Drug Rehab Centers in the United States

Last updated: 12 August 2022

Addicted.org, also known as Drug Rehab Services, is a family-owned business committed to helping individuals and their families across the United States find a drug rehab center that can help them overcome addiction and prevent substance use. The Addicted.org Team has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. We utilize this experience to provide comprehensive information and an up-to-date directory of life-changing services.


Addicted.org is not a drug rehab facility. Our goal is to help you find the services that are best for you or your loved one through our easy-to-navigate directory. We also have a confidential call center that can quickly help you assess what services can help you or your loved one.

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Marcel Gemme
Marcel Gemme

Our CEO Marcel Gemme has been working in the field of substance use and addiction recovery for over 20 years. He is a former counselor and is currently a certified Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist. With the help of his wife and daughters, Marcel built the Addicted.org directory from the ground up to combat addiction in the United States.


Rohit Adi

Our Medical Content Director, Rohit Adi M.D., has been practicing medicine for close to 30 years. He currently works as an ER doctor at Our Lady of the Lakes Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. On top of this, he is the Medical Director and co-owner of a long-term drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in Louisiana. His experience is second to none, and he uses this experience to ensure the medical information on our site is accurate and up to date.


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What is Drug Rehabilitation?

When is the last time you stopped and asked yourself this? As is the case with most words, we've been hearing them our whole lives and may have never looked up what the definition of it is.

Well, rehabilitation is the action, process, or result of the verb "rehabilitate," which Merriam Webster defines as "To restore to a former capacity; reinstate." This definition makes sense when looking at what helps a person addicted to drugs and what treatment should look like. At the end of the process, they would ideally be how they were before using drugs.

Rehabilitation can then be seen as the act of restoring an individual to the condition they were in before using drugs.

What Does Rehabilitation Look Like?

One of the keynotes of rehabilitation is that it restores a person's ability. Once they were able to function without drugs. They could hold a job, enjoy life, do a multitude of things, all of which evaporated as their downward spiral into addiction grew. But these abilities are not lost. And drug rehabilitation, which has as its core purpose the return of the ability to the individual, will always be a successful model.

It is essential to understand that rehabilitation from drug and alcohol use is unique to every individual. While excessive substance use needs to be handled, there are definitive levels of care and different services that are required depending on an individual's situation.

Let's look at the different drug rehab services available. We will explain what they are and who should utilize them.

The Drug Rehabilitation Journey

Below is a rehabilitation timeline. As you read through, make an honest assessment of where you or your loved one is at, this will help you find the best services for your situation.

Rehabilitation Step Explanation Who may need this service
Intervention (Pretreatment Step) This is used when an individual hasn't realized or admitted he has a substance use issue. The process of intervention helps someone who may be unwilling to start on their recovery journey. • Unwilling to get help
• Do not think they have a problem with drugs or alcohol
• Unable to be reached or located due to their continued drug use
Drug Detox and Medical Detox This is usually the first step for many individuals who seek rehabilitation. Continuous drug and alcohol use can cause physical dependence. When coming off the substance, the body goes through withdrawal that causes extreme discomfort and is sometimes life-threatening. Depending on the type(s) of drug(s) and length of use there are two kinds of detox, medical and non-medical. Both provide a comfortable environment where an individual can safely come off drugs and alcohol under the supervision of medical professionals. The difference is medical detox uses prescription-strength medications to assist an individual through the withdrawal process. While not all withdrawal is life-threatening, making someone more comfortable during the process may be the difference between going to treatment and sticking with it once they start. • Heavy alcohol users, Benzodiazepine users, & Opiate users (Medical)
• Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana users (Non-Medical)
• Individuals who are scared/unwilling to go to treatment due to fear of going through withdrawal
Inpatient Drug Rehab This involves staying at a center for an extended period and providing an environment conducive to recovery. Lengths of stay vary, but the goal is to remove someone from their environment so they can focus on recovery. During this time, individuals handle underlying issues that can lead to substance use and learn tools to help them cope on their own. • Individuals who have completed detox and are continuing their recovery journey
• People who want to stop but are unable to due to environmental factors
• For those who are abusing drugs and alcohol, a medical detox is not necessary
Outpatient Drug Rehab This involves visiting a facility a couple of times a week to help someone stop or prevent substance use. While participating in outpatient rehabilitation, individuals usually work one-on-one with counselors and do different group activities. This service can help reinforce what was learned during inpatient rehabilitation or help educate those making poor decisions. • Individuals who have completed inpatient rehab and are continuing their recovery journey
• People who cannot attend inpatient rehab because of work or other responsibilities
• Those who may be at high risk to acquire a substance use issue and have made poor decisions regarding drug and alcohol use

How to Achieve Rehabilitation

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation takes effort and quite a bit of time. It requires addressing the physical, mental, and often spiritual damage that drugs inflict on a person. This includes intensive work, which aims to resolve the underlying issues that the person is using drugs to cope with or solve. It also involves relapse prevention, which gives the person a new set of tools to handle life's problems rather than resorting to substances to escape.

Rehabilitation exists to give people their lives back. Settling for anything less cheats people out of the miracles achieved every day in rehabs across the country.

Addiction Services in Major U.S. Cities

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    There are no words that can explain how grateful I am to have gotten in touch with the representative who guided my family through the intervention we held for our mom. I felt the person who was guiding us really listened to us when we discussed topics whereas others who tried to help us wouldn't really give us the chance to be heard. The patience we had in our experience was amazing. Knowing you have someone on the line in case things don't go as planned was a very comforting feeling in helping our mom during such a sensitive time. For that I am incredibly grateful I have found this service, even during COVID where we did not have a representative at our house, having them on the phone felt like great support and what we needed at the time.

    Sophia A.

  • "He was empathetic to my needs and found a center that sounded incredibly affordable, even at my income..."

    I’m in the process of starting my journey, but I wanted to leave a compliment to the website and the person who assisted me on the phone. The website is very organized and the gentleman who assisted me was very knowledgeable. He seemed to know exactly what I was looking for. He was empathetic to my needs and found a center that sounded incredibly affordable, even at my income. He was also knowledgeable in describing the different vacates of facilities. Most importantly he didn’t haze me with technical terms. I truly appreciated his honest demeanor.


  • "I will forever remain grateful for the staff at Addicted.org who helped save my son's life..."

    All I wanted was to save my son’s life! By the time I called this site, I was at my complete wit's end with my sons’ addiction. The gentleman who answered my call had a genuine demeanor to his voice. You could tell that this man was passionate about helping individuals get into treatment and it wasn’t just a job for him. After explaining to him what I was going through with my son, not only did he give me words of advice and encouragement, but he gave me hope that there is help out and my son will pull through just fine. Long story short, this man did indeed ensure that my son got into one of the best treatment centers in the country. I will forever remain grateful for the staff at Addicted.org who helped save my son's life.

    Janice R.

  • "I feel confident when directing clients to this website..."

    I have been using Addicted.Org as a resource to help my clients at Newman Interventions for nearly 15 years and I can always count on this website as a trusted source for addiction treatment options. Families and addicts and addicts themselves need to know they are in good hands and I feel confident when directing clients to this website as I know they only recommend the best treatment options.

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    My cousin went from an honor roll student with scholarships to 3 major colleges to a struggling functioning addict living on the streets. I started googling nationwide options when I came across Addicted.org. I talked to a woman who has been getting individuals into treatment for years and she understood everything I was going through with my cousin Eric. She made some calls and got Eric into a long-term treatment center outside of state lines. Eric told me that the center he was in helped him more in the first month he was there than all other rehabs he had been to over the last 6 years. I knew then I made the right decision contacting Addicted.org.

    Ryan G.

    Newcastle, WA
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    My daughter was at a point where she was alone with no support because everyone but myself had given up on her because of all the damage done. I decided to call the 800-number listed on the site and I am very glad I did so. The young man I spoke to was not in a hurry to just get my information and get me off the phone, but he showed a sincere concern for my daughter and her situation. Within a few hours, my daughter had a flight booked and a spot available at a treatment center that was top of the line! I am very glad that I reached out to Addicted.org because the daughter I knew years ago is finally back and I can breathe easy knowing that she is safe and making major steps into having a wonderful life for herself and her children.

    Jeffrey G.

  • "I am forever grateful for the help and guidance my family got from them..."

    My mom has been an alcoholic for my whole life. It hit a point where our family was falling apart and we didn’t know what to do. We would address the problem but never knew how to take the next step and actually do something about it. After all those years of worrying and trying to figure out what to do, it wasn’t until we reached out to a specialist to guide us and successfully get my mom the help she desperately needed. I urge everyone who feels lost to know it is ok to ask for help, since realizing that was the turning point for my family to take action and save my mom’s life. I am forever grateful for the help and guidance my family got from them.

    Talmage A.