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Should You Choose a Small or Large Rehab Center?

A rehab center’s size influences your treatment experience in big ways. It impacts important factors like facilities, level of personalized attention, types of therapies offered and more. When it comes to rehab size, one isn’t necessarily better than the other. What will work for you depends on your needs and preferences. Some people need intimate … Continue reading “Should You Choose a Small or Large Rehab Center?”

Learning Self-Care at Orange County Rehabs

Nestled between the Pacific coast and the Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County is a stunningly beautiful place to attend rehab. Thanks to its near-perfect weather, visitors can enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The area boasts numerous beaches1—like the famous Laguna Beach—and public parks. Orange County is an especially popular destination for surfers, and even hosted the … Continue reading “Learning Self-Care at Orange County Rehabs”

Miami-Area Luxury Rehabs Offer Clientele-Specific Care in Lush, Exclusive Locales

With its palm-lined boulevards, white-sand beaches, Latin influence and culture of creativity, the lively metropolis that is Miami offers no shortage of draws. And it’s not just East Coast snowbirds who benefit from its hot, humid climate. Tropical vegetation thrives in this corner of the U.S., which is filled with verdant parks, manicured estates, and … Continue reading “Miami-Area Luxury Rehabs Offer Clientele-Specific Care in Lush, Exclusive Locales”

What Exactly is “Evidence-Based Treatment” and is it Actually More Effective?

Many rehab centers tout their treatment methods as being “evidence-based.” But what exactly does this mean, and does this actually make these therapies more legitimate than others? Today, there are so many kinds of treatments for substance use and mental health disorders that it can feel overwhelming to decide which is best for you. And … Continue reading “What Exactly is “Evidence-Based Treatment” and is it Actually More Effective?”

Learning by Doing With Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy lets you heal by doing. Taking part in activities during rehab encourages you to learn new skills, and it can be a lot of fun. But this therapeutic modality offers much deeper benefits. It’s also a way for clients to get to know themselves in different contexts, processing emotions they might not easily … Continue reading “Learning by Doing With Experiential Therapy”

Is Telehealth Effective for Substance Use Disorders?

Many people hesitate to start rehab because residential treatment programs feel inaccessible. Fortunately, they’re not the only option. More and more luxury rehab programs now offer treatment via telehealth. The popularity of telemedicine1 has skyrocketed in the past few years. It’s clear to see why this type of treatment became important in 2020: online appointments … Continue reading “Is Telehealth Effective for Substance Use Disorders?”

Building Confidence With Strengths-Based Addiction Treatment

Strengths-based treatment empowers clients to direct their own recovery process. This is a departure from many therapeutic modalities, where the focus tends to be on the negative. You analyze unhealthy habits, come to terms with past mistakes, and talk about the problems you’d like to “fix.” This perspective can be very beneficial for some, but … Continue reading “Building Confidence With Strengths-Based Addiction Treatment”

Luxury Rehabs in Texas: Big-City Convenience and Countryside Charm 

In the U.S., the state of Texas is famous for being just as friendly as it is big and warm. The second biggest state by area and population, people usually think of wide open spaces, hot weather year-round, and a fierce loyalty that Texans wear like a badge of pride.  Maybe it’s the warm southern … Continue reading “Luxury Rehabs in Texas: Big-City Convenience and Countryside Charm “

Choosing a Rehab Facility: How Qualified is Their Staff? 

In any organization that provides essential services, the experience and expertise of the staff is paramount. This is perhaps even truer for substance abuse treatment facilities. Clients at rehab are trusting treatment professionals to help them navigate the challenging, and often vulnerable, journey to recovery. Rehabs staff executives who run day-to-day operations, treatment professionals (both … Continue reading “Choosing a Rehab Facility: How Qualified is Their Staff? “

Understanding the Role of Sober Coaches in Addiction Recovery 

The transition from an addiction treatment program to daily life is a fundamental step in the recovery journey. Many people can feel overwhelmed and isolated during this time. These feelings are normal–you’re navigating new territory and adjusting to a new lifestyle. To make the adjustment period more manageable, some luxury treatment centers will set you … Continue reading “Understanding the Role of Sober Coaches in Addiction Recovery “

Privacy in Rehab: How to Keep Your Treatment Confidential

Addiction can affect anyone, including public figures and those in high-profile positions. For these clients, concerns around confidentiality can be one of the biggest barriers when it comes to seeking treatment. Because of this, privacy is among the most important considerations when choosing a rehab.  The good news is that you have options. In general, … Continue reading “Privacy in Rehab: How to Keep Your Treatment Confidential”

Tips for Staging an Intervention

When most people think of an intervention, they picture the classic scene that’s often shown in TV shows and movies: a group of family and friends gathering for a meeting in the living room. And while this is one way to do it, there are actually many ways to stage an intervention. Everything from the … Continue reading “Tips for Staging an Intervention”

Combining Holistic and Medical Care at San Diego Luxury Rehabs

In San Diego, luxury rehabs provide personalized care to each individual client. These facilities offer a combined approach, striking a careful balance between holistic treatment and medical care. In most programs, you’ll work closely with your team of providers to decide which modalities are right for you. For example, many clients choose to go through … Continue reading “Combining Holistic and Medical Care at San Diego Luxury Rehabs”

LGBTQ+ Affirming Rehab

As an LGBTQ+ person, it can be hard to find supportive, affirming healthcare. People in this community face unique barriers to treatment. You may struggle to find providers who are both willing and able to give you the care you need. In some cases, it can actually be dangerous to disclose certain aspects of your … Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Affirming Rehab”

Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Right for You?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an addiction treatment method that uses pharmaceuticals to address substance dependency. Because it entails medications that can themselves be addictive, this approach is controversial among those seeking treatment, the medical community, and addiction treatment professionals. And while this evidence-based treatment helps many people overcome their addictions, it also carries a significant  … Continue reading “Is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Right for You?”

Should You Travel for Addiction Treatment? Pros and Cons of Local vs Destination Rehabs

Attending rehab marks the start of a new chapter in your life. No matter where you go, or how far you travel, you’ll be entering a time of great change. As positive as this may be, it’s also very stressful. For some people, it’s helpful to change every aspect of their life at once; traveling … Continue reading “Should You Travel for Addiction Treatment? Pros and Cons of Local vs Destination Rehabs”

Desert Rehab: A Peek Inside Arizona’s Most Luxurious Rehabs

Arizona’s warm climate, distinctive desert scenery, and unforgettable natural wonders have made it a sought-after destination since the 1920s. Its red-rock landscapes marked by canyons, boulders, and giant saguaro cacti serve as the perfect backdrop for getaways to its tasteful ranches and resorts. Nowadays, the same features attract rehab clients from surrounding metro areas as … Continue reading “Desert Rehab: A Peek Inside Arizona’s Most Luxurious Rehabs”

Finding Help for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) has the same symptoms as depression, but with a more complex recovery process. Because of its effect on energy levels, depression can interfere with your capacity to seek help. This makes TRD especially daunting for many people. It takes a great deal of determination to try new treatments, with the knowledge that … Continue reading “Finding Help for Treatment-Resistant Depression”

Life After Rehab: How to Plan for Aftercare

While rehab is a place to begin recovery, it’s only the first step in a long journey. During your program, you’ll start learning how to build a better life. This carefully curated environment may include individual and group therapy, recreational activities, and medical treatment. Most rehab programs are designed to temporarily protect you from external … Continue reading “Life After Rehab: How to Plan for Aftercare”

Attending Rehab as a High-Level Executive

Addiction can affect anyone, even high-level executives. According to a 2012 study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), people who worked in management had the 3rd highest rate of illicit drug use1 of any surveyed profession. This issue is invisible to many people, which makes it even harder for executives … Continue reading “Attending Rehab as a High-Level Executive”

Everything You Need to Know About Calling a Residential Treatment Center

If you’re hesitant about calling an addiction treatment center for the first time, you’re not alone. We understand how it can feel like another hurdle to clear on your way to getting reliable residential care.l But whether you’re seeking treatment for yourself or for a loved one, and whether you’ve researched inpatient rehab centers for … Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About Calling a Residential Treatment Center”

Trauma-Informed Care: How Rehab Can Support Post-Traumatic Growth 

Trauma can be an isolating experience. When you go through something so painful that it changes you, it’s natural to feel like no one else can understand your new reality. You may have trouble connecting withl the people around you, or no longer enjoy activities you once found meaningful. No matter how hard it is … Continue reading “Trauma-Informed Care: How Rehab Can Support Post-Traumatic Growth “

How to Request Time off Work to go to Rehab

It’s common to feel uncomfortable about asking your employer for time off to attend rehab. Many people struggle to bring the subject up with their workplace. But this could be harmful to your health and job security if it prevents you from getting any treatment you may need. One trap people often fall into is … Continue reading “How to Request Time off Work to go to Rehab”

How Much Does Rehab Cost? 

Getting professional help for addiction at an inpatient treatment center is possible even if you don’t have health insurance or a lot of money in the bank.  Residential rehab often entails a significant expense. But the good news is that there are thousands of credible facilities offering treatment programs at various price points, from the … Continue reading “How Much Does Rehab Cost? “

What to Expect While You’re in Rehab

Rehab is a place for you to build a sustainable life. In order to do that, you’ll develop healthy daily habits, learn to cope with cravings, and set goals. This is not a simple process. In order to create a better future, you first need to understand what led you to this point. By working … Continue reading “What to Expect While You’re in Rehab”

Florida Rehab has Something for Everyone

There is no one right way to heal. When you choose a rehab center, you’re not just choosing a place: you’re also choosing your treatment environment, who you’ll be around, and which therapeutic modalities you’ll have access to. This can be an empowering decision that sets you up for success as you move forward in … Continue reading “Florida Rehab has Something for Everyone”

What You Need to Know About Detox

Detoxing from alcohol or other substances is often the first step in addiction treatment. In fact, many people have their first-ever encounter with the treatment system through detox. And as with any first step, this stage of recovery can profoundly impact the rest of your journey. As you plan for treatment, you may find yourself … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Detox”

Why do so Many People Choose to go to Rehab in California?

When you think of California, beaches, travel and sunshine come to mind. It’s a place people go to soak up sun and unwind. But some head to the Golden State for another reason: to heal. California is home to some of the highest-quality addiction treatment centers in the world. They’re known to attract highly trained … Continue reading “Why do so Many People Choose to go to Rehab in California?”

What Happens If I Relapse?

Rehab is just the first step in making long-term changes to your lifestyle. Because many people choose to go to rehab in response to a crisis, it’s easy to approach this process with a sense of urgency. In the moment, that urgency is warranted. However, when you’re so focused on the short term, it can … Continue reading “What Happens If I Relapse?”

Luxury Rehab: The Benefits of Comfort in the Recovery Journey

When you think of rehab for drug or alcohol addiction, “luxury” might not be the first word that comes to your mind. But there are many paths to healing from addictions and other behavioral or mental health conditions. And for some, a comfortable or even upscale setting can provide the ideal conditions for getting the … Continue reading “Luxury Rehab: The Benefits of Comfort in the Recovery Journey”

Colorado Rehabs: A Beautiful Backdrop for Creating Life Change

Rehab is an opportunity for all-around healing. Although you will receive clinical care during your stay, that care is just one aspect of the experience. You’ll also get to connect with people at a similar point in their lives, develop healthy new habits, and redefine your own wants, needs, and goals. In order to do … Continue reading “Colorado Rehabs: A Beautiful Backdrop for Creating Life Change”

Should I Get Help for My Drinking? Signs of High-Functioning Alcoholism

When we think of “alcoholism,” the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t an accurate reflection of how alcohol addiction really works. Unfortunately, stigmas and media portrayals of alcoholism leave us all with the impression that an “alcoholic” is someone who acts belligerently, who’s lost everything and whose life is in shambles. But the … Continue reading “Should I Get Help for My Drinking? Signs of High-Functioning Alcoholism”

Anxiety Treatment Options Explained: Virtual, Outpatient and Residential Care

As someone intimately familiar with anxiety, you already know there’s no simple explanation for what causes your anxiety or even why you feel anxious some days and not others. Everyday life is full of different triggers. On top of that, today many of us are also facing the additional stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic: sheltering … Continue reading “Anxiety Treatment Options Explained: Virtual, Outpatient and Residential Care”

Resources for Addiction Relapse During COVID-19

Over the past year, COVID-19 has touched virtually every aspect of our lives. And as this uncertain time persists, so do the challenges it poses to mental health. For those in addiction recovery, this can also mean a greater risk of relapse as stresses mount and in-person support is harder to come by. If this … Continue reading “Resources for Addiction Relapse During COVID-19”

The Dangers of Self-Isolation During Lockdown: “Lurking Loneliness and Depression”

The following is a guest blog post by one of the current advertisers on, Villa Paradiso, which has two locations: Villa Paradiso Tunisia and Villa Paradiso Spain. Seeing your parents, friends, family and colleagues only using videochat on your phone. Spending the whole day between four walls, with your walk to the supermarket as the highlight … Continue reading “The Dangers of Self-Isolation During Lockdown: “Lurking Loneliness and Depression””

Single Client Rehabs: A Guide to the Ultimate in Luxury Rehab

The Kusnacht Practice in Zurich, Switzerland There is a new luxury treatment option growing in popularity worldwide. And it takes the form of single client addiction centres. This means that these innovative, highly confidential—therefore ideally suited to high profile business people, celebrities and politicians—luxury rehab centres treat one person only in an exclusive environment. A … Continue reading “Single Client Rehabs: A Guide to the Ultimate in Luxury Rehab”

How COVID-19 Affects Those With Eating Disorders: 12 Tips for Staying Healthy

With permission, we are sharing the following post written by Fiona Yassin, Clinical Director at The Wave Youth Clinic: “I feel like I am sharing a living hell with my Eating Disorder.” The current challenges of COVID-19 and isolation are affecting young people and challenging those with Eating Disorders globally. Eating Disorder Recovery or Remission Eating … Continue reading “How COVID-19 Affects Those With Eating Disorders: 12 Tips for Staying Healthy”

The World’s Top 6 Places for Natural Healing

Location can be a large part of recovery. Where you are in the world will set your mood, provide you with the right nourishment and help you eradicate bad habits. The right location will offer you a cathartic release from negativity, give you a chance to reflect and learn, and help you slow down and process … Continue reading “The World’s Top 6 Places for Natural Healing”

What does it cost to go to rehab in Malibu (and why do so many people pay)?

Want to compare Malibu treatment options? Check out our collection of 25+ luxury Malibu rehabs. We’ve compiled pricing info, treatment specializations, and other key differentiators to help you find the best rehab option in Malibu. It probably comes as no surprise to hear that attending rehab in Malibu is expensive. It’s where Mel Gibson, Lindsey … Continue reading “What does it cost to go to rehab in Malibu (and why do so many people pay)?”

“The land of smiles”: Rediscover peace with rehab in Thailand

Watch: The LuxuryRehab team visited Thailand to learn more about its unique appeal as a treatment destination. Between 1946 and 2019, Thailand was under the rule of a man named Bhumibol Adulyadej. Adulyadej was the ninth ruler of Thailand, and in 1987, he was conferred as King Bhumibol the Great. King Bhumibol the Great spread … Continue reading ““The land of smiles”: Rediscover peace with rehab in Thailand”

Athletes and Addiction: Can you attend rehab without it becoming a headline?

We all know the Lance Armstrong story. Truth be told, that doping scandal was just the tip of the iceberg. From all four corners of the sporting world, professional athletes battle with keeping up with the competition, and performance-enhancing drugs are one such way to do so. But what about when athletes begin abusing drugs … Continue reading “Athletes and Addiction: Can you attend rehab without it becoming a headline?”

Addicted attorneys: How to identify your addiction and get the help you need

In 2016, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the American Bar Association analyzed the responses1 of 12,825 licensed, practicing attorneys across 19 of the United States. It discovered that 21 percent of lawyers qualify as problem drinkers, while 28 percent struggle with mild or more serious depression and 19 percent struggle with anxiety. What’s worse, … Continue reading “Addicted attorneys: How to identify your addiction and get the help you need”

5 Reasons Yoga Is Used in Addiction Treatment

Why yoga? Yes, we know what you may be thinking. “Yoga is only for people who are flexible” or “What if I’m not strong enough to do some of the yoga poses.” So, before we delve more into reasons why yoga is used in addiction and mental health treatment, let’s explore who yoga is for. … Continue reading “5 Reasons Yoga Is Used in Addiction Treatment”

Top 5 Benefits to Going Abroad for Mental Health Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse1: “Environmental factors may increase a person’s risk of addiction, including a chaotic home environment and abuse, parent’s drug use and attitude toward drugs, peer influences, community attitudes toward drugs, and poor academic achievement.” There’s no arguing that environmental factors play a large role in facilitating addiction, substance … Continue reading “Top 5 Benefits to Going Abroad for Mental Health Treatment”

More Than a Business: The Unique Benefits of a Family-Owned Rehab

Written by Ben Camp, CEO of RehabPath Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to visit a number (the current count is 19, I believe) of the luxury rehabs listed on our site. I’ve enjoyed meeting the teams behind each one, but have come to particularly appreciate and recognize the unique benefit of … Continue reading “More Than a Business: The Unique Benefits of a Family-Owned Rehab”

Rehab Center Accreditation: Does It Matter?

If you visit the website of a rehab center in the United States, more often than not you’ll find a section dedicated to accreditations from a variety of organizations. For example, Bayside Marin in Northern California has the CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation and the BBB (Better Business Bureau) accreditation. Interestingly, the … Continue reading “Rehab Center Accreditation: Does It Matter?”

10 of the World’s Best Luxury Rehab Centers

When it comes to finding the best addiction treatment, needs can vary drastically from person to person. That means it’s virtually impossible to create a one-size-fits-all list of the best rehabilitation centers in the world. Still, wherever they’re located, most successful rehab programs share a number of traits in common, including excellent facilities, effective treatment … Continue reading “10 of the World’s Best Luxury Rehab Centers”

How Does Online Aftercare Work?

People who are newly sober often feel emotionally wobbly, like any life stressor could destroy what they’ve worked so hard for. They could have supportive friends, but perhaps these friends are not in recovery, so they won’t necessarily be able to relate. Friends might make well-meaning statements like, “You can do this!” or “Just don’t … Continue reading “How Does Online Aftercare Work?”

Ibogaine Treatment: An Alternative Way to Treat Addiction

Over 27 million1 people across the globe are battling opioid addiction. That number grows for misuse and abuse. In the United States alone, 11.4 million2 people misuse opioid prescriptions, and more than 130 people die every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. The opioid crisis is so devastating that the U.S. government has declared the epidemic … Continue reading “Ibogaine Treatment: An Alternative Way to Treat Addiction”

Top 5 Reasons Why Spain Is the Perfect Place for Rehab

Spain is the healthiest country in the world, according to Bloomberg’s Healthiest Country Index.1 In fact, by 2040, the country is expected to have the highest life expectancy at 86 years old, surpassing the likes of Japan and Switzerland. Perhaps it’s all the sunshine and siestas. Or maybe it’s the paella and olive oil. Whatever … Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons Why Spain Is the Perfect Place for Rehab”

Helping With Horses: What You Need to Know About Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

There’s something about a horse that makes us humans want to do and be better in our own lives. America’s 40th President, Ronald Reagan, once said: “There is nothing better for the inside of the man, than the outside of the horse.” And he’s not the only one to have cherished this bond. Horses have … Continue reading “Helping With Horses: What You Need to Know About Equine Assisted Psychotherapy”

5 Ways to Help Someone Struggling with Depression

Watching someone you love struggle through depression can make you feel helpless: you want to offer support, but feel unsure of how to help. With approximately 300 million people worldwide suffering from depression,1 many of us will at some point be close to someone experiencing this disorder. Although it may feel exasperating at times, with … Continue reading “5 Ways to Help Someone Struggling with Depression”

Treating Depression with Ketamine and Psychedelics

Both ketamine and psychedelics have emerged as increasingly popular therapeutic methods in recent years for those who have been resistant to other forms of depression treatment. While many medical professionals and people who have undergone these treatments attest to their benefits, there are still legitimate concerns being expressed about the potential risks associated with their … Continue reading “Treating Depression with Ketamine and Psychedelics”

Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

If you’re having serious thoughts about suicide or self-harm, immediate help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website to chat with an emotional support counselor.  Did you know many luxury rehabs don’t just treat addictions, but mental health and mood disorders like depression, too? In fact, many people … Continue reading “Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?”

Non-12-Step: A Different Take on Addiction Treatment

12-Step programs have been a vastly popular component of addiction recovery for the past 80 years. There are over 118,000 Alcoholics Anonymous chapters around the world, and introducing yourself in front of a group of AA meeting attendees has become virtually synonymous with sobriety. But since its inception in the 1930s, a plethora of other … Continue reading “Non-12-Step: A Different Take on Addiction Treatment”

California Rehabs: What’s Available and What to Ask to Make Sure You Know What You’re Getting

California is home to more than just breathtaking scenery, iconic beach culture and a world-famous entertainment industry—it also hosts some of the most innovative and effective rehab centers in the world. With its top-notch professionals, state-of-the-art technology, emerging holistic practices and year-round perfect weather, California is a coveted rehab location. But with seemingly endless options … Continue reading “California Rehabs: What’s Available and What to Ask to Make Sure You Know What You’re Getting”

The Wave Youth Clinic Opens, Putting Families Back Together in Asia and Beyond

We are excited to share about an international teen and young adult treatment center who just opened their doors this past month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Fiona and her team started The Wave to provide a place where young girls and young boys can go, especially when they seem to be failing other treatment options.

Luxury Addiction Treatment in Asia: Quality and Affordability in a Postcard-Perfect Setting

Luxury rehabs in Asia are becoming increasingly popular with treatment seekers from around the world due to their stunning locales, innovative treatment techniques and attractive price points. We take a look at the different aspects of Asian addiction treatment offerings, as well as what to look for in a center if you’re considering treatment there. … Continue reading “Luxury Addiction Treatment in Asia: Quality and Affordability in a Postcard-Perfect Setting”

Holistic Therapies in Drug and Alcohol Rehab

The use of holistic therapies in rehab is a highly debated topic. While some experts claim that holistic therapies are the missing piece of effective treatment, others say these alternative therapies lack scientific backing. Still, as modern addiction treatment progresses, these practices are employed more and more in rehabs worldwide. Here, we’ll take a look … Continue reading “Holistic Therapies in Drug and Alcohol Rehab”

Gambling Addiction: What It Is, How It’s Treated and How to Choose the Right Rehab

Gambling addiction is more common than most people realize—it’s a global problem that’s only getting worse. Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on gambling addiction due to its “unprecedented growth.”1 The WHO stressed the need to extend and enhance treatment for problem gambling. The good news is, while it’s undoubtedly a … Continue reading “Gambling Addiction: What It Is, How It’s Treated and How to Choose the Right Rehab”

Understanding Eating Disorders and What to Look for in Treatment

Many misperceive eating disorders as a lifestyle choice. You might even believe some of these stereotypes yourself—that you’re vain, self-absorbed, weak or lazy because of the way you think about food. This simply isn’t true. We all have an emotional reaction to eating food, specific dishes that can elicit feelings or memories. We describe certain … Continue reading “Understanding Eating Disorders and What to Look for in Treatment”

Rehab in Bali: Healing for the Soul

It’s called the “Island of the Gods” for a reason—Bali is a place truly unlike any other. This volcanic, Indonesian island located just south of the equator in the Java Sea is brimming with natural and cultural wonders. Blanketed in lush jungle and vibrant green rice terraces, laced with clear-running waterfalls and sacred natural springs, … Continue reading “Rehab in Bali: Healing for the Soul”

Rehab or Vacation? Resort-Style Rehabs Provide Top-Tier Treatment in Comfort and Style

Luxury rehab centers are known for combining desirable destinations with the core elements of addiction treatment, including medically supervised detoxification (detox), medication-based treatment, counseling and supplemental holistic therapies. From an outside perspective, it may seem like the perks of an upscale rehab facility are just that: frills that add nothing to the odds of treatment … Continue reading “Rehab or Vacation? Resort-Style Rehabs Provide Top-Tier Treatment in Comfort and Style”

What to Pack for a 28-Day Stay at Luxury Rehab

If you or your loved one have enrolled in a treatment program at a luxury rehab, you’ve already done the important part: taking a critical step toward addressing your addiction. To help make sure your primary treatment goes as smoothly as possible, take a minute to think about what you want to bring with you … Continue reading “What to Pack for a 28-Day Stay at Luxury Rehab”

[Video] Understanding the Relapse Process

While visiting McLean Borden Cottage as part of our Destinations series, Catherine Milliken, the Program Director gave us an excellent explanation of the “relapse process.” Watch this 3-minute video to get a better understanding of what causes addicts to fall into relapse and how it can be prevented each step of the way.

Buyer Beware! The Dangers of Referral Fees for Addiction Treatment

Deciding to look for help is a massive step in the right direction when you’re struggling with an addiction or mental health disorder. However, finding a residential treatment center that meets your or your loved one’s needs can sometimes be an even harder step to take. With an overwhelming number of options and approaches, you … Continue reading “Buyer Beware! The Dangers of Referral Fees for Addiction Treatment”

Pet-Friendly Rehabs: How Animals Can Aid Your Addiction Treatment

Completing primary addiction treatment is challenging, even in the best of circumstances. To smooth your path to recovery, addiction specialists may use a range of medication and therapy-based options. One option that’s gained popularity in recent years is pet therapy, or animal-assisted therapy (AAT). This type of treatment helps improve your chances of success by … Continue reading “Pet-Friendly Rehabs: How Animals Can Aid Your Addiction Treatment”

4 Ways Art Therapy Boosts Your Addiction Recovery

A scene from the art studio at McLean Borden Cottage, a luxury rehab in Maine The first days at rehab can be kind of, well … awkward. You’re in a totally new environment, you’re surrounded by strangers and you’re not sure what to expect. And you have to begin the process of sorting through all … Continue reading “4 Ways Art Therapy Boosts Your Addiction Recovery”

South African Safari: A Recovery Journey Unlike Any Other

Taking an African safari for the first time isn’t just an exhilarating adventure, it’s also deeply beneficial to your recovery process. This is something the team at White River Manor well knows, which is why this distinctly South African experience is offered to each of their guests.

Luxury Rehab in South Africa: A Visit to White River Manor

When my colleague and I were invited to visit a luxury rehab center in South Africa, I was intrigued. I had been to the continent of Africa once before, but never to South Africa. I knew it would be a fun place to visit, but what I quickly discovered upon arrival is that it is an … Continue reading “Luxury Rehab in South Africa: A Visit to White River Manor”

What is a Luxury Rehab? (and why do they exist?)

Every so often you may read in the tabloids and newspapers that a celebrity has gone to rehab, but judging by the pictures that accompany the story, you question whether the celeb has simply gone on vacation. Shouldn’t a good rehab program strip you of material possessions and luxuries so that you can get to know your true self? Is it possible to overcome a debilitating addiction while hanging out poolside and enjoying gourmet food?

What are the Consequences of Co-Occurring Disorders?

If you were diagnosed with cancer and you knew that there was a high chance of dying from it, you would probably seek treatment. Would you do the same for co-occurring disorders? Perhaps you understand that a dual diagnosis describes a person who has both a mental disorder and a substance abuse problem. But maybe … Continue reading “What are the Consequences of Co-Occurring Disorders?”