At The Sanctuary at Sedona, we understand very well how important it is for everyone to have a strong community of support — especially those who are struggling with the pain of addiction, codependency, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. 12-Step programs and accompanying AA meetings are great at providing a place for connection, and they help many people get clean from alcohol and drugs.
But some people find that the 12 Steps can only take them so far. They’re looking for something else: a deeper sense of meaning, a connection to self, a next step that can help them finally move past their addiction.
The Sanctuary is that next step.
Our Non-12 Step holistic approach is designed to heal the deep-level, root causes of addiction. We do this by offering holistic, integrative recovery treatments that simultaneously work on healing the mind, body, soul, and spirit.
“A safe space to sit with yourself and explore your core. A place to heal and be honest. A place to reconnect with what’s most important.”
“Really monumental in allowing me to experience life again.”
“Magical – come prepared to do the work and expect healing to happen.”
What Is Non-12 Step Rehab?
No two people are alike, and addiction, along with mental and emotional health issues, impact everyone differently. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the most widely known paths to addiction recovery. This program is highly structured and more of a form of aftercare support than an actual addiction treatment program. Although AA and other 12-Step programs have helped many people struggling with addiction, they have their limitations, such as:
- Does not view addiction as a disease — more as an unmanageable character defect
- Requires members to surrender to a higher power
- Focuses more on treating the behaviors associated with addiction rather than the underlying causes
Non-12 Step rehab offers a different approach that is more fluid and focused on an individual’s unique needs. Rather than relying on a model created almost 100 years ago, non-12 Step rehab provides evidence-based therapies and treatment modalities backed by addiction science research.
Instead of the structured, 12-Step program, each treatment plan is personalized to the individual. Clients are assessed by a professional intake team, which usually includes a medical and psychiatric professional. This initial examination allows your program to include treatment modalities that address your background, level of addiction and any mental or emotional difficulties you may be struggling with. By understanding these psychological and social factors, we can create an individualized treatment plan that addresses the comprehensive needs identified.
At The Sanctuary, we add a holistic element to our non-12 Step rehab approach. Although we offer traditional therapies, we add to them the wisdom and healing modalities gleaned from Indigenous wisdom traditions and alternative treatments. That means, alongside the latest clinical therapies and doctor-prescribed medications if needed, we offer complementary approaches like IV therapy, yoga, music therapy, nutraceuticals, life skills classes and more.
What Sets Non-12 Step Rehab Apart
Our Non-12 Step Treatment for addiction differs from mainstream approaches primarily in its core philosophy. AA asserts that you’re powerless over addiction — that being an addict is a quality of your character and an inescapable fact of life. But we believe differently — and so do the many clients who have found true healing at The Sanctuary after countless attempts at conventional rehabs.
We believe in your ability to change.
The belief in powerlessness creates a limited mental state that actually impedes your potential to progress beyond your current patterns and get to where you really want to be. But becoming aware of your own power to heal yourself, on the other hand, offers limitless potential. And this is what we help you to discover through the highly skilled use of a variety of therapies organized into an effective Non-12 Step rehab program.