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Types of Private Accommodations in Rehab

Grace Ogren
 March 15th, 2024|   Clinically Reviewed by 
Dr. Malasri Chaudhery-Malgeri, Ph.D.

Key Points

  • Rehabs have multiple levels and types of accommodation.
  • You can attend low, mid, executive, or luxury-level rehabs.
  • Your preferred accommodations can complement your recovery journey.

Not every rehab has the same accommodations—in some, you’ll share a room with multiple people; in others, you could have a whole villa to yourself. It all depends on where you go and what kind of accommodations you feel you need for your recovery.

The more private and luxurious your accommodations, the more expensive costs of care usually are. You’ll find different forms of accommodation across various tiers of rehabs, from state-funded to top-of-the-line, private luxury.

Low-Level Rehabs (Inexpensive Rehabs or State-Funded Rehabs)

State-funded, inexpensive, or free rehabs typically have simpler accommodations. These facilities may welcome those who have been court-ordered into rehab or those who need care but can’t afford it. If you don’t have health insurance, paying for rehab can sometimes be difficult. Low-level rehabs can be a viable answer for many.

Staying at these centers still provides treatment that can be invaluable. You can still access evidence-based therapies, like 12-Step meetings, and have group therapy during your stay. These facilities typically have a higher staff-to-patient ratio, and a small variety of care options. Treatment plans may be impersonal and the same for every patient. You’ll likely receive cafeteria-style meals that aren’t able to accommodate dietary needs due to budget constraints and low staffing.

Usually, you’ll share a bedroom with 2+ roommates. You’ll have a simple bed, a place to put your clothes, and maybe a desk or side table. You’ll likely share a bathroom and showers with others in treatment. Free or low-cost facilities will also have simpler living spaces and therapy rooms; they’ll focus more on functionality than looks.

Mid-Level Rehabs

Mid-level rehabs are typically centers that accept insurance and have room in their budget for more individualized care and nicer accommodations. They may accept Medicare and Medicaid, along with private insurance and non-insurance payments.

A mid-level rehab will usually have a lower staff-to-patient ratio and be able to provide individual therapy, plus an individualized treatment plan for each client. You may also be able to access further care options, like outpatient, after you complete residential treatment.

Mid-level rehabs may also have detox on site. You might learn life skills and have help getting back into work or school, too. Meals will likely be fresh and prepared with dietary restrictions in mind. You’ll eat with your peers in a dining hall and practice socializing without using substances.

In a mid-level rehab, you’ll most likely share a room with at least one other person. You can expect comfortable beds and bedding and rooms that have a few decorations or homey touches. You’ll share a bathroom with your roommates. You’ll likely have a dresser and a couple chairs in your shared room.

The facility may also have amenities like a pool, a small fitness room with a few pieces of equipment, and outdoor spaces. 

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Executive Rehabs

Executive rehabs feature personalized care that addresses addiction and its underlying causes. They’ll have more resources available to treat addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions like trauma. You may also have access to specialized treatments like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), brainmapping, biofeedback, and cryotherapy. In some cases, executive rehabs could offer alternative treatments like psilocybin, ketamine, and other psychedelics (depending on legality in their state/country).

Executive rehabs typically provide a full continuum of care, too. This means detox, residential treatment, and one or more levels of outpatient care. They’ll often stay connected with you for a long time after you leave, either through periodic check-ins or through a robust alumni program. 

You’ll have the option of a private or shared room at an executive rehab, with private rooms available for an extra cost ($1,000-3,000+). In shared and private rooms, you’ll enjoy spacious and well-decorated rooms designed with comfort in mind. Private rooms typically have an ensuite bathroom, or you’ll share a large bathroom with your roommate. 

Amenities at an executive rehab could include a pool, a well-stocked gym, a yoga/meditation room, a library, and chef-prepared meals. You’ll have access to snacks, coffee, and tea, along with nutritional counseling. 

As the name implies, many executive rehabs cater to the needs of executive professionals. You’ll typically have partial or full access to electronics (depending on your needs and treatment plan) to maintain crucial work responsibilities. The private nature of executive rehabs makes them a good choice for professionals needing discretion, like pilots, lawyers, doctors, and C-level executives.

Executive rehabs commonly accept private insurance and private payments and do not accept Medicare and Medicaid.  

Luxury Rehabs

Luxury rehabs have the look and feel of a high-end resort. You’ll receive personalized treatment plans and typically have access to whatever treatment modalities you need—some luxury rehabs only welcome one client at a time for highly personalized care. A care team collaborates frequently to tailor your recovery and continuously meet your needs. Luxury rehabs often provide detox, residential treatment, and a form of outpatient care.

Luxury rehabs are usually in a unique location, like on an island or a private countryside estate. Some ultra luxury rehabs provide all their services on a yacht or a private island. You’ll have a spacious room and bathroom to yourself (sometimes, you may have a villa or home completely to yourself). All meals will be chef-prepared and aligned to your individual nutritional needs. You’ll likely have access to your phone and laptop at set hours.

Treatment at a luxury rehab addresses all areas of your mind, body, and spirit for a highly comprehensive experience. Your treatment team may work with outside providers to make sure you get the exact treatment you need. This could include medical specialists, life coaches, personal trainers, and more. 

Luxury rehab amenities include spa rooms, indoor/outdoor pools, saunas, gyms, luxury bedding and furniture, well-designed spaces, theater rooms, and well-appointed outdoor areas with walking trails, beach access (location dependent), and sport courts. 

Benefits of Private Accommodations in Rehab

Private accommodations offer multiple benefits for recovery and personal growth. Not everyone will thrive in a private setting, and that’s okay. For example, those who’d like to build relationships and grow close to their peers in recovery may prefer shared accommodations.  

For those who would like private accommodations, they can expect benefits like these:

  • Privacy. You have a room and bathroom to yourself; you don’t have to share your space.
  • Space to Unwind. You can completely relax in your own space and reflect on what you learned each day.
  • Peace and Quiet. Since you have a room to yourself, you won’t have to worry about noise from a roommate. This can be especially helpful for light sleepers. 
  • Highly Personalized Treatment. In some luxury rehabs, you’ll have an entire villa or home to yourself and a treatment team dedicated solely to your success. And in general, the fewer patients a rehab center admits, the more personalized your care will be.

Find an Addiction Rehab

Many rehabs offer private accommodations, ranging from a bedroom to yourself to a bespoke villa. Private accommodations can help the recovery journey for some, but they’re not always necessary. You may find a roommate and other shared accommodations align better with your recovery needs. 
To find an addiction rehab, browse our list of centers and see photos, reviews, insurance information, and more. 

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