When you make the decision to seek out treatment, you are demonstrating the courage that is necessary to pursue
a life-changing experience. It is a decision that can
ultimately save your life; yet, it can be a very intimidating
challenge to face.

The Sanctuary at Sedona we recognize the sensitive nature and the courage required for you to seek and receive care for mental health concerns and substance abuse issues. We, therefore, do everything we can to make the initial process as welcoming, seamless, and comfortable as possible.

Beginning the Admissions Process 

You begin the admissions process by contacting our admissions department. Our knowledgeable and helpful team is on hand to answer any questions that you have regarding our program and whether or not we are the right fit for you and your needs. Our office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Arizona time, 7 days a week. 

When you contact our admissions team, we will first and foremost offer you the compassion and support that you deserve. We are here to listen, without judgment, and answer any and all questions you have so that you are able to make the best decision for meeting your needs. 

Admissions Criteria 

All admissions to The Sanctuary at Sedona are made on an individualized basis. Each person’s unique needs, concerns, and treatment goals are thoroughly reviewed, to decide about your admission. 

That being said, there are a few general criteria that all prospective residents must meet in order to receive care at The Sanctuary at Sedona, including the following: 

  • Ages 18 or older. 
  • Able to perform activities of daily living and self-care as well as walking up and downstairs and hills, gravel drives, and paved walkways on our campus. The campus is 22 acres, located 30 minutes from Sedona. The elevation is approximately 3600’. 
  • Able to keep and self administer your prescription medications safely. 
  • Not actively suicidal and able to commit to safety while in the program. 
  • Commit to participate and engage in the program. 

We are pleased to provide treatment for the following concerns: 

  • Addictions 
  • PTSD and other forms of trauma 
  • Depression and anxiety disorders 
  • Co-occurring or dual-diagnosis – addictions with co-occurring depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma. 

We are not the best fit for someone experiencing mental health disorders such as: Bipolar 1 Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorders, Dissociative Identity Disorder, active Eating Disorders, or someone with multiple or complex medical issues or diagnoses. 

If you have any questions regarding our admissions criteria, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. 1 877-710-3385 or Email: [email protected]

What to Expect 

If you are considering the treatment options that we provide here at
The Sanctuary at Sedona, please contact us to complete the initial interview.
This is then followed by a pre-screening process over the phone with one of our admissions coordinators. 

Our admissions coordinators may consult with our Medical Director/Psychiatrist or one of our licensed therapists after these conversations to make sure The Sanctuary at Sedona is a good fit for you. You may also be asked to speak with one of our licensed therapists to determine whether or not our program is the right fit for your needs. 

Your conversations with us will be personal and confidential. Our expertise in the treatment of addictions and behavioral health concerns can allow you to feel comfortable in knowing that you will be receiving the answers that you need in order to make the most informed choice about our integrative recovery program. 

What to Have Ready When You Call 

In order for us to be able to provide you with the quickest and most efficient admissions process possible, please have the following information ready to share when you call: 

  • Presenting concerns 
  • Psychiatric history 
  • Substance abuse history 
  • Medical history 
  • Medication history 
  • Social history 
  • Past treatment history 

This information will be reviewed by our staff in order to determine medical and clinical appropriateness for our program. It will help us to ensure that we will be able to provide you with the most comprehensive treatment experience to optimally meet your needs. 


Currently, one of our admission coordinators is available Monday through Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MST. 

We only accept 11-12 clients at a time, therefore we generally run a 3-8 week wait period for admission dates. 

If you are in crisis or need medical assistance, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital. 

Admission Steps

Once it has been decided that we can meet your treatment needs, we will find the next available admission date for you. As soon as an admission date is determined, the process will begin: 

1. Registration online with a basic client form and a $5000 deposit to hold your private room for your agreed-upon admission date. 

2. Determine if you need to attend a medical detox program prior to coming to The Sanctuary. 

3. Determine the length of stay: 30, 45, or 60 days; 

4. Determine if you wish to include our optional signature 4-day Jumpstart Program to assist with post-acute withdrawal symptoms prior to starting our regular program.

5. Admission checklist email sent to the client for review. 

6. All recent medical records, a list of medications, and medical clearance for detox if applicable sent to our office. 

7. Travel logistics discussed and arranged with direction provided by the Admission Coordinator. 

What to Expect as a Family Member 

The presence of addictions and/or behavioral health concerns impact not only the individual who is suffering from them but their family members and loved ones as well. At The Sanctuary at Sedona, we recognize this fact and therefore strive to help prospective residents’ family members with the same dedication through the admission process that we offer to those who are entrusted into our care. 

If you are concerned about your loved one, you are welcome to contact our admissions department at any time. Just as we do for those who are interested in receiving our services, we will provide you with the kindness and encouragement that you need in order to make you feel comfortable with the process at hand. 

We are ready to answer your questions, discuss our integrative program, and assist you in making the most beneficial decision for your loved one. When you contact us, we provide a friendly and understanding voice, and a personal, free, and private consultation. 

In addition to speaking with family members or loved ones, we will also need to speak with the individual interested in admission to our program. We are not able to offer an admission date to a family member or loved one without direct contact and pre-screening with the individual who will be attending our program. 

At The Sanctuary at Sedona, we offer individualized care, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and a team dedicated to your recovery. Call us today to learn more. 1 877-710-3385 or Email: [email protected] to start your recovery today!