuses on Cognitive/behavioral therapy, Substance abuse counseling approach, Trauma-related counseling, Rational emotive behavioral therapy. 

CADA meets all credentialing requirements of the State of California Department of Health Care Services and is Medi-Cal certified to provide services at Project Recovery Treatment Center, the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Treatment Center and at school sites staffed by our Youth Service Specialists. As a non-profit drug and alcohol treatment facility, CADA accepts Cash or self-payment, Federal, or any government funding for substance abuse programs, as well as private health insurance.

Address: 232 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

*P.O. Box 28, Santa Barbara, CA 93102*

Phone: (805) 963-1433

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4. Hawaii Island Recovery

Hawaii Island Recovery

Hawaii Island Recovery is number four on QA’s Top Ten Addiction Treatment Center list. Hawaii Island Recovery is an eight bed treatment facility located in the Island State of Hawaii, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. HIR is staffed by highly specialized, licensed professionals and has a stellar reputation with its alumni. Utilizing evidence-based treatment protocols, HIR treats opiate, opioid, alcohol, cocaine and many other illicit substances. In addition, HIR treats behavioral addictions such as food, sex, pornography and gambling.

HIR provides group and individual psychological service such as EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, of course CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a primary therapy utilized. In addition to psychological services medical services are provided whereas,every client is fully evaluated by a medical professional within 24 hours which is one of our key evaluation pet peeves!

As is the case in today’s treatment environment, nutrition, fitness and wellness are key ingredients to the program. Sober recreational activities are enjoyed and mutual support such as AA and NA fellowship are encouraged and incorporated into the program.

Address: 75-170 Hualalai Rd c311, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 866-390-5070

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5) The Caron Foundation

The Caron Foundation

The Caron Foundation is one of the most popular treatment centers for young adults, with locations in Princeton, Texas; Wernersville, PA; and Boca Raton, Florida. As one of two treatment centers affiliated with The University of Pennsylvania, the Caron Foundation is able to provide their clients with cutting-edge addiction treatment using the most effective and researched evidenced-based practices.

The Caron Foundation has been nationally recognized as a non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment, serving the general public for nearly 60 years. Using unique clinical programs, the Caron Foundation is able to meet the individual needs of each client working through addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.

Each year thousands of teens and adolescents, young adults and adults turn to the Caron Foundation for a safe and therapeutic environment to work through their addictions. Each client is treated as a whole with focus on mental, physical and spiritual healing. At Caron, clients will have an individualized treatment team, consisting of no less than a psychologist, addiction counselor, medical staff and spiritual counselors. Clients are able to take part in individual and group therapy, therapeutic activities, daily lectures and continue care planning each day. The Caron Foundation provides the treatment and structure needed for their clients to develop the tools to help form a solid foundation for a life of recovery.

Even after treatment ends, The Caron Foundation offers a supportive community for their alumni, families and friends through regional events and activities, workshops, spiritual retreats and support groups. No client of The Caron Foundation, past or present, will ever be alone as they will always stay connected as part of your journey, teaching you by the power of example and maintaining the hope and motivation to help you throughout your recovery.

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6) Serenity Vista

serenity-vista-logoOf all places, the Republic of Panama boasts one of the Top Ten private addiction treatment facilities in the world. This country the size of South Carolina and home of the Panama Canal has some of the finest medical professionals in all of Latin America. Renowned for its tropical beauty, quality of life, and privacy laws, Panama is a wonderful setting for addiction treatment. Serenity Vista with its roots coming from Canada has world class professionals and facilities. The agencies founders are recovered individuals themselves and know first hand what it takes to offer a great stress free, compassionate, and effective recovery experience.

Serenity Vista offers a modern, evidence based approach to recovery from all forms of addiction and codependency. Their comprehensive recovery program incorporates outdoor recreation, adventure, and holistic therapies promoting health and wellness toward a full recovery in body, mind and spirit. Their nicotine cessation program addresses nicotine dependence simultaneously with chemical dependency treatment.

Serenity Vista is an intimate center accepting no more than 6 guests to allow for a highly individualized therapeutic approach that is quite affordable in 45, 60 and 90 day programs. One aspect to note when searching for an international treatment alternative such as Serenity Vista is the fact that you must have a valid passport to travel to the country.

Address: 15100 Jaramillo Arriba, Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama
Phone: 786-245-4067

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7. Tazwood Center for Wellness

Tazwood Center for Wellness has been offering drug and alcohol treatment services in Tazewell and Woodford counties since 1976, and most recently expanded its services to Lincoln (Logan County) in the state of Illinois. The mission of the Tazwood Center for Wellness is to promote wellness and recovery through counseling, advocacy, and education.  

As a non-profit, Tazwood Center for Wellness provides behavioral health treatment integrated with primary health care, addiction services, case management, crisis response services, residential services, psychosocial rehabilitation, school-based early intervention and prevention, court-supervised treatment, psychiatry and nursing services, peer support and recovery services, and drug screening. Services are available on a non-discriminatory basis to persons of all ages. 

Tazwood Center for Wellness programs is licensed by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health, certified by the Department of Public Aid (Medicaid), and accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).  Funding for some programs is provided in full or in part by the Department of Human Services, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Tazwood accepts Cash or self-payment, Federal, or any government funding for substance abuse programs, as well as private health insurance.

Pekin Address: 3248 Vandever Avenue
Pekin Phone: (309) 347-5522
East Peoria Address: 111 W. Washington St., Suite 230     
East Peoria Phone: (309) 694-6462 
Lincoln Address: 124-126 S. Chicago Street                    
Lincoln Phone: (217) 732-6865

24 hour Crisis Services are available by contacting the Emergency Response Service (ERS) at 309-347-1148.

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8. Cornerstone Healing Center

Cornerstone Recovery CenterCornerstone Healing Center is very different from other treatment centers. By overlapping science with spirituality, we create an environment where a seemingly miraculous healing event, sufficient to overcome addiction can happen in a short amount of time.

In addition to our substance use and trauma treatment, our clients engage in meditation, yoga, weight training, nutritional therapy, life-skills, and long-term case management.

Services offered:

  • PHP
  • Structured Sober Living
  • Out Patient Therapy
  • Out Patient EMDR
  • Out Patient Occupational Therapy
  • Recovery Coaching

Address: 7655 E Redfield Rd Suite 4, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 844-330-3984

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9) Spectrum Health Systems

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization that has helped thousands of individuals overcome addiction and reclaim their lives. For over 50 years, Spectrum has shown its dedication to improving the lives of individuals impacted by addiction and/or mental health disorders. 

Spectrum operates more than 140 programs in the community and institutional settings throughout Massachusetts, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. These services include inpatient detoxification, residential rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment, outpatient counseling, and peer recovery support. Spectrum also operates multiple residential programs for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and holds state contracts throughout the country to provide specialized programming for criminal offenders with histories of substance abuse. 

Services are performed under contracts with a wide variety of private and public sector clients, including federal, state and local governments, major insurance carriers, employee assistance programs, private corporations, philanthropies, and the United Way.

Address: 10 Mechanic St., Suite 302 Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: (508) 792-5400

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10. Hazelden Treatment Centers

About: Hazelden offers treatment at 11 centers throughout the United States, with each one providing personalized care to patients.

Facility: Regardless of location, Hazelden does a great job ensuring that its facilities are modern, updated, and clean at all times.

Program: In addition to treatment programs for both men and women, Hazelden provides family therapy as well.

Other Hazelden Treatment Center Information:

  • Success Rate: Over 70% Recovery Rate
  • Best for: Male and female alcoholics and addicts
  • Primary Treatment: Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
  • Facility Size: 100+ Beds
  • Location: National
  • Insurance Accepted: Yes, all major insurance providers
  • Phone Number: 1 (800) 248-0637

Still looking for more information on rehab programs throughout the US?

Check our list of Top 10 Drug Treatment Centers.


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