If you’ve been looking into treatment for alcohol addiction—first of all, bravo! We applaud this brave decision of yours and we support you completely. Even better, we want to help you understand your options.

While researching your options, you’ve probably heard the term “luxury addiction treatment” passed around. If so, you probably have a lot of questions.

Is luxury alcohol addiction treatment better? How is it different than regular rehabilitation programs? Are all of these luxury programs the same?

We have the answers to these and all other questions you have about luxury alcohol rehab. To learn all about it, keep reading.

What is Luxury Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

So, how is luxury alcohol addiction treatment different from other alcohol rehab programs? Really, the difference can be just about anything.

That’s the point of luxury rehab vs normal rehab. The “luxury” part just implies any way that the rehab program sets itself apart by going above and beyond the standard treatment.

For the most part, these luxury programs act as sort of a therapeutic vacation in addition to aiding rehabilitation. Here are a few examples of what this might look like.

Nature Therapy

Often, the great outdoors provides the perfect setting for luxury rehab. This makes patients very far removed from alcohol for the duration of the program.

It also removes them from their routine life that normally includes a cycle of alcoholism. It’s like getting a fresh start on their new life of sobriety.

And it’s a lot more relaxing than a fluorescent-lit hospital room. This eases patients through the painful processes of detox/learning to cope without alcohol.

Plus, patients will be in the care of medical rehabilitation professionals the whole time. They’ll provide all the experienced counsel and medical care that detoxing patients need.

Animal-Assisted Therapy

Some nature-oriented luxury rehab programs even go as far as to include animals to assist in therapy. These often resemble a “close animal encounter” tourist package you might pay extra for at a zoo. Many of these programs include dolphin encounters, for example.

Another example is horseriding. This can be introduced as a new, therapeutic activity as an alternative to the patient’s alcohol addiction.

A Therapeutic “Spa”

Other luxury programs offer more spa-like treatment. Living quarters are like a cross between a dorm and a 5-star hotel.

This provides the same level of comfort and round-the-clock care as the outdoor retreat luxury rehab setting. There will be many forms of relaxing therapy available like aquatic therapy or massages. These are provided to make the start of sober life a comfortable, enjoyable experience.

What Can You Expect From Luxury Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

As you’d implied by the word “luxury,” you can expect a higher level of comfort and unique amenities from luxury rehab. These amenities are what you might expect from a nice hotel, including:

  • Private rooms
  • Friendly, attentive staff
  • Chef-prepared cuisine
  • Fitness and/or swimming area

As you’d also expect, these programs cost more than standard rehab programs. Prices vary greatly between all these luxury options. They’re intended mainly for those who generally have an above-average income.

In addition to the luxury amenities, it’s important to remember that these programs still function as rehabilitation treatment. That means you can expect the more standard aspects of rehab as well. Here’s a quick overview of what this looks like.

Initial Assessment

The first step in any rehab is the initial assessment. This is where rehab professionals ask the patient questions about their alcohol use and their lifestyle to determine what type/level of care they need. This assessment may also include medical tests like blood or urine samples.


Despite the added comfort of luxury rehab, don’t be mislead. That is, rehab is not going to be easy or comfortable no matter what. And one of the most unfortunate parts is detox.

This is the initial period of abstinence from alcohol that results in multiple withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Shakiness
  • Changes to heart-rate and/or blood pressure
  • Excess sweating
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety/depression

Withdrawal from extreme alcohol abuse may also come with temporary hallucinations.

The duration of alcohol withdrawal depends on the severity of the patient’s alcohol abuse. Typically, this period is for the most part over in two weeks’ time.

It may, however, take a month or longer. It could also take only a few days.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Counseling by a professional therapist is another necessary part of any rehabilitation program. Patients can expect one-on-one sessions with a personal therapist to train their mind and body out of alcohol dependence.

This usually involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT teaches the patient strategies to curb cravings and restructure their life routine to avoid temptation altogether. This is not only important for breaking free from addiction but also for staying free once the program is complete.

Group Therapy

Additionally, most rehab programs involve group support as well. This helps patients draw strength from each other while they struggle together.

Luxury rehab can make the bond these patients share even stronger. Specifically, after working through their problems together, they can enjoy recreation together, too.

Free Yourself From Alcohol Addiction Today

Now that you know more about your treatment options, you can make an informed choice. Would luxury alcohol addiction treatment serve you best? Or does regular rehab seem like the more sensible option?

In either case, there is a way you can break free—lots of ways, actually! So don’t delay. Research your many options, find the one that’s best for you, and check-in as soon as possible.

And now, we want to make choosing the right rehab program even easier. Call today.