Which is the Best Rehab Program for Drug Addiction?

Which is the Best Rehab Program for Drug Addiction?

Which is the Best Rehab Program for Drug Addiction? Recovering from addiction is hard. It can be physically and mentally painful. But, you don’t have to feel this way forever.

No matter what stage you’re in, there are people and places ready to help you find recovery. You’re not alone in your journey to healing. 

In the US there are over 14,500 rehab facilities, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). With so many choices, we understand how picking just one drug addiction treatment center to go to can be overwhelming. How do you know if you’re choosing the right one for you? 

Ultimately, it’s about knowing the different types of treatments and programs out there. This, plus knowing your own physical, mental and spiritual needs, will help you pick the rehab that’s best for you.

Types of Rehab Programs for Drug Addiction

Addiction manifests in our bodies, minds, and spirits very similarly. Identifying substance use disorders can be easy. Achieving total healing, on the other hand, is a very individual journey that looks different for each person. 

Every single person has a distinct personality shaped by diverse experiences and needs. That’s why a standardized program, like AA, doesn’t work for everyone.

There are many different types of rehabs. All of them offer different levels of intensity and lengths of stay. Finding the best treatment for substance abuse for your personal needs is vital to being successful in your recovery journey.


Even though some people confuse it with rehab, detox itself is not a type of rehab. Going to detox is not the same as going to rehab or getting substance use treatment. In fact, if you don’t get additional treatment after detox, you could be putting yourself at a higher risk to relapse or overdose.

You might need to go to detox before going into another treatment program if you are physically or chemically dependent on a substance. This is true for moderate to severe forms of dependencies. 

Detox helps you safely eliminate drugs or alcohol from your system. There are actually many ways to go through a detox. The withdrawal symptoms you could experience, though, can be incredibly uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous. So, it’s important that you detox in a safe or supervised setting. For example, if your detox is medically supervised, medical professionals will oversee the process.

During detox, there are many tools that help ease the severity of withdrawal symptoms. The moral support from counselors and group therapy, complementary therapies, and restricted access to drugs can help you through the detox. Some facilities are equipped to offer medications that could help some people through their withdrawal. 

In total, detox takes as many days as necessary for you to no longer be physically dependent on addictive substances. 

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is a low-to-medium intensity program offered at specialty facilities. This type of rehab is meant for people whose day-to-day life hasn’t been significantly altered or affected by substance use.

Additionally, if you have family and work responsibilities that you can’t pause, outpatient programs are potentially a great treatment option for you. If you also have any medical or psychological issues, in addition to a substance use disorder, there are more medium-to-high intensity outpatient programs available as well.

Normally, you get to decide whether you want to go to treatment during the day or at nighttime and on the weekends. Depending on your individual needs, you’ll get anywhere from 10 to 20 hours of treatment per week. The rest of the time you keep living at home and working or going to school.

Residential Treatment 

Also called inpatient treatment, this type of rehab is a high-intensity treatment program. This is the best rehab option for people with serious medical conditions or mental disorders.

Not only that, but residential treatment programs statistically have the best treatment outcomes. This is because you are immersed in a completely sober environment designed to fully support and encourage your recovery journey. 

You can go through different treatment phases in a specialty unit of a hospital or medical clinic, or onsite at a residential setting. The settings for these programs differ from place to place, which is also an important factor when choosing which rehab you want to go to. Different environments might soothe you and help you during your recovery process more than others.

In general, you can go to rehab at a residential treatment facility anywhere from one month to one year. A lot of work and healing can happen during these medium-to-high intensity programs. 

Residential Treatment at The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is located in Sedona, Arizona. Miles of remote, breathtaking landscape surround our residential treatment center. Every day during your stay with us, the healing properties of nature allow you to reconnect with your body’s natural rhythm and reset your nervous system. 

Your non-12-Step holistic treatment program is crafted specifically for you and for all of your energetic, emotional, spiritual, and physical needs. We use a wide variety of therapies to help equip you with the tools to achieve complete recovery.

By working on all levels of your being, you will begin to heal your deepest wounds and the true source of your substance use disorder. From movement therapy to guided meditation, from healing ceremonies to brain mapping, our treatment methods equally integrate cutting-edge science with ancient energy practices to maximize your chances for recovery. 

Specialty Rehab Centers 

Some rehab centers offer specific programs and treatments for certain age ranges, genders or religious affiliations. Some examples of specialty rehabs include women-only, men-only, teen, religious, or holistic programs.

The Sanctuary: A Different Kind of Rehab 

Whether you’ve tried rehab before or not, The Sanctuary offers a very different holistic experience than conventional rehabs. The key difference between The Sanctuary and other rehabs is our mentality of and approach to recovery. 

You see, we don’t think your addiction is a disease. We actually believe it is just another symptom of a deeper, unresolved trauma from your past seeping into your present. Once you address the true source of your wounds, then you can begin recovering from addiction.

Complete recovery and healing are possible. We’re here to guide you on your path and give you the best opportunity to discover freedom from addiction.

Contact us today to take the next step on your journey to recovery. (877) 710-3385