You don’t need to be a millionaire to go to rehab, but a person with a little extra money to spend and the desire to get sober can choose from many luxurious and expensive rehabs in the United States.
Southern California, specifically picturesque Malibu, is home to the highest concentration of expensive rehab facilities in the entire country. However, there are many luxury rehab options in the New York City metro area, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona and Utah, too.
There is a positive industry trend towards addressing co-occurring mental health and behavioral disorders, and several offer alternatives to the 12-step model, such as SMART Recovery
The highest-end facilities charge over $30,000 and some as much as $65,000 per standard month-long stay. This contrasts with low-level programs for $5,000 and under per month, with sliding scales and public assistance. While insurance coverage is recommended, it’s not always guaranteed.
Here are the 12 most expensive rehabs in the United States. Let’s Begin:
From the moment you call, you are instantly informed that Passages is not a 12-step program and they do not believe that addiction is a disease. Instead, Passages offers alternatives to 12-step addiction treatment, personalized for each client from over 21 different therapy methods. Clients will experience psychotherapy, adventure therapy, hypnotherapy and even physical ropes courses.
A 30-day stay at Passages Malibu – a 10-acre property overlooking the Pacific Ocean where Mel Gibson, David Hasselhoff and Natasha Lyonne have sought treatment – runs $64,500. They accept some insurance, with the exception of Medicare or Medicaid.
Dunes East Hampton
Located on an estate in the Hamptons, the Dunes offers a holistic approach to addiction care featuring yoga, meditation, hiking opportunities they call “eco-walks,” Shiatsu massage therapy, auricular acupuncture, and fine local cuisine in addition to a core of individual, group and family therapy options.
Clients benefit from a clinical team with over 300 years of collective sobriety, and the direction of founder Joe McKinsey, sober 30 years. The Dunes allows computers and cell phones so patients can stay connected to work. Patient cost is $65,000 for the first 30 days, with a 90-day outpatient program for $2,000 per month. Total cost depends on insurance, and payment is required in full at admission.