Treatment Providers

We have had positive experiences with the following treatment centers over the years. Please review treatment centers for yourself and appropriateness for your addicted loved one’s specific needs. Lower and moderate cost programs are noted. (We do not accept advertising from any treatment providers.)

There are many other excellent treatment programs around the country that are not listed because we do not have direct experience with them.

During COVID19 some programming may be temporarily changed for safety. All treatment centers post their COVD19 protocols on their websites.


BRC (Bringing Real Change), Manor, Texas. Located on a 70-acre gated property within a beautiful natural setting with outdoor patios, fire pits, and swimming pool. BRC offers a 90-day primary residential treatment program for adults. A 21-day trauma intensive program is also available.

BRC is gender specific (men and women are separated). The program offers medically supervised, residential detox and acute withdrawal; Twelve-Step immersion; treatment for addictions to multiple drugs including alcohol; treatment for co-occurring mental health issues; and relapse prevention work.

BRC promotes body, mind, spirit connection through meditation, yoga, nutrition and cooking classes. Works on building life skills for successful sober living as well as daily exercise with a trainer.

Spearhead Lodge treats young adult males for trauma and addiction. With patient consent, family is included in the treatment process, including multi-family support groups, weekly phone updates, and monthly family educational meetings.

Support options after treatment include a 90-day transitional living program in Austin, Texas (with a high degree of structure and oversight). Also, traditional sober living, sober apartment living, and 12-month aftercare monitoring are available.

Go to the BRC website for a list of things to bring to treatment and an activity schedule. (Update: 4/21)

Brighton Center for Recovery, Brighton, Michigan. Founded in the 1950s, Brighton is known for its medical detox unit staffed 24-hours a day. Nurses, doctors and psychiatrists are on staff. Program accepts men and women over the age of 18. Treatment for alcohol and other drug addiction is largely paid by insurance providers and length of stay is determined by individual policies. Medicare and most commercial insurances are accepted. For inpatient treatment, the average length of stay driven by insurance is 12 days. A 21-day private-pay track is available. A partial day program (going home at the end of the day) and outpatient treatment are available.

Patients work on the Twelve Steps and attend 12-step meetings while in treatment. A specialized track for healthcare professionals is available. Mental health issues are addressed. Family education is provided with an emphasis on 12-step programs. Free children’s program (prevention and healing) for ages 7-12. Alumni are invited to return three times a year for a “Tune Up” event. Year-long drug testing, weekly contacts, and family involvement–all post-treatment–are usually covered by insurance or at a low-cost for private pay. Recovery halfway house, staffed by clinicians and sober coaches, opens in spring of 2022. (Update: 4/21)

Caron Foundation, Wernersville, Pennsylvania. Situated on a large campus with rolling hills, treats adults for addiction. The men and women’s inpatient program is a minimum of 28-days. A six-week Older Adult Program for addiction (also treating co-occurring disorders) is located in a beautiful free-standing building designed specifically for patients 55 years of age and over. A six week program for Healthcare Professionals – physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses – which is run by healthcare providers, is available. Additionally, Caron offers Internet and Game Use Disorder treatment (18 and older). This program begins with a digital detox of all screens, including phone and television.

Caron offers a state-of-the-art medical center and on-site withdrawal management, including medical history, psychological assessment, and necessary testing. Patients with diabetes, heart disease and chronic pain as well as those with co-occurring mental health issues, receive treatment from on-site medical staff, as appropriate. Psychiatric medications are used conservatively.

Caron offers family treatment and family programs. Caron is also a safe and affirming place for LGBTQIA+ individuals seeking addiction treatment, including Pride group, Pride luncheons, and off-campus LGBTQIA+ 12-step meetings, retreats, and family involvement. Caron offers programs in other locations, including Caron Ocean Drive and Caron Renaissance, both in Florida. (Update: 4/21)

Cumberland Heights, Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1966 and situated on a 177 acre campus with an orchard, Serenity Trail, courtyard, pond and chapel. Length of stay is variable, driven by insurance benefits. Programming is a maximum of 30 days with extended care options. On-site medical detox with 24-hour nursing and physicians available 10-hours daily. Treatment incorporates the Twelve Steps.

Specialized programs include women, men, young men (18-26), teen boys (14-18) including a private high school, veterans’ program, 15 outpatient centers, and tele-health services. Treatment includes individual, group, and experiential therapies. Trauma is treated using EMDR and other therapies. For families, multi-family groups, individual sessions, psycho-education groups are offered. Extensive aftercare support, extended care, and alumni association are provided. Cumberland also owns a Twelve Step immersion program called Still Waters. (Update: 4/21)

Dawn Farm, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Low cost treatment. Founded in 1973, the main campus is situated on a 64-acre farm which includes vegetable gardens, barns, pastureland, and a variety of animals, including chickens, pigs, ponies, llamas, and goats. The program is residential for 90 to 120 days. A second residential location, called Dawn Farm Downtown, is urban and located in the center of Ann Arbor. Both programs are for adults.

Dawn Farm also offers outpatient services in Ann Arbor that run from 12 to 48 weeks. A 12-week outpatient program is designed for people who are not yet sure if they are or aren’t addicted.

Treatment at all locations includes therapies combined with the Twelve Steps as well as daily AA or NA meetings. Programs are LGBTQ friendly. Youth and Family services are offered. Six-month aftercare outpatient program is available.

Transitional housing in the heart of Ann Arbor offers between 6 months and 2 years of support, including weekly “Employment Meetings” to help residents find jobs.

Dawn Farm offers free social detox and treatment planning at their Spera program, which hosts an average of forty A.A. volunteers daily. To get a feel for the engagement with clients and the community, check out “Dawn Farm Films” on their website. (Update: 4/21)

Hanley Center at Origins, West Palm Beach, Florida. The center is located on a campus with a pool, palm trees, tropical foliage, pond, and water fountain. Meals are chef-created for taste and nutrition. The residential addiction treatment program is gender-specific (men and women are separated) and offers the following additional services: psychological testing, neurological interventions, biofeedback, trauma treatments, medical services (including detox), group and individual therapy, experiential therapies, and anger management. Other services include working on co-occurring disorders, trust issues, grief and loss. Offers wellness activities, physical fitness, intensive family programming, 12-step immersion, and planning for lifespan recovery management. Each patient is assigned an Alumni Care Coordinator at the beginning of treatment to work on developing a continuing care plan that prepares them for life outside of treatment.

Hanley pioneered age-specific treatment for older adults. The center now offers treatment for midlife and older adults. Detox is specifically designed for the needs of older persons. Appropriate treatment modalities are focused on every area of  the later stages of life and health. Age-specific programming  allows older patients to interact with people from similar generational viewpoints who can best relate with one another. Chronic pain management is also available.

Impaired professionals programming is customized for the specific needs of addicted doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, executives, pilots, lawyers, police officers, and more.

For those who prefer an assessment prior to deciding to enter treatment, the “Clinical Assessment Program” offers detox, history and physical assessment, psychiatric screening, psychological interview with a psychologist, and additional testing if appropriate. Also, biopsychosocial assessment, nutritional assessment, and interview with family and/or referring professional. Included is daily group therapy, psychoeducational group, three individual sessions with a therapist. Upon completion of the assessment program, an integrated summary with treatment recommendations and and treatment plan is presented.

Alumni support and an Alumni App are available. Website hosts a video tour of the campus. (Update: 4/21)

Harmony Foundation, Estes Park, Colorado. Founded in 1969, on a 42-acre mountain setting, offering treatment programs for adults. Primary residential includes detox, programs for women, men, and young adults. Clients attend 12-step meetings daily. Clients who are diagnosed with co-occurring mental health issues also work with mental health and medical staff. Additionally, specialty groups for LBGTQ+ are provided.

“Medical Evaluation and Detox Program” is available for those requesting a comprehensive assessment of needs prior to deciding upon entering treatment, including a biopsychosocial assessment, mental health screening, full medical detox services, and motivational groups (3 to 10 days).

“Recommitment to Recovery Program” is a short-term residential program for those who have had a slip or relapse within the first year after treatment, including detox services and relapse prevention.

Also provided: “Virtual Family Education Group” (3 hours) and “Virtual Family Peer Support Group–Non-Clinical” (1.5 hours, weekly). Aftercare programs include virtual, peer-led “Harmony Recovery Support Groups” (1.5 hours, twice weekly) . To begin planning for care and support once clients are discharged from Harmony, a clinical case manager works with clients weekly throughout treatment . (Update: 4/21)

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Center City, Minnesota (and other locations). Founded in 1949, Hazelden Minnesota is situated on a lake and over four hundred acres of land. In 2014, Hazelden merged with the Betty Ford Center located in Rancho Mirage, California. Fifteen other treatment sites are located throughout the United States (Minnesota, California, Oregon, Illinois, Florida, Washington and New York), offering a wide array of services. Virtual programs expand services to other states. Programming is focused on length of engagement but not necessarily staying at any particular level of care during the treatment experience, and is determined according to patient needs.

Hazelden Betty Ford offers inpatient treatment (gender specific, averages 22 days), day treatment (10 days) intensive outpatient treatment (including virtual programs), detox, tele-health, and sober living with food service (must be engaged in other treatment programming). Age-specific treatment includes programs for older adults (age 50+) and teens and young adults (age 12 to 25). Specialized treatment programs for women. Inpatient treatment is integrated with mental health care for patients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other disorders. These services are provided by psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals. Patients attend Twelve-Step meetings on and off site. Presently, a one-day virtual family program available in English and Spanish, free to anyone who wants to participate (7.5 hours). Virtual two-day Children’s Program is available at no cost and will soon be available in Spanish (3 hours per day, age 7-12).

Twelve Step Immersion Online Sessions are offered at no cost, with each session teaching about one of the Twelve Steps (1 to 1.5 hours each). After completing treatment, the”Connection Recovery Coaching and Monitoring™” program provides phone-based addiction recovery coaching by licensed counselors. Also available, “Online Monday’s Chat Recovery Meetings” and several “Recovery Support Apps,” including recovery meditations, young adult recovery support, meditations for overeaters, meditations on co-dependency, meditations for mothers with addicted children, and more. The website is extensive and provides a great deal of helpful information and free services. (Update: 4/21)

LaHacienda, Hunt, Texas. On forty acres in the Texas Hill Country and founded in 1972. Amenities include a walking trail, gym, weight room, and swimming pool. This residential program has an average stay of between 28 and 48 days. Young adults in the separate collegiate program may stay somewhat longer. the Special Care Unit for detox is medically staffed 24/7 every day of the year.

Treats addiction to alcohol and other drugs (psychiatric issues are addressed only secondary to addiction). It is abstinence-based, incorporating the Twelve Steps. which includes a daily big book study, thorough teaching and working through at least the first four steps, and Twelve Step meeting attendance on and off campus. Barriers to Twelve step involvement are addressed. The program is designed to correct distorted thinking and break through denial while helping patients recognize the need to change and how to use tools that create change. Treatment includes individual and group therapy as well as therapeutic activities, including a ROPES course for building trust, communication, decision-making, and cooperation. Gender-specific treatment (men and women are separated).

Doctors see patients every day for a check-in. Patients have a both weekday and a weekend therapist.

Several tracks are available within the treatment programming. An optional Christian track is available with the group meeting several times a week. The collegiate track for young adults (18-24), includes moving them from a life of being dependent on parental care to a life of independence. A recovering professional track is available as well as a special track for those with a history of multiple relapses. The staff helps patients identify 12-step sponsors in AA or NA.

The last phase of treatment is the discharge phase which includes a three-day family program. Alumni/family support post-treatment is offered, linking patients to services that support their specific needs. Two intensive outpatient programs are available. Patients with mobility issues are provided electric scooters.

LaHacienda’s staff presents a clear, unified message to patients, centered on the fact that alcoholics and other addicts can completely recover from their obsession to drink or drug. (Update: 4/21)

New Found Life, Long Beach, California. Moderate cost treatment. Home-like, well-appointed residences offering gender-specific treatment (men and women are separated). Detox is offered off-site in coordination with licensed partner facilities. Offering residential treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health issues when needed. Length of stay is open-ended, determined by individual needs, usually ranging between 28 and 56 days. Each month, the cost of treatment is less. Insurance is accepted.

Clients attend between ten and fourteen Twelve-Step meetings per week, obtain a 12-step sponsor in the first two weeks of treatment, and complete Steps 1 through Step 9 of the Twelve-Step program before completing residential treatment. Twelve Step sponsors can take clients out on a weekend day pass.

Components of treatment: individual and group sessions with licensed therapists, relapse prevention, life skills, interpersonal skills, health awareness, career assistance, yoga, team building sports, and recreation to learn to have fun sober.

On an as-needed basis, a psychiatrist evaluates and treats common co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally, case managers work with clients to oversee each clients course of treatment; conduct assessments and reassessments; refer clients to needed resources, provide counseling, education and needed skills; assist in goal planning, and more.

Step-down programs include highly structured sober living; intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment; and continuing care plan before completing residential treatment, designed for ongoing support, guidance and community.

The three-day Family Program (Fri, Sat, Sun) includes a luncheon, speakers, family support group, professionally facilitated multi-family group, and equine-assisted counseling with an equine specialist and a mental health professional. During the family program–on Saturday and Sunday–families take their loved ones out during the day to do something fun together. Families attend the Beach Meeting on Sunday morning. Parts of the family program are also offered on Zoom. the Alumni Group meets once a week, live and on Zoom. Website hosts a photo gallery.(Update: 4/21)

Pine Grove, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Founded in 1984, moderately priced, offering several free-standing program: Men’s Next Step (alcohol and other drug addictions), Women’s Center (alcohol and drug addiction, primary trauma, compulsive behaviors, eating disorders), Legacy (age-specific alcohol and drug addiction treatment for adults age 55 and older, 45- to 60-days), Gratitude (sexual addiction, 45 days), Professional Enhancement Program (a partial hospitalization program specially designed to help those with interpersonal difficulties, addictive disorders, and professional issues, typically 6 weeks), Inpatient Child and Adolescent Services (psychiatric and substance abuse issues with classroom support on site, age 5 to 18) and the Family Week Program (helps families understand how they can become part of that solution).

Inpatient detox protocol is available (accepting Medicare for payment). Gender-specific groups (men and women are separated). Unless noted, length of stay varies by individual needs determined by clinical assessment. Outpatient services are available.

Pine Grove also offers outpatient autism services, treats psychiatric illnesses, technology addiction, sleep disorders, and postpartum depression.

Examples of components of treatment: individual and group counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, experiential therapy, EmWave Feedback therapy, trauma and recovery( including EMDR), relapse prevention, Twelve-Step Assignment Group, Twelve-Step Big Book Study Group, yoga, and more. Patients attend Twelve-Step meetings and families are encouraged to attend Al-Anon. Staff has received inservice training on Structured Family Recovery®.

Free recovery support for life through “Days of Hope” (for alumni and their families, offered 4 times a year). Also ongoing phone and email support and a quarterly newsletter. Aftercare services use Zoom. Smoke-free campus. (Update: 4/21)

The Guest House, Ocala, Florida. Situated on a privately-owned 52-acre estate, with massive southern oak trees, a pine forest, and horses. Length of stay is individualized – typically 90-days with a minimum of 30-days. The detox facility is staffed with medical and nursing team 24/7.

Treatment programs include substance (alcohol and other drugs) and process addictions (gambling, sex, food, shopping, internet, video, chemsex); mental health disorders (anxiety, bi-polar, disordered eating, OCD, intimacy disorders); trauma; attachment and developmental trauma; and self-defeating habits and behaviors.

Levels of care include residential; day/night program (full day treatment, returning home at night); intensive outpatient (9 to 12 hours of weekly treatment); and outpatient (therapy, support groups, retreats). Evening Twelve Step groups. Types of supportive work: group therapy, individual therapy, conscious connected breath work, psychodrama, music in healing, adventure therapy, meditation, yoga, art in healing, message, acupuncture, and others. Horseback riding. Private rooms. Individualized family program. Alumni program. Sober living available after treatment. Website hosts a photo gallery. (Update: 4/21)

The Retreat, Wayzata, Minnesota. Low cost. A Twelve-Step immersion program for addiction to alcohol and other drugs, surrounded by an old growth woodland just outside of Minneapolis. It is a 30-day residential program that is gender-specific (men and women are separated) with with the option of extending length of stay.

Both the “Center for Men’s Recovery” and “Center for Women’s Recovery” are residential programs built upon mutual-help as well as a supportive and educational community. Programming helps participants better understand recovery options for addiction. The goal of the program is to learn how to move forward with a life of lasting sobriety.

The Retreat’s “Evening Program” is an 18-week alternative to traditional outpatient treatment for those who desire a Retreat experience but are not able to step away from the responsibilities of daily lives – ideal for those new to sobriety looking for continuing support after a residential program as well as those seeking support after a relapse.

The Retreat’s “Virtual Recovery Program” is flexible and convenient, accessible from anywhere in the world, receiving the same services that are offered in the Evening Program. The Retreat’s “55Plus Program” is a 10-week program for older adults that meets three-days-a-week for 2-hours, and is also available virtually. Older adults have the option to make it a residential experience. The “Renewal Program” is designed for individuals already in recovery who want to get “back to the basics” by immersing themselves in the program along with residential guests.

The retreat owns six house St. Paul, Minnesota, for “Sober Living.” They provide newly recovering individuals the time, structure, and support that’s essential for building a strong foundation of recovery after completing residential care. It requires a six-month commitment, on-time bill payments, and obtaining a full-time job. Residents will need to attend a minimum of four AA meetings per week, work closely with an AA sponsor, attend a weekly sober house meeting and a Big Book study in addition to a weekly service commitment.

A residential, 4-day “Family Program” (adults and children 13+) includes sleeping rooms for up to 18 participants, a lounge area with fireplace, dining room, meditation room, and library The Family Program consists of educational sessions, group discussions,  family conferences, Al-Anon and AA meetings, meditation, and chef-prepared meals.

“Kids Camp!” is a place where games and other activities facilitate learning, but also creates an atmosphere of fun for kids who need a place to have their own age-appropriate conversation about addiction and recovery in the family (ages 7-12).

Other offerings: retreats, classes, workshops, alumni group. Walking trails through the Wayzata Big Woods. Fitness Center. The website hosts a video of The Retreat’s campus and a virtual tour of the Center for Women. (Update: 4/21)

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