Alternative to Meds Center

40 Goodrow Lane, Sedona, Arizona, 86336

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Our treatments are strategically designed to correct both addiction and mental health issues. We address the physical, emotional and spiritual facets of each individual to create the proper stage for lasting recovery. We understand the medical and biochemical causes of mental health symptoms and addiction, and we treat these underlying problems with scientifically proven methods of integrated treatment. Lack of brain balancing nutrients, toxic drugs and other poisons we may have accumulated over a lifetime can create drug and alcohol cravings as well as interrupt the balance of brain chemicals that are normally associated with a healthy mental state. We not only address this balance with customized top-shelf programs for nutrition and detoxification but also with medication tapering, counseling, exercise and yoga, supplementation, organic diets, acupuncture, colonics, and other environmental medicine therapies.

Facility Highlights

  • Medication Withdrawal Tapering
  • Antidepressant Withdrawal and Medication Tapering
  • Antipsychotic Withdrawal and Medication Tapering

Specialization

  • Detox
    Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
  • Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
    Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.

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Bob

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Our son recently completed a program at Alternative to Meds Center. He had previously been to seven previous programs, but ATMC was the program that really made a difference for him. He was able to get off of a toxic combination of meds that had put him on an intolerable roller coaster. He also became a lot healthier with the diet, exercise, supplements, and sauna. The kindness and compassion of the staff, together with the social opportunities afforded by the other residents, helped him develop him gain confidence and a more positive self-image. By the end of the program, we felt like we had our son back.

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Horrible experience. The center promises medical support, which in reality is a daytime only nurse and one hard-to-reach doctor. The carers are young students with little to no experience. The rooms are clean but there is no way to signal for help if needed. No phone, intercom, etc. If you fall, go unconscious, whatever, you will only be discovered by chance for there are no regular check-ups by staff. The food was nicely prepared but dry. They got me off of my antidepressant but then forcibly discharged me when my mental illness returned. What did they think was going to happen once I was off of the antidepressant?? It was a total waste of $25,000.

Gordie

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ATMC transformed my life. I showed up a complete mess on 2 different antipsychotics. I had visited 5 psych wards prior to admittance and been labels bipolar, schizophrenic, manic depressed, and a few more. I had also been a drug addict for 3 years prior to my psychotic episodes and done some brain damage. ATMC and their expert staff helped me slowly taper off the medications and rebalance my brain and body chemistry. It has since been a decade since I graduated and I owe most of my success to the staff of ATMC. I now have over a decade clean and sober with zero medication. This would have never been possible without their help. Invest in yourself. Invest in your future. There is no better program on the planet to assist you getting off or minimizing medication to create the best life for yourself. You got this.

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My son suffered from depression and anxiety secondary to (undiagnosed) left side weakness and associated complications. This went on for over 10 years, and he felt hopeless. He tried multiple things to relieve the physical and psychological pain, to no avail. We came from out of state to visit him and knew we couldn’t leave him in the condition we found him. He was deeply depressed. We thank God we found ATMC. I am happy to say that it’s been a year and his life has completely turned around. This is the son I remember...he is intelligent, kind and productive. He has hope and is moving forward with his life. When we call, he actually answers the phone. I am not sick with worry wondering if he is ok. I know that no one thing works for everyone. That is true of any treatment or medication. Our son went to ATMC at a time in his life when he was ready for it, and it was a godsend. Their approach of nutritional supplements, diet, exercise and multiple therapies helped him find his way out of a very dark place. The staff was wonderful in communicating with us, and each time I talked to him on the phone during his stay I could hear the hope and joy in his voice. It’s like he found himself, with the help of the amazing staff at ATMC. He is a joy to talk to and be around; he is the amazing person I knew was still inside him. We are very grateful indeed.

J.H.

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This was perhaps one of the worst experiences of my life. I went to ATMC with incredible hopes of getting well. I went there having to take no regular daily meds. As soon as I got there they started pumping me full of vitamins, thousands of times more than the government RDA. I went from sleeping 6 hours a night to 1-2 hours a night. The vitamin regiment is not nearly tailored to the individual and they give everyone basically the same number of vitamins. The detox shop was yet another place to get tons of more vitamins in the hopes you'd sweat it out in the 1-2 hour daily sauna. After about 10 days of this I nearly lost it and then they started me in on the meds, general psychiatric meds. By the time I left ATMC I was on 4 daily prescription meds and it turned out to be an absolute nightmare. However, this was the most ineffective waist of money I ever spent. I am now out $25,000 and am trying to recover now that I am home from all that went on there. Please do your homework before you go and check it out in person. 3 people left right in the middle of their stay while I was there, so I was not the only one whom this program did not work for. I would never have never gone had I known what would have happened there.
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