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Addiction & Trauma Recovery Program Highlights


Over the last decade, there has been a welcome expansion in options for addiction and trauma recovery beyond the traditional 12 Step model. With just a little research, it is possible to identify numerous alternatives in treatment programs offering “Non-12 Step” and “Holistic” approaches to addiction recovery. The nature and scope of these programs, however, vary widely and each offers a different interpretation of what these terms mean and how they are applied in a 30-day, residential addiction treatment program setting. The Sanctuary has been the pioneer in both Non-12 step and in alternative/holistic addiction treatment for the past decade.


The mind, the emotional/physical/energy body, soul and spirit must all be addressed and healed for recovery to be lasting. Addiction is a symptom of the entire human system, not just a disease of the brain or a character defect of some kind. That being said, holistic/integrative treatment is not as simple as adding yoga, meditation, reiki, bodywork or other alternative healing modalities to an established 12-Step program. Nor is it merely refocusing the treatment to identifying the root cause of the addiction and then offering a limited scope of therapeutic modalities, primarily focused on cognitive behavioral and talk therapy. Holistic, integrative addiction treatment is science-based and requires that equal attention be given to each aspect of the whole person – mind, body, soul and spirit.


The Sanctuary at Sedona has refined its program over time with much success with its clients. The components of our integrative addiction recovery program include:


  • A 1:1 staff-to-client ratio.
  • 160+ clinical treatment hours with a significant focus on individual treatment hours.
  • Program directors and senior staff who live on property and interact with residents daily.
  • Psychiatric evaluation and consultation with a board-certified psychiatrist and Medical Doctor with a specialization in functional medicine.
  • Locally sourced organic, gluten and dairy-free gourmet meals and snacks as part of a holistic nutrition program.
  • A nutraceutical brain repair and detoxification protocol.
  • Measurable results with brainmapping and other outcome measuring tools.
  • Clinical therapeutic evidenced therapies, including:
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • EMDR
    • Trauma touch therapy
    • Somatic experiencing (SEP)
    • Acceptance commitment therapy
    • Holotropic breathwork
    • Body image therapies
    • Gestalt
    • Inner child therapy
    • Depth psychology
    • HeartMath/biofeedback
    • Brain mapping
    • Jungian shadow work
    • Couples and family therapy
    • TRE – Tension, stress and trauma release
    • Individual and group process therapy
  • Alternative complimentary treatment modalities, including:
    • Nutritional therapy
    • Energy medicine therapies
    • Guided imagery in music therapy
    • Expressive art therapies
    • Sound healing therapy
    • Movement therapy
    • Nature ecotherapy
    • Mindfulness meditation
    • Therapeutic bodywork
    • Yoga
    • Exercise
    • Rites of passage therapy
    • Creative visualization
  • Life Skill Classes/Recovery Tools and Daily Practices, including:
    • Classes on the science of addiction recovery
    • Skills coaching
    • Recovery coaching
    • Emotional self-regulation skills
    • Mindfulness-based relapse prevention


For more information about our program philosophy, please read more about our approach, or call us at 1.877.710.3385.

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