The Sanctuary at Sedona

The Sanctuary at Sedona Cornville Arizona

The Sanctuary at Sedona takes a non-12-Step approach to drug and alcohol addiction, offering a holistic 4-step recovery program that encompasses healing of the body, mind, soul and spirit. Combining innovative techniques in new science (such as epigenetics and neuroplasticity) with disciplines like Chinese medicine, yoga, shamanic healing, psychology, psychiatry and more, the residential rehab provides clients with a variety of methods for overcoming addiction. The Sanctuary at Sedona shies away from presenting a fear-based model of recovery, and instead sets out to empower each client to be the architect of his or her own life.


Residential facility The Sanctuary at Sedona offers treatment for adult men and women dealing with addiction and co-occurring disorders like depression, anxiety, and PTSD in Arizona.

Medical detoxification isn’t offered on-site though the facility will direct individuals to local detoxification centers.


Treatment at The Sanctuary at Sedona is non-12-step based and is directed toward those who have experienced repeated relapses.

Treatment is holistic in nature with spiritual counseling, energy psychology, and energy medicine therapies. Holistic treatment options include yoga, exercise, meditation, breathwork, and expression therapy.

Clients will undergo emotional and behavioral counseling along with education about the science of addiction recovery. They will participate in individual, group, and/or family therapy. Medication management is also available.

Clients will also learn about healthy eating with a organic superfood program, nutritional counseling, and a brain supplemental protocol.


The Sanctuary at Sedona employs a psychiatrist, licensed counselors, a registered nurse, yoga teachers, licensed massage therapists, an addiction nutritionist, and a chef.


The Sanctuary at Sedona only admits six to nine clients at one time. The center is settled within a national forest where clients will have access to WiFi and sleep in private or double bedrooms.

Common rooms are available for reading and watching movies. The campus also includes a fire ceremony pit, meditation room, greenhouse, and outdoor seating.

A chef prepares meals for clients daily.


Two alumni gave positive feedback concerning treatment at Sanctuary at Sedona to at this time of writing. Alum Eric gave perfect five-star ratings for the center’s treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and quality of meals.

“The staff at The Sanctuary are amazing and the fact that at most there are 10 guests tells you that you get one on one help,” he wrote.

“The quality of care and experience of all members of the Sanctuary Team is beyond exceptional,” added Caroline. “The setting of The Sanctuary is so beautiful and everyone there made me feel so comfortable and welcome.”

Two of three individuals gave the center five out of five stars on Yelp. Reviewer J.C. commented: “An amazing place with an incredible energy and incredible people where true transformation occurs.” However, one alum gave the facility only two stars and wrote: “The staff that are listed on the website are not all present and I question if they are really available at all… Be careful.” [1]

On Google, three alumni gave the Sanctuary at Sedona perfect five-star ratings. [2]


The Sanctuary at Sedona does not accept Medicare or Medicare but accepts self-pay options.


The Sanctuary at Sedona Reviews

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  • It’s challenging to put into words how profoundly my time at The Sanctuary has assisted me in my healing process. When I chose The Sanctuary for their holistic approach to trauma and addiction treatment, it was my third time to opt for an inpatient setting for myself. In other words, not my first rodeo. I chose The Sanctuary specifically for two reasons: one- it was non-12 step. Two- their focus was at least dual in nature, addressing not only the addicted brain, but also the trauma underlying the behavior. From the moment that I cried watching some of the videos of prior clients to the moment I was picked up by my partner after a 30 day stay, I knew in my heart that I had made the right choice for myself. The staff are unique in their shamanic approach and their own stories. Some have a very personal experience with trauma and addiction, while others are there to share and guide via their spiritual practices. Neuroplasticity is key, as well as science generally (new discoveries are incorporated into the education and group sessions), and equally important is the attention to soul and heart. The importance of literally feeding the body with wholesome, organic and non-inflammatory food is another key element at The Sanctuary, and the weekly sessions about how food and the gut biome affect the brain were some of the most illuminating I was privileged to experience while there. This is a highly unique environment, based primarily on the Four Winds shamanic teaching. Did all of the elements of that spiritual practice resonate with me? No. Was I able to reinterpret them within a more Celtic/pagan aspect for myself? Absolutely. Did I feel cherished and supported, loved and respected from the moment I arrived? Without a shred of doubt. At my leaving ceremony around the firepit, I sang aloud for the first time in months, encouraged by my fellow journeyers and the staff. As a part of that ceremony, we acknowledge and welcome the presence of all other guests who have sat around the fire before us, and are gifted with our own seat in absentia from that time forward. I’ve had a great many ups and downs in my year since I was at The Sanctuary, but the tools I was given and that I developed there are coming to full fruition now. For someone seeking an environment of sacred, holistic, neurological-centric healing for trauma and/or addiction, there is truly one one choice, and it’s The Sanctuary at Sedona.
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  • i went to Sanctuary in early 2014. I had suffered from Alcohol and Cocaine abuse for years. I will say I was skeptical at first, but that quickly change when I immersed myself into this program. The staff were impeccable teachers that truly focused on the individual by addressing my traumas that so easily was masked by my abuse. It has been almost four years know and I have used NO Cocaine and never abuse Alcohol. I not only can say that this facility changed my life , but it also change the way I perceived myself and everyone in the world. World class facility!!! Thank You
    Staying at The Sanctuary was a completely pivotal point of my life and one I will never forget. I had researched so many different facilities and knew at once that this was something special that offered truly holistic healing on such a deep level. The quality of care and experience of all members of the Sanctuary Team is beyond exceptional. All aspects of everything I was struggling with was taken into consideration and treated in the most loving way and showed me new ways of living my life that set me on a different path to the destructive one I had been living. The setting of The Sanctuary is so beautiful and everyone there made me feel so comfortable and welcome. These are people with such wisdom, heart and amazing professional experience. More than anything I enjoyed my time here so much. It changed my life and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to make positive changes to their life.
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  • I had been to another rehab in 2007 and then needed to go again in 2015. The staff at The Sanctuary are amazing and the fact that at most there are 10 guests tells you that you get one on one help. The non 12 step approach and holistic ways as well as shamanic traditions have followed their way to my new home in Sedona. I was on a path that would have led me to jail or worse my death. Today I am happy and clean.