We’ve all heard innumerable references to the “mind, body, soul and spirit.” If you’ve ever sought a holistic approach to health and wellness, you’ve surely come across this phrase. To a certain extent, we know that this describes the different aspects of a human being,...

Conventional wisdom has long held that alcoholism is a genetic disease, and there is some truth to this. A wide range of genetic factors and inherited traits may make some people more prone to alcohol addiction – according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information,...

The connection between addiction and mental health disorders has long been known. A recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health confirms a link between opioid abuse and anxiety disorders. Says its lead author, Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, "Lifetime non-medical prescription opioid...

Childhood sexual abuse is, sadly, far more common than you might realize. It’s estimated that more than one out of every three women, and one out of every five males, has experienced some form of sexual trauma during their childhood. When children are molested, they...

Sedona has long been a sought-after location for spiritual and healing practices. The site of sacred Native American ceremonies for centuries and a mecca for healers and alternative therapists for decades, it’s no wonder Sedona is a modern-day capital of wellness-focused facilities and activities. Its...

4 Important Ways Mindfulness Helps Addiction RecoveryEvery client at The Sanctuary learns and practices mindfulness techniques as an integral part of their treatment program. Mindfulness meditation is proven addiction treatment strategy – here’s what makes it so powerful:It reduces stress.As humans, our stress...