Alternative to Meds Center

Arizona (AZ) > Rehab Centers in Sedona, AZ
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4.6
(12 Reviews)
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40 Goodrow Lane
Sedona, Arizona 86336

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  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Treatment Center Settings

  • Mountains

Facility Highlights

Medication Withdrawal Tapering

Antidepressant Withdrawal and Medication Tapering

Antipsychotic Withdrawal and Medication Tapering

Treatment Center Philosophy

Our treatments are strategically designed to correct both addiction and mental health issues. We address the physical, emotional and spiritual facets of each individual to create the proper stage for lasting recovery. We understand the medical and biochemical causes of mental health symptoms and addiction, and we treat these underlying problems with scientifically proven methods of integrated treatment. Lack of brain balancing nutrients, toxic drugs and other poisons we may have accumulated over a lifetime can create drug and alcohol cravings as well as interrupt the balance of brain chemicals that are normally associated with a healthy mental state. We not only address this balance with customized top-shelf programs for nutrition and detoxification but also with medication tapering, counseling, exercise and yoga, supplementation, organic diets, acupuncture, colonics, and other environmental medicine therapies.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

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Meet The Staff

Dr. John Motl, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Motl began his education in Omaha, Nebraska at Creighton University. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and philosophy and his Doctor of Medicine from the Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine and did his Residency in Neurology. He studied Medical Acupuncture at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and at U.C.L.A., and he is a strong believer in the use Chinese herbs as well as other herbs and supplements in his practice. Dr. Motl, has the understanding that all medicine systems have a place, and no one system has all the answers for healing. He is excited to offer his skills in Integrative Medicine to co-design programs for people who want to make changes in their treatment programs. Combining your health intention, psychotherapy, medication management, nutritional supplements, exercise and detoxification in a community setting can restore balance in your life. It is his belief that “symptoms are a message not a defect.”

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Mare Brooks-Motl, MS, LMFT, CADC
Clinical Director

As Clinical Director, Mare manages the counseling and therapy programs at ATMC. Mare has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Education. Mare holds credentials as a certified drug and alcohol counselor and a Masters of Science degree in Counselor Education, holding licensure as a Marriage, Family therapist in and California. Other formal training includes DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) used in the treatment of PTSD, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Transactional Analysis and NLP to name a few. Her most recent education has been learning, and experiencing the powerful healing approach of HeartMath. She has utilized training and wisdom of East-West healing modalities for over 30 years. These include yoga, Aikido, Chinese Medicine, Auyrevedic foods and philosophies. Vipasssana or insight mediation, commonly known in the West as Mindfulness meditation guide her personal and professional life.

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JJ
2.7
Intake coordinator engaged in pressure tactics, with threats of the inability to get space if we did not book space immediately. She responded to all my text and voicemails, but once the money was submitted to ensure space, she would not return respond to my efforts at contacting her. My son was there for less than two weeks before they reduced his medication. He quickly decompensated into psychosis and it appears as though no one there knew what to do. He began to self-harm while there. I expressed my concerns about them sending him home – across country by himself in a decompensated state, but I was told that he had been cleared by doctors ATMC. I met him at the airport, in a state of psychosis with approximately thirty self-inflicted wounds around his left wrist. How the injuries were overlooked is beyond me. He returned in a far worse state than he had arrived in. We were hopeful that their website claims to help were not just words, but they were. The 37,000 for the one month stay would have been money well spent, had the outcome been a little better.
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SM
No Rating
Good idea but poorly executed. They made several medication errors during my stay. Failed to catch supplement - medication interactions. Very high staff turnover,-particularly in the Naturopath position which has led to very big issues in my supplement program, extremely poor staff communication, errors in supplement dosing caused toxic reactions. Important to know that patients receive remuneration, in the form of free supplements - to the tune of hundreds of dollars - for positive reviews - the higher the profile the review, e.g., video vs written, the greater the compensation. For all I know, this may be the industry standard but I find it unethical.
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Natasha
5.0
Excellent
I owe my LIFE TO The Alternative to Meds Center. 4 years ago, I was extremely sick with my numerous health issues and on several different medications. I sat down to look for help online and after praying over and over to find a place to go, ATMC was the 2nd place that came up. I knew immediately that THIS was where I had to go. I was reluctant to leave Virginia, but my intuition assured me that this was who could save my life. Within a week, I found myself in Sedona. I have struggled with alcoholism, and addiction, and mental illness my entire life. I had never gone away to a treatment facility before and I was TERRIFIED and having severe adverse reactions to my medications. I was immediately surrounded by the most unique, loving, compassionate people I've ever met. I was in a beautiful resort style spacious home at the base of thunder mountain. The facility was clean, neat and easily accessible and they even had a pool, hot tub and steam room all on the property. There are also peaceful landscapes for meditating and resting. The kitchen is open in the middle of the house so we can see our AMAZING organic food being prepared. (This is the BEST food I've EVER had btw) I learned so much about my diet and how using herbs and supplements and living a clean, healthy lifestyle, I can FINALLY manage my mental health problems and live a happy fulfilled life. I have also learned so much about how Important detoxing is in getting off my medications and staying clear. They used saunas, ionic footbaths, and a whole list of holistic modalities to get me OFF my medications and helping to rebuild my weakened immune system. I was so so scared to get off my meds, but ATMC made it go by smoother than I ever could have imagined. I am incredibly grateful and thankful to the entire staff and medical team here. These guys are angels in my book!
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Erica
5.0
Excellent
ATMC saved my life. I had been through 4 other inpatient treatment centers with little to no success and thrown on numerous psych meds. I detoxed from 5 psych meds successfully here and I've been discharged for 10 months. It was not easy, but it has been the most rewarding and impactful healing I've ever done for my life. ATMC is the only facility that taught me how to create lasting change and health in my life so that I never need to feel or be the "sick patient/client" again!
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Janine
5.0
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Alternative to meds saved my life. After being prescribed a benzodiazepine for years and only taking it as directed, I almost died when I tried to come off by myself. My doctor would not help me and failed to explain to me that I was in withdrawals when I was suffering out of control. At ATMC, I received care in a nurturing environment where where I felt safe. I now feel like I have a future. Thank you to everyone at ATMC for helping me to get my life back.
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Pamela
4.7
Excellent
ATMC has a wonderful and caring staff. They treat your addiction with art therapy, daily trips to the detox center, healthy gluten-free meals, yoga, counseling, classes and much more.
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KS
5.0
Excellent
Aternative to Meds Center offered everything that I believed would help me get past my time on pharmaceuticals. The staff knew just what I needed to detox my system and which supplements would help me rebuild what had been depleted. A lot of the staff had dealt with their own addictions, or similar, and so they had a true understanding of what residents were going through. Every one employed truly cared about my recovery and success. The facitlites are beautiful and offer both privacy and shared space for residents to spend their time. The food was AMAZING. Everything was prepared according to dietary specifications to help rid the body of toxins. Services included pharmaceutical tapering, supplementation, acupuncture, massage therapy, BEST, cranial-sacral, sauna, art therapy, colon hydrotherapy, private counseling as well as group therapy, and an amazing weekend crew that would take us hiking and to different sites around Sedona. I highly recommend this place as they not only changed my life but literally saved it.
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Mare
4.5
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I received very good treatment while at the center.
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Kimberly
4.5
Excellent
Residents frequently express their appreciation for the warmth and compassion they receive at ATMC. The treatment is cutting edge and treats all aspects of a human...mind, body and spirit
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Sofia
4.7
Excellent
Good hearted practitioners working miracles in co-occurring disorders.
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Lisha
4.7
Excellent
The staff was wonderful and supportive. I was able to get off of Zyperxa and Depakote with few side effects while at ATMC.
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Pamela
5.0
Excellent
I did relapse 6 months after leaving, but I learned valuable tools to stay sober, and I am sober now. I also learned to eat correctly, meditate, and take the right supplements. I also made lifelong friends there with other patients and staff.
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