Advertising Criteria

We recognize that people will have different treatment paths, so we list a variety of treatment providers from ultra luxury destination rehab centers to affordable outpatient centers that accept insurance.

We assess each provider based upon our own research, information submitted by the provider to us and information in government databases.

Amenities and Accommodations

At minimum, centers must have comfortable, clean, and safe environments for all facilities related to the treatment experience (e.g., clinical facilities and residences).

We consider centers to be more luxurious the more amenities they have—such as a swimming pool, access to nature, and gourmet meals—and the more comfortable their accommodations are, such as beautiful interiors, housekeeping, and en suite bathrooms.

Qualified Staff

Centers must employ qualified staff respective to a person’s position. For example, we expect to see a Clinical Director with years of experience, formal training, and license(s) related to addiction and mental health treatment.

Rounded Clinical Program

Since some people may find certain treatment approaches and therapies work better for them than others, we include a variety of centers. For example, treatment approaches range from 12-Step and holistic to evidence-based and individualized, just to name a few.

Typically, through the lens of the core treatment philosophy, higher quality centers offer a multifaceted set of therapies and their therapists have many therapies in their “tool box” to help clients with addiction and mental health needs. A well-rounded clinical program is a key consideration for inclusion on

Utmost Respect and Confidentiality

Centers must respect clients, and part of that respect is maintaining client privacy and confidentiality.