America's Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2022

America's Best Addiction Treatment Centers 2022

Drug and alcohol addiction are responsible for an enormous amount of suffering and death in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics, there were an estimated 106,622 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. last year, an increase of about 15 percent over 2020. Meanwhile, the CDC has estimated that alcohol induced deaths rose to more than 52,000 in 2021, an increase of 34 percent. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 21 million Americans are drug or alcohol addicts. The number of friends and family members who suffer with and because of them is much larger.

There are thousands of treatment facilities across the country and finding the right one for yourself or somebody you care about can be difficult. To try to help ease that search, Newsweek has partnered for the third consecutive year with global market research and datafirm Statista Inc. to rank the best U.S. treatment facilities focused on addiction.

This year we have listed the top 330 facilities, up from 300 last year, in 25 states. Our rankings are based on a survey of over 4,000 medical professionals and an analysis of the treatment centers' accreditation status.

We hope you find it useful.

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RankFacilityScoreCity
1Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation - Rancho Mirage92.94%Rancho Mirage
2Oro House Recovery Centers90.36%Malibu
3Summit Estate Recovery Center90.06%Saratoga
4Cliffside Malibu90.04%Malibu
5Bayside Marin Treatment Center89.39%San Rafael
6New Bridge Foundation87.84%Berkeley
7New Life Recovery Centers Inc - Park Ave87.66%San Jose
8Alcoholism Center for Women87.45%Los Angeles
9Azure Acres Recovery Center87.44%Sebastopol
10Wellness Retreat Recovery Center87.29%San Jose
11Elevate Addiction Services - Santa Cruz87.25%Watsonville
12Newport Beach Addiction Recovery Center87.24%Newport Beach
13Sharp McDonald Center87.20%San Diego
14Tarzana Treatment Centers86.46%Long Beach
15Paradise Detox86.42%La Mesa
16Las Encinas86.39%Pasadena
17BHS - Redgate Memorial Recovery Center86.38%Long Beach
18New Dawn Treatment Centers86.34%Orangevale
19Anaheim Lighthouse 86.31%Anaheim
20Advent Group Ministries - St John Home86.26%Morgan Hill
21The Hills Treatment Center86.10%Los Angeles
22Hope by the Sea85.98%San Juan Capistrano
23Ohlhoff Recovery Programs85.97%San Francisco
24Authentic Recovery Center 85.85%Los Angeles
25River City Recovery Center Inc 85.74%Sacramento
26Cedar Point Recovery85.68%Sacramento
27Westwind Recovery85.57%Los Angeles
28Ocean Hills Recovery Inc85.48%Dana Point
29Phoenix House California85.44%Venice
30Pathways Recovery85.34%Roseville
31Laguna Treatment Hospital85.26%Aliso Viejo
32La Jolla Recovery85.18%San Diego
33AKUA Mind & Body - Women's Residential Treatment Program85.17%Costa Mesa
34California Behavioral Health85.16%Cathedral City
35Visions Teen - Malibu Treatment Center85.11%Malibu
36Hope Canyon Recovery85.08%San Diego
37New Life Recovery Centers Inc - North San Pedro Street85.07%San Jose
38Hemet Valley Recovery Center and Sage Retreat 85.03%Hemet
39CRASH - Golden Hill House II84.98%San Diego
40Epiphany Center84.89%San Francisco
41BeWell Recovery Los Angeles84.87%Sherman Oaks
42Soledad House84.86%San Diego
43Rise in Malbu Addiction Treatment84.85%Malibu
44ABC Recovery Center 84.82%Indio
45Crosspointe Recovery84.78%Sherman Oaks
46Addiction Recovery Center of Temecula 84.77%Temecula
47Beit T'Shuvah 84.74%Los Angeles
48Capo By The Sea84.71%Dana Point
49CNV Detox84.68%Los Angeles
50Inspire Malibu84.65%Agoura Hills
51Asana Recovery - Costa Mesa84.64%Costa Mesa
52McAlister Institute - Kiva Learning Center for Women and Children84.57%Lemon Grove
53Malibu Hills Treatment Center84.56%Malibu
54Lighthouse Treatment Center84.55%Anaheim
55California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Latino Recovery Home84.53%Los Angeles
56Casa Treatment Center 84.52%Pasadena
57California Highlands Addiction Treatment84.46%Banning
58CrossRoad Transitional84.42%Northridge
59Pacific Bay Recovery84.39%San Diego
60Free at Last 84.37%East Palo Alto
61L.A.CADA Allen House Residential Treatment Center84.32%Santa Fe Springs
62A Better Life Recovery 84.31%San Juan Capistrano
631 Method Center - Residential Treatment 84.30%Los Angeles
64Access Malibu84.28%Malibu
65Asian American Drug Abuse Program84.27%Los Angeles
66Villa Kali Ma84.23%Carlsbad
67Avalon Malibu84.22%Malibu
68Just One Recovery 84.21%Orange
69Inland Valley Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services - Upland Recovery Center84.19%Upland
70Seasons in Malibu84.17%Mailbu
71Adelante Recovery Center84.16%Corona del Mar
72Chabad Residential Treatment Center84.14%Los Angeles
73Advent Group Ministries - Residential Recovery Program84.12%San Jose
74Wildwood Recovery - Thousand Oaks84.10%Thousand Oaks
75Baker Places Inc - Acceptance Place84.03%San Francisco
76La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center83.89%Los Angeles
77Monarch Shores - San Juan Capistrano83.87%San Juan Capistrano
78Tarzana Treatment Centers Inc83.85%Los Angeles
79MFI Recovery Center - A Womens Place83.81%Riverside
80Alta Mira Recovery Programs83.77%Los Angeles
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METHODOLOGY
The third edition of the America's Best Addiction Treatment Centers ranking awards the leading addiction treatment centers in the U.S.
Facilities in the 25 states with the highest number of addiction treatment centers, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), were included in the survey. The states are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin.

The scope of facilities and states included in the survey are:

▸ Inpatient/residential and long-term addiction treatment centers were included in the ranking. Long-term programs required a minimum residency of 30 days. In a few selected cases, long-term was defined as a minimum residency of 28 days. Facilities that only offer outpatient or short-term addiction treatment services were excluded from the survey.
▸ The top 8-17% of facilities per state were awarded. This amount is based on the number of facilities within the specific state that meet the above-mentioned scope of requirements, and therefore varies by individual states.

The list is based on two data sources: a reputation score ( which is composed of a recommendation score and a quality score which together are 80 percent of the total score) and an accreditation score (20 percent of the total score).

The Reputation score

RECOMMENDATION SCORE
80 percent of total score is based on: Medical professionals and staff working in the management/administration of addiction treatment centers were asked to recommend leading addiction treatment centers in the U.S. From June to July 2022, Newsweek and Statista invited over 4,000 medical professionals (therapists, counselors, medical doctors) and managers/administrators who work in addiction treatment facilities to an online survey.
Participants were asked to recommend notable addiction treatment centers in their respective states. Recommendations for their own employers were not allowed.
Recommendations received different weights depending on the order in which they were given. Recommendations of addiction treatment centers that were stated as the best addiction treatment center in a state received a 33% higher weight than other recommended facilities.
Participants were also asked to assign a ranking position (e.g., Top 1, Top 2, Top 3, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, Top 50) to addiction treatment centers.
The recommendation score is 85 percent of the reputation score.

QUALITY SCORE
For each recommended addiction treatment center participants were asked to rate four quality dimensions on a scale from 1 ("Poor") to 10 ("Excellent").
1. Quality Score: 45%
2. Quality of follow-up care: 25%
3. Quality of Service: 15%
4. Accommodation & Amenities: 15%
The quality score is 15 percent of the reputation score.

ACCREDITATION SCORE
20 percent of total score is based on: Data on addiction treatment centers provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Nine types of accreditation were considered. Accreditation by each of the nine bodies was counted as 11 percent of the accreditation score.
The accrediting bodies are:
1: State substance abuse agency
2: State mental health department
3: State department of health
4: Hospital licensing authority
5: The Joint Commission
6: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
7: National Committee for Quality Assurance
8: Council on Accreditation
9: Healthcare Facilities
Accreditation Program All data was up to date through May 25, 2022. Further information about the accreditations can be found at the websites of the accrediting bodies.

The rankings are composed exclusively of facilities that are eligible regarding the scope described in this document. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data-collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last 12 months. Furthermore, events preceding or following the period July 19, 2021 to July 19, 2022 and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated/associated to the facilities were not included in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations.

The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about addiction treatment centers or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility. The quality of addiction treatment centers that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.


You can download the full methodology here.