Keeping Up With the Joneses: World's Priciest Rehab Palaces

Passages MalibuThe rich, powerful and addicted are often willing to pay big bucks to get clean and sober -- but just how much? DailyFinance checked out three of the priciest dry-out retreats in the world. One month's bill at any of the following would be enough to scare many of us straight. (Note that the list in no way rates the facilities' effectiveness.)

1. Passages Malibu in California charges $88,500 for one month of habit-kicking that includes hypnotherapy, massage and a room for arts and crafts. There's even a stage. (Isn't that what landed some of these showbiz types here in the first place?) If you're feeling thrifty, you can bunk with a roommate for $67,500. David Hasselhoff, Mel Gibson, Pauly Shore, Stephen Baldwin, Andy Dick, Mischa Barton, Brandon Davis and Marc Jacobs have reportedly slept here.

2. The Sanctuary in Byron Bay, Australia, offers beachfront bungalows, acupuncture, yoga and meditation for a less-than-soothing $100,000 Australian ($93,958 U.S.) a month, according to Australia Women's Weekly. Bad-girl model Kate Moss is among the fab crowd to have checked in, perhaps lured in part by the private limo and chef.

3. Where else can you refine your tennis game and break serve on substance abuse -- all for up to $90,000 a month? Promises in Malibu boasts 580-thread-count sheets and a celebrity guest list rich in Q rating: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Ben Affleck, Robert Downey Jr., Britney Spears, Diana Ross and Matthew Perry. Sounds like an ideal spot for recovering producers.

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Even though four weeks at the former Beau Monde (now Prive Swiss) could run $96,000 a month for a private floor, the space is reportedly booked year-round. These deluxe detoxes in Southern California and Connecticut serve up haute cuisine and stunning views, but clients are really paying for privacy. When was the last time you heard about your favorite train-wreck celebrity checking in here? The cost is often more to the taste of industry and Wall Street titans, who have both the over-the-top wealth and jobs that demand a low-profile recovery. Plus, there are only a few residents at a time, decreasing the potential for patients to tattle on their fellow guests. The place hasn't completely avoided tabloid attention, however. Nicole Richie stayed at the Beau Monde for an eating disorder, and actor/rocker Courtney Love battled the Beau over an unpaid $180,000 bill.

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85 grand ,I feel that the subjects should try a more rational way of dealing with what ever afflicts them. Perhaps saving some of that money and applying it towards their next relapse.

June 07 2011 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


June 07 2011 at 10:35 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

passages is a place that can not be explained, i know the facility quite well , it is an amazing for so many reason , my experience there was truly an amazing leap of faith.chris and pax are doing something that other treatment centers can not provide .i drove chris and pax crazy maybe my first few days there. lol i refer to him as the wizard of oz, if he reads he knows exactly who this is .and i have thanked him so many times, ,, thanks a million lol

June 07 2011 at 8:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

AA and NA don't cost a dime.

June 05 2011 at 11:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

passages is the biggest, phoniest establishment out there. they hire the unemployable that have sold their souls to the devil. they drug their addicts. they pay off the politicians so no one will touch them. they are the devil. they prey on the vulnerable! go to hell chris and pax! there is a spot waiting for both of you.

June 05 2011 at 7:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Those cry baby celebrities spend more on their addiction than they do on rehab, so who gives a **** how much they have spend to get clean, also there are a lot of places for them to get treatment. Most of the high priced rehabs love the rich junkies.

June 05 2011 at 3:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hell's fire, these 'rich' folks are just being taken for their money. Come on up to my Oregon ranch and I'll get ya off your subtances with good ole ranch work and fresh air. No TV; No Limo's; No Cell Phones; NO Computers; No internet. Ya'all will go home as if you are Teddy Roosevelt. Fit, firm and at least ten years younger...and no additictions to deal with. Sounds great, don't it. We charge $200/day including chuck-wagon meals; all the clear, clean water you can drink; pleanty of God's animals to commune with and much more. No Smoking, No Booze, No drugs. So if ya are ready to give up Wine, Woman and, ah, forget the singing part, come on up.

June 05 2011 at 12:34 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply