With locations in both Malibu and West Los Angeles, Promises offers convenient options for celebs like Ben Affleck and Robert Downey Jr. to clean up their acts between gigs. Although both facilities pale in comparison to the typical celebrity mansion, the finished interiors and peaceful grounds offer a quiet backdrop for an intensive, specialized retreat while offering amenities like Jacuzzis, private tennis courts, and gourmet chefs, that most A-listers have come to expect. Guests must contact Promises' admissions for rate quotes.
The Betty Ford Clinic
Almost 30 years ago, the former First Lady collaborated with friend Ambassador Leonard Firestone to establish what is considered the keystone in high-end addiction treatment. With alumni including Elizabeth Taylor, Ozzy Osbourne, Kelsey Grammer, Drew Barrymore, and Jay-Z, the Betty Ford Clinic has set the standard for attracting the Hollywood elite. With the standard 30-day treatment priced at $25,000, the average patient will need a star's salary to consider the program!
Needing help on the other side of the pond? This British psychiatric hospital predates the Betty Ford Clinic by over a century, offering serious evaluation and treatment for disorders ranging from alcohol abuse to sex addiction. Needless to say, The Priory has housed a number of notable guests over the years, including Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, and even Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones. Although the cost of living in London is high, a month's stay at the Priory goes for the bargain price of approximately $18,000 USD.
This one-on-one treatment facility offers "Exclusive European-Style Treatment" for (wealthy) patients who require life counseling where mere substance abuse is not the primary obstacle to the patient's well-being. This approach must have been adopted after Courtney Love went through the center, which offers plush, private bedrooms with the brilliant Laguna Beach sea view. All serious candidates must contact the organization for rates.
This Malibu center offers a holistic approach to rehabilitation, while providing personal detox treatment, addiction counseling in intimate group settings, acupuncture and hypnosis treatment, luxurious private bedrooms for patients, a professional team of chefs, and even life purpose consultations while kayaking. Having housed B-listers Natasha Lyonne and Lindsay Lohan's ex- boyfriend, Brandon Davis, Passages offers more of a SoCal resort vibe than a rehab center, especially with a price tag of $30,000 a month!
Looking to recovery in a tropical paradise? Eric Clapton's Crossroads in Antigua provides the perfect setting for celebrities. With abundant palm trees, aqua waters, and tranquil sea breezes, it's no wonder the center has attracted sirens Whitney Houston and Britney Spears. The $21,500 fee for the standard month's stay might just be worth the seclusion in this island retreat, and the treatment of course...
The Meadows Clinic
Some stars looking to dry out opt for this Arizona desert retreat, which isn't quite the oasis of recovery that one might expect. Sun to spare and breathtaking canyon views are the only luxuries afforded to guests, including alums Kate Moss, Eric Benet, Robbie Williams, and Mike Tyson. According to MailOline.com, "The Meadows denies patients any luxuries. Magazines, TV, newspapers, drugs, alcohol, caffeine and sugar are all banned." With a price tag nearing $33,000 per month, let's hope that the treatment itself is stellar.
The Caron Foundation
With locations in upstate New York and rural Pennsylvania, The Caron Foundation offers private quarters for guests in either of the mansion retreats. Although the centers are coed, treatment for men and women are offered separately. This approach, costing $13,500 a month, worked for Liza Minnelli and former Miss USA, Tara Conner.
Cottonwood de Tucson
Treating a number of disorders including depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders, this center just outside of Tucson offers guests traditional counseling services as well as Eastern-influenced courses including martial arts and yoga. Although initially designed as a twelve-step program for military officers, this spacious facility has attracted the likes of Ginger Spice (aka Geri Halliwell) and Mr. Bean (aka Rowan Atkinson). Spend a month at Cottonwood for a mere $15,000.
Located at the foothills of the Uinta National Forest in Utah, this center specializing primarily in addiction treatment. Although guests share bedrooms and are denied modern luxuries including the use of their cell phones or laptops, the center has still attracted stars including Eva Mendes, Lindsay Lohan, and Mary Kate Olson. Rates can be obtained by contacting the lodge admissions.