Holistic Drug Addiction Treatment Center

 
At The Sanctuary at Sedona, we understand what it’s like to try all different ways of treating addiction. Whether it’s inpatient rehab, outpatient clinics, AA or do-it-yourself approaches, you may feel like nothing works for you. We know what it’s like to feel so desperately lost in the spiral of addiction that the only thing that matters is quitting. And we also understand how that can feel downright impossible.

As Mike, one of our former clients, says:

“I was lost before coming here; I was shattered. And I didn’t even know which piece of me was shattered; there were so many different masks I was wearing.”

You can be free from addiction. You can live the life you really want. The Sanctuary at Sedona is a 30-Day minimum, residential, alternative, holistic drug addiction treatment center. Our substance abuse treatment program offers an integrative approach to recovery that blends the latest evidence-based therapies with complementary treatments and Indigenous wisdom traditions. If you feel trapped in an endless cycle of drug addiction, we can help.

 

The Sanctuary at Sedona founder Dean Taraborelli discusses our unique non 12 step program for addiction recovery and trauma healing.

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What is a Holistic Addiction Treatment Program? | Types of Drug Addictions | What Can Holistic Drug Addiction Treatment Do For Me? | How are Holistic Techniques Used to Treat Substance Abuse? | How Can Drug Addiction Treatment Actually Help? | Different Types of Holistic Treatment for Drug Addiction

What is a Holistic Addiction Treatment Program?

The Sanctuary at Sedona is not your typical substance abuse rehab. Located in the beautiful, natural surroundings of Sedona, Arizona, our addiction recovery center takes a holistic approach to recovery. Freedom from drugs is not just a physical experience. These substances impact every area of a person’s life — body, mind, soul and spirit. True healing means repairing the brain, recovering the mind and freeing the soul from addiction.

To do this, we incorporate a wide variety of therapeutic models focused on your unique needs. Your personalized addiction treatment plan could include clinical therapies and doctor-prescribed medications alongside life skills classes, IV therapy and transformational complementary treatments.

The goal of our holistic offerings is to treat systems and uncover what lies behind your addiction so you can find true healing. We then arm you with the skills you need to forge ahead in freedom.

What Does Holistic Mean?

Holistic treatment is defined as “the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.”

  • Other important principles of holistic medicine include the following:
  • You are a person, not a disease.
  • Humans possess the innate ability to heal.
  • Treatments address your entire wellbeing.
  • Healing takes a collaborative effort between you and your practitioners.
  • To truly heal, we need to get to the root cause of the issue.

Holistic addiction treatments range from yoga and nature walks (for a healthier relationship with your body) to sound therapy (for a calmer mind). That doesn’t mean holistic rehabs ignore conventional therapies like CBT. Rather, alternative therapies, mindfulness tools, and evidenced-based treatment are woven together into a well-rounded program.

 

Why is holistic treatment important for substance abuse recovery?

Holistic practice views your mind, body, soul, and spirit as a unified network. Any disruption to one part affects the others. For example, people who suffer from depression often report feelings of emptiness (a void in the soul) accompanied by bodily symptoms like fatigue and insomnia. That’s the mind-body-soul connection at work.

A holistic approach addresses every layer of substance abuse – every facet of your unified network – to help you reach optimal wellness.

The Sanctuary A Holistic Addiction Recovery Center

At The Sanctuary, we see addiction recovery as about more than getting sober — we’re also about finding your meaning, your passion and your purpose. It’s not enough to abstain from substances just because someone tells you to. We want you to find something that’s so exciting and engaging to you that using doesn’t seem interesting anymore. And we know for a fact that it’s available to you.

Our holistic drug addiction recovery center helps you heal from the inside out. Using a four-part process, we guide you to:

  1. Examine and change the belief systems contributing to your addiction
  2. Explore your shadows and come into a healthier relationship with them
  3. Connect to your passion and envision new possibilities
  4. Execute your vision using the new skills and knowledge you acquired

Types of Drug Addictions

Our holistic drug rehab center offers healing from all types of addiction — as well as trauma, depression and anxiety. Some of the substance addictions we treat are:

 

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

While alcohol use is very normalized in our culture, its consequences are very dangerous. So many people drink as a way to self-medicate issues like depression and anxiety, without even realizing they’re doing so. If you’re concerned about how much you’re drinking, it may be time to look into getting some help.

 

Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug. What starts out as “casual” or “social” use can quickly ramp up into addiction. Even weekend cocaine use can elevate your stress hormones, increase your risk of heart attack and stroke and alter your brain’s natural circuitry.

 

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

While marijuana often isn’t taken seriously as an addiction, any substance we regularly put into our bodies can have a profound impact on us mentally, physically and spiritually. Chronic or heavy marijuana use can sap your energy. This puts out the fire necessary to drive your life forward and pursue your true purpose.

 

Opiate and Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin is an extremely physically addictive drug, and its severe withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous to undertake on your own. If you’re looking to stop using heroin, it’s a good idea to get help from a professional drug treatment center. A holistic therapy center like The Sanctuary can help you detox safely and treat the underlying causes of your addiction, so you can fully and sustainably recover.

 

Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

Prescription drug abuse is rampant in the U.S., largely because of the over-prescription of painkillers and anti-anxiety medications by doctors with little training in addiction science. While commonly used, these drugs are extremely powerful and habit-forming — and stopping their use often requires professional help. Prescription drug addiction treatment at The Sanctuary includes a medication review by an on-staff Ph.D. psychiatrist who can help you get things back under control.

 

Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment

The binging; the sleeplessness; the psychosis: meth addiction can be life-consuming. It can also open you up to interactions with dark energies, which can be very disorienting — something conventional meth addiction treatment doesn’t address. Non-12 Step meth addiction treatment at The Sanctuary includes energy medicine sessions with practitioners who are experienced in dealing with exactly this phenomenon. Full recovery from meth addiction requires healing of all its causes and effects.

 

Other Drug Addictions

Other addictions we treat at The Sanctuary include but aren’t limited to:

  • Benzodiazepines
  • Stimulants
  • Smart drugs
  • Inhalants
  • Sedatives
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Bath salts
  • Synthetic cannabinoids
  • Kratom

What Can Holistic Drug Addiction Treatment Do for Me?

The Sanctuary’s holistic non-12 Step addiction treatment program offers a complete healing journey. As such, this journey is designed to address all aspects of you that are affected by addiction. Our clients find that our holistic recovery methods help them to:

Find calm.

We begin your addiction treatment experience by downregulating your nervous system. This allows you to feel more settled and comfortable in your own skin. As a result, you’ll be better prepared to hold the changes you experience throughout the treatment process. Our surrounding nature, nutrient-rich food and caring staff further support you in feeling good in your body and at ease with yourself.

Feel safe.

One of the highlights our clients report is how welcome and accepted our family energy makes them feel. We don’t pressure you or treat you with distrust — we create an atmosphere where you can relax because we know this is essential to your treatment progress. As such, we make sure you feel completely safe before diving into more vulnerable therapeutic work.

Gain perspective.

Addiction prevents us from getting in touch with ourselves and creates confusion and chaos in our lives as a result. But after spending some time with us, our clients find that they’re able to see their situation more clearly and, consequently, better understand their needs. And once you’re able to see your addiction for what it is — not as a central part of your identity — you’ll gain a whole new sense of empowerment in your life.

Mike says of this shift he experienced at The Sanctuary:

“I finally had a moment of clarity, and I can see now. I had this vision in my head, but I didn’t have it in my heart. Since I’ve been here, I’ve been able to find the ‘me’ in my heart.”

 

How are Holistic Techniques Used to Treat Substance Abuse?

Holistic techniques are used to treat addiction at all levels (the mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical) leaving no part neglected.

At our drug addiction treatment center, the following holistic techniques are integrated into our program:

Treating the Mind

  • Psychology sessions
  • Group therapy
  • Emotional self-regulation sessions
  • Recovery coaching
  • Meditation training

 

How do these treatments support substance abuse recovery? These therapies help you identify your disempowering thoughts and any dysfunctional patterns you may exhibit. With the help of professional therapists, you’ll be able to safely explore and address issues like addiction and codependency.

Treating the Body

  • Movement therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Organic superfood program
  • Hikes through Sedona’s world-renowned landscapes

How does the holistic therapy center support substance abuse recovery?

Diet and exercise influence how your brain functions. A healthy diet, along with physical movement, supports your brain’s ability to self-repair and your body’s ability to heal, all while releasing the toxicity of addiction from your cells.

Treating the Soul

  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Creative visualization
  • Expressive art therapies
  • Sound healing therapy
  • Rites of passage therapy

How do these treatments support substance abuse recovery?

These therapies help you connect with your most authentic, genuine self. This is the side of you that thrives on connection, love and self-expression. By getting to know that side, you’ll discover the things that make your life rich with meaning.

Treating the Spirit

  • Energy medicine therapies
  • Understanding the use of energy medicine in addiction recovery
  • Restoring balance to the energy system
  • Clearing disruptive energy patterns

 

How do these treatments support substance abuse recovery?

Energy medicine helps restore the nervous system so that you’re not in a constant hypervigilant state. These therapies combined promote spiritual grounding, a key factor in mental wellbeing.

 

How Can Holistic Approach for Addiction Treatment Actually Help?

At The Sanctuary, we know that it doesn’t really matter what substance you’re addicted to — the mechanism behind it is the same. Addiction is an external means to fill an internal void. And until we find out what’s really underneath it all, it doesn’t go away.

That’s why our holistic, non-12 Step treatment for drug addiction leads you on an inward journey to parts of yourself that mainstream rehab doesn’t reach. In fact, unlike 12-Step programs, we believe you can actually move past addiction and be recovered. But it takes an open mind and a willingness to go where you haven’t gone before.

“All we have to do when we come here is open ourselves up to [the healing journey], and bring it into our hearts, and then when we leave here, use it,” says Mike. “Those aren’t the easiest things, but the way I feel now I know I will, and I know I can.”

 

What Causes Drug Addiction?

Addiction is a symptom of unresolved trauma. It’s a coping mechanism for something deeper that’s bothering us. We use drugs as a way to deal with discomfort. With all the external stressors of daily life, some people take substances just to get through the day.

Addiction takes a toll on the mind, body, and spirit. In the process, you lose touch with your authentic self.

What is your authentic self? This is your pure, genuine side – the inner you, full of life and joy. As you gain more life experience, that side becomes increasingly suppressed. Connection to your authentic self (the part of you that feels joy, belonging, connection, and love) fades even further after experiencing trauma.

The impact of trauma. As you’re pulled further away from your authentic self, finding personal fulfillment becomes difficult. Trauma leaves a void inside us. Consequently, we seek external ways to fill that void, whether that’s overexertion at work or substance abuse.

Recovering your authentic self. Some view addiction as a wake-up call – a voice telling us we need to heal and recover our true self. The silver lining is that it’s possible to rediscover that side again. Through a blend of clinical therapies and holistic techniques (like daily mindfulness practice), you can find your life’s passions once more.

Science has already proven that we can influence our genes and retrain our brain for transformational, lasting change.

Who is Most at Risk for Drug Addiction?

A common myth people are told is that they are genetically bound to addiction; set up for a lifelong battle. But viewing drug addiction in this way is detrimental to your ability to regain confidence and self-worth, which results in a greater likelihood of relapse.

Modern psychology points to deeper causes of suffering as a catalyst for addiction. Suffering is something that no one in life, regardless of their circumstances, can avoid. What matters is that we learn how to navigate life’s inevitable ups and downs in a way that’s not damaging to ourselves and those around us.

At The Sanctuary, we don’t see any of our clients as being categorically at-risk. We understand that every one of us has shadows within. And here, you’ll learn to relate to them in a highly supported, constructive way. You are not destined to be an addict because of your background, family history or genetics. Our progressive program focuses on guiding you towards self-fulfillment through holistic therapies, comprehensive care and the strong support of a therapeutic community.

Holistic Treatments for Addiction

To achieve real recovery, drug addiction treatment needs to go beyond mere psychological therapy and release addiction from your body, soul and spirit, too. And that’s exactly what holistic rehab at The Sanctuary offers.

Our holistic treatment offerings are not afterthoughts or add-ons. Each of our alternative therapy practitioners is highly skilled in their area of expertise. We will work with you to customize a program that focuses on your needs and is equally based on physical, mental, emotional and energetic approaches to overall health. During your time at The Sanctuary, you will experience a combination of therapies, which may include: 

  • Addiction science recovery workshops
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Couples and family therapy
  • Group process therapy
  • Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Brain mapping
  • Nutrition education and exercise
  • HeartMath and biofeedback
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Yoga
  • Expressive art therapies
  • Bodywork
  • Energy medicine therapies
  • And more

 

Different Types of Holistic Treatment for Drug Addiction

Holistic treatments for drug addiction go beyond just treating symptoms of addiction. They address every aspect of you – mind, body, soul, and spirit.

Mind. Treatments for the mind include therapy sessions, daily mindfulness practice, meditation, and recovery coaching. These help us heal from issues that often co-occur with addiction, like anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Body. Substance abuse damages our body in many ways, so nutrition and exercise therapy is especially important. We often neglect the body during times of addiction. Our diet suffers, throwing off the digestive system; we ignore exercise, weakening the muscles; we undereat or overeat, dysregulating our hormones. Holistic therapies for the body are designed to repair these damages.

Soul. Parts of the soul, where your life-purpose lives, become lost to trauma or addiction. Holistic treatments are designed to retrieve that side of yourself through art, dance, nature, and rites of passage ceremonies.

Spirit. Every human has a spirit, or an energy body. With trauma and addiction, imprints for diseases can show up in our energy bodies, dysregulating the nervous system. Energy medicine techniques restore balance to your energy body.

At The Sanctuary, we integrate these treatments in our comprehensive non-12 Step program, making sure you’re guided through all aspects of recovery at a pace that suits you.

What are the Different Types of Drug Addiction Therapies?

Most rehabs offer both inpatient and outpatient care. Inpatient treatment brings you onsite: you’ll be living with others who are also a part of the program, receive direct counseling, actively engage in therapies, adjust to healthier diets and stay in a safe environment that places you far away from triggers and stressors.

The Sanctuary’s inpatient program includes a blend of the following drug addiction therapies:

  • Clinical therapeutic evidenced therapies
  • Alternative complementary treatment modalities
  • Life skill classes and recovery practice

Meanwhile, our outpatient care is provided as a continuation of inpatient treatment. We offer follow-up therapy sessions and methods for actively implementing what you’ve learned during your time with us. We also point you in the direction of trusted local partners who offer therapies you’ve found most helpful.

Even If You’ve Been to AA Countless Times, We Can Help

We know that when you’ve been through drug addiction treatments over and over again with the same results, recovery can start to seem like a lost cause. But holistic drug addiction treatment at The Sanctuary is completely different. In fact, constantly encouraging you to see things from a fresh perspective is a fundamental part of the treatment experience.

Identifying as a lifelong addict automatically imposes limitations on how well you can be. While the 12-Step model views addiction as a chronic illness that can only be managed and never overcome, we believe it’s entirely possible to be recovered.

We’re so much more than a luxury rahabilitation center— we’re a life rejuvenation center. And when you’re here, you’ll realize that the goal isn’t just sobriety — it’s for life to get better. This means:

  • You’ve identified and healed your underlying issues.
  • You’re not defined by a diagnosis or a label someone has placed on you.
  • You don’t use drugs anymore because you don’t want to.
  • You’re no longer a victim of your past.
  • You are whole and healed.
  • You’re free to be your most authentic self.
  • You’re ready to build a future and fully participate in your life.

“What happened at The Sanctuary?” says Mike. “I found myself. I found the authentic me. I’ve become whole. I feel whole. Or I know how to continue that journey towards wholeness, at least.”

Start Your Journey Toward Addiction Treatment Today at Our Holistic Recovery Centers

There is so much more waiting for you on the other side of addiction.

“We all believe that this integrative approach is the model for anybody who no longer wants to be caught and stuck in their past and no longer wants to be in the cycle of relapse to suffering,” says Kelley Alexander, our Director of Alternative and Contemporary Health.

At The Sanctuary, every member of our leadership and clinical team holds firm to the belief that you can recover from addiction.

Our integrative treatments open up the path to healing at all levels. We help guide you down that course in a way that accommodates whichever stage you’re in. And if one path doesn’t work for you, we encourage you to explore others.

It is possible to create transformational change that lasts a lifetime. The type of change where you find fulfillment without substances. Where you rediscover life’s joys. You can be free from the chains of addiction.

Start your journey toward wholeness today — our attentive admissions coordinator is ready to help you. Reach out to us online or call to speak with a compassionate member of our team at (866) 750-0763.

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