ABOUT THE SANCTUARY AT SEDONA
Describing itself on its website as an “integrative addiction recovery and trauma healing center,” the Sanctuary at Sedona, located in Cornville, Ariz., offers treatment for adult men and women who are struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Medical detoxification is not offered on-site, though the facility will direct individuals to local detoxification providers. Within the state, the Sanctuary at Sedona is among 22.9 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that offer residential, non-hospital care and among 58.9 percent with programs for clients with co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to its website, the Sanctuary at Sedona offers a holistic program that combines evidence-based practices with ancient wisdom and healing practices. The facility does not adhere to the 12-step model of recovery. Clients typically stay 30 days, although some residents may participate longer in the residential program.
Treatment gets to the root cause of a client’s addiction through spiritual counseling, energy psychology, and energy medicine therapies. Trauma focused, the program offers a range of holistic offerings, including yoga, exercise, meditation, breathwork, and expression therapy. Medication management is also available to those struggling with co-occurring mental health disorders.
Clients engage in emotional and behavioral counseling along with education about the science of addiction recovery. They participate in individual, group, and family therapy. In addition, residents participate in an organic superfood program, nutritional counseling, and a brain supplemental protocol.
The Sanctuary at Sedona is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health as an Adult Residential Behavioral Health Facility. According to its website, the center offers a staff to client ratio of 1:1. The facility employs a psychiatrist, licensed counselors, a registered nurse, yoga teachers, licensed massage therapists, an addiction nutritionist, and chef.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Sanctuary at Sedona is, in its words, “intimate and very private” with “simple yet elegant,” and “comfortable” and “safe” accommodations. It emphasizes the small size of its client population and, although the facility does not indicate the exact number, a Rehabs.com reviewer reported the facility treats 10 clients as a time.
The center is settled within a national forest, and clients have access to WiFi and reside in private or double bedrooms with adjoining showers. Sheets are 300-400 count Egyptian cotton; and bath towels and robes are described as “spa quality.”
Common rooms are available for reading and watching movies. The campus also includes a fire ceremony pit, meditation room, greenhouse, and outdoor seating. A chef prepares meals for clients daily.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, four alumni submitted extremely positive impressions to Rehabs.com about their experience at the Sanctuary at Sedona. Each of these former clients used highly complimentary and impactful words to describe their life-changing transformation, such as “profoundly,” “pivotal,” “impeccable,” and “amazing.”
They appreciated the individual attention they received; highly qualified staff, many of whom had dealt with trauma and addiction on their own; holistic healing; and caring and warmth that permeated the environment.
“The staff are unique in their shamanic approach and their own stories. Some have a very personal experience with trauma and addiction, while others are there to share and guide via their spiritual practices,” one alum wrote, while another added: “I not only can say that this facility changed my life , but it also change the way I perceived myself and everyone in the world. World class facility!!!”
On secondary sites, the facility also received highly favorable feedback to date: 11 perfect five-star ratings on Google and four out of five stars based on eight reviews on Yelp.   Comments on these sites reflected those submitted to Rehabs.com and may even overlap in small part. Former clients reported having achieved life-changing results, extraordinary staff, and breathtaking amenities.
Some referred to the facility as “sacred” and more, such as Aaron on Google, who wrote: “This place is absolutely magical… and my experience there was one of the most healing and transformative experiences of my life. The program is like no other and the staff become your family.”
The Sanctuary at Sedona does not accept Medicare or Medicare. However, it works with “other insurance companies and with a leading insurance billing company to get the most benefits possible” for clients’ treatment. The center also works individually with self-pay clients.
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