Alternative to Meds Center

4.2 (16 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
40 Goodrow Lane
Sedona, AZ 86336
8003013753 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

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.

Alternative to Meds Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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ATMC told my friend that they could help her get off Seroquel and Trazodone. However, they lowered her dose way to fast and she started heavily withdrawing. They were completely unaware of the typical...


This was perhaps one of the worst experiences of my life. I went to ATMC with incredible hopes of getting well. I went there having to take no regular daily meds. As soon as I got there they started p...


After numerous trips to the ER and hospital stays I finally landed at ATMC. It was the one hospital that was able to help me get my life back. The staff is very caring, they take the residents on hike...


Nothing but an expensive retreat. Cost $80,000 for 2 months. My son is back on his medication a little over a month after his program ended. Waste of money!


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 sub...


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 positi...


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 pra...


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 disc...


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 f...


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.


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...


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


I received very good treatment while at the center.


Good hearted practitioners working miracles in co-occurring disorders.


The staff was wonderful and supportive. I was able to get off of Zyperxa and Depakote with few side effects while at ATMC.


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 fr...

Areas of Focus

Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)

Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.

Key Staff Members
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    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.