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...

4 Important Ways Mindfulness Helps Addiction Recovery Every 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...

Sadness is an inevitable part of the human experience. At some point, we all experience heartbreak over a lost love, the grief of a family member’s passing or the occasional out-of-nowhere blues. But if you’re overwhelmingly sad or hopeless most of the time, experience significant...

Increasingly widespread, dual diagnoses (also known as co-occurring disorders) affect over 7.9 million people in the US today. They’re complex and carry far-reaching consequences, and if you struggle with one, you know that finding the right treatment for it is both absolutely critical and hard...

The Sanctuary at Sedona founder Dean Taraborelli discusses resistance to change and how it impacts our success in addiction recovery. Our brain is wired to resist change. It is a natural phenomenon in our subconscious mind to avoid change to keep us safe. When we...

Traditional addiction treatment remains focused on symptom management and supports a life sentence of always being “in recovery.”  Typical addiction rehabilitation programs tend to focus on “problem solving,” and always staying one step ahead of the addiction.  Popular 12 step slogans warn, “You are only...

Dual diagnosis is defined as a concurrent mental health issue such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc., combined with a substance use disorder or addiction.  Dual diagnosis is also referred to as co-occurring disorders, which means a person has two or more issues happening at the...

If you would like to learn more about our one-of-a-kind Integrative Addiction Recovery program, please watch our introductory video. Hear from our founders about our innovative approach to addiction recovery, from leading experts about the effectiveness of our program and from former clients and loved ones...

There is a growing and welcome trend in addiction treatment where the focus is on the underlying and root cause of the addiction rather than on the symptom of the addiction itself. Traditional 12 step treatment programs believe that addiction is a life- long incurable...