Rainbow’s End Recovery Center

Rainbow's End Recovery Center Challis Idaho

Rainbow’s End Recovery believes in providing addiction treatment to clients rather than punishing them. We understand the challenges faced when uprooted from daily life, so we offer a comfortable and home-like environment for addiction treatment. Our non-institutional, residential setting helps clients relax and feel at ease, allowing them to fully participate in their recovery journey. Our individualized treatment plans, holistic care, and a range of experiential activities ensure that clients receive personalized and effective care that promotes lifelong sobriety.


Rainbow’s End Recovery Center (RERC) is located in the mountains of central Idaho, situated on the banks of the Salmon River. We offer residential treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.


Our program provides individualized treatment that addresses the mind, body, and spirit. We incorporate various approaches to recovery, including the 12-Steps. Treatment is available in 30-, 60-, or 90-day packages.

Residents participate in bookwork, seminars, individual and group counseling, animal-assisted therapy, and fly fishing in the Salmon River at least twice a week. Clients also have weekly meetings with a psychiatrist, or more frequently if needed. For those who require it, we offer seminars on life skills such as budgeting, bill paying, résumé writing, and housework. Any additional medical requirements are arranged through local practitioners.

We provide educational curriculum and counseling for families and encourage them to visit their loved ones on a monthly basis.

All clients leave with an aftercare program, which may include further meetings with mental health professionals or sober support. Successful graduates are entitled to a three-day, two-night refresher stay at no extra cost.


At RERC, clients have access to a psychiatrist, and we are proud to have qualified therapists. Our staff members have received excellent ratings in terms of their level of training and experience.


Our facility can accommodate up to 15 clients in semi-private rooms located in gender-separate residences. The décor style at Rainbow’s End portrays a rustic and cabin-like atmosphere. Meals, created by a dietitian, are served using local, organic produce.

We offer a variety of outdoor pursuits, including fly fishing, hiking in the nearby mountain range, rafting, picnicking, and gardening. Residents have access to exercise equipment and can participate in yoga and Pilates classes. Massage and hot rock therapy are available for an additional fee.

All of our accommodations have received five-star ratings from the individuals who provided feedback.


All alumni reviews received thus far have been positive. Our alumni have given us five-star ratings for the overall quality of our individual and group counseling, as well as our holistic and leisure offerings.

Praise has been recurring for our peaceful setting and dedicated staff. One alumna wrote, “The location is amazing, the food is five-star quality, and the rooms are wonderful.” Another alumna mentioned, “Very peaceful and the staff is like family.” One alumna expressed, “Constant support and true love and care are what make this place above the rest. My experience was amazing and the one-on-one tailoring to my individual needs was phenomenal.”


Of the two reviews received from friends and family, one was positive and the other was negative. A.E.M. gave us positive ratings for staff support and family involvement. They stated, “Helped my family member out.” However, K.J. had a negative experience, sharing, “I rate this recovery center a negative 100. As my family member came home $31,000 later, and had only traded one addiction for another.”


The staff members polled by Best-rehabs.com have both indicated that they would recommend RERC to their family and friends. C.M. gave the facility positive ratings in most evaluated treatment metrics, praising its marketing/PR honesty, prioritization of clients’ interests, and its staff’s experience and treatment credentials. The other reviewer had mixed opinions, giving lower ratings in these categories. C.M. described the facility as a “good place to recover.”


We accept insurance, and financial assistance is available. All reviewers agreed that the treatment was worth the cost.

Updated April 2017

Services provided by Rainbow’s End Recovery Center

Service Setting

  • Outpatient
  • Residential
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Type of Care

  • Detox
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Martix Model
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • Detoxification

  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
  • Cocaine Detoxification
  • Opioid Detoxification
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Department Of Health
  • The Joint Commission
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Rainbow’s End Recovery Center Reviews

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  • Absolutely wonderful facility and staff! Best experience of my life!Location, amenities, small size staff! Lack of good close 12 step meetings to attend
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    Counseling was somewhat effective- but Dr pushed Suboxone - which is a drug all in itself. Also arrangements were made for payments and they tried to charge Finance Charges when they initially informed me they would not.
    Me and my Mother in law put my wife into Rainbows end for help with alcoholism !st week in there ! of the other paients snuck in some booze got my wife drunk till she blacked out and had sex with her. Now shes my Ex wife some rehab huhh
    I would just like to make it clear to the public that rainbows end recovery center is a joke. I did not attend this recovery center personally but recently attended one myself. A family member was there for over the 28 days and came home on numerous medications prescribed from the doctor. He/she seems not to function properly on the medications. During the stay, my family member and I felt that there could have been more supervision to the clients. I rate this recovery center a negative 100. As my family member came home $31,000 later, and had only traded one addiction for another.
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  • Rainbows End Recovery Center made the recovery process enjoyable. The location is amazing, the food is five star quality, the rooms are wonderful; I called my bed a nest. The owner is remarkable, and will settle for nothing less than the best for her clients! A truly wonderful recovery experience. Still sober and loving every minute of life. Everyone with or without an addiction, should go for a visit to Rainbows End Recovery Center!
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  • This facility is completely client based. You get to choose what you focus on and even recommend group topics. Always friendly staff and availability of counselors was 24/7. Even after leaving treatment we can call and talk to a counselor and the director will take your calls, texts and emails to help after you leave. They celebrate our sober milestones by sending a personal RERC chip with a card from the staff and counselors. Constant support and true love and care are what make this place above the rest. I have already recommended people to go there and they even make accommodations for those flying in from other places to be picked up from the airport. My experience was amazing and the one on one tailoring to my individual needs was phenomenal. It prepares you in multiple facets to enter the real world after treatment.
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  • I have a lot of mental issues along with alcoholism. They helped me get information and learn tools for both issues. I am a hard case and they never gave up on me! Very peaceful and the staff is like family.
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  • Really helped me recover
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  • helped my family member out
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    Good place to recover
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    Size, individualized treatment, EMDR, physical plant, nutrition, counseling staff