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The Sanctuary at Sedona

2605 South Cactus Road, Cornville, Arizona, 86325
The Sanctuary at Sedona takes a non-12-Step approach to drug and alcohol addiction, offering a holistic 4-step recovery program that encompasses healing of the body, mind, soul and spirit. Combining innovative techniques in new science (such as epigenetics and neuroplasticity) with disciplines like Chinese medicine, yoga, shamanic healing, psychology, psychiatry and more, the residential rehab provides clients with a variety of methods for overcoming addiction. The Sanctuary at Sedona shies away from presenting a fear-based model of recovery, and instead sets out to empower each client to be the architect of his or her own life.

Facility Highlights

  • Private Accommodations
  • Strong Clinical Component
  • Non 12 Step Holistic Addiction Recovery Program

Specialization

  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Facility Settings

  • Desert

Meet the Staff

  • Kelley Alexander, J.D.
    Kelley Alexander, J.D.Program Director, Director of Alternative and Complementary Health, Counselor
    Co-creator of Radical Transformation® - a four-step holistic program for addiction recovery; Senior teaching staff - Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine; Ordained Minister; Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; Member of National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies; Traveled extensively to sacred sites in over 40 countries to study world mythology, religion, spirituality, wisdom traditions and indigenous healing and wellness practices.
  • Dean Taraborelli, M.A.
    Dean Taraborelli, M.A.Founder, Administrator, Counselor
    Co-creator of Radical Transformation® - a four-step holistic program for addiction recovery; Senior teaching staff - Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine; Ordained Minister; Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; Member of National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies; Traveled extensively to sacred sites in over 40 countries to study world mythology, religion, spirituality, wisdom traditions and indigenous healing and wellness practices.

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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.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

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. [1] [2] 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.”

FINANCING

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.

[1] GoogleReveiws

[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-sanctuary-at-sedona-cornville-2

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