Alternative to Meds Center

4.4 (19 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.

Reviews at a Glance

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Horrible experience. The center promises medical support, which in reality is a daytime only nurse and one hard-to-reach doctor. The carers are young students with little to no experience. The rooms a...


I love this organization and the people that I get to spend my days learning and growing along with. Alternative to Meds Center goes above and beyond to support employees in professional development a...


ATMC transformed my life. I showed up a complete mess on 2 different antipsychotics. I had visited 5 psych wards prior to admittance and been labels bipolar, schizophrenic, manic depressed, and a few ...


My son suffered from depression and anxiety secondary to (undiagnosed) left side weakness and associated complications. This went on for over 10 years, and he felt hopeless. He tried multiple things t...


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...


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...


I received very good treatment while at the center.


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


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. Samuel Lee - Medical Director

    Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative methodologies. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself. He serves as the medical director at Alternative To Meds Center. Through an emphasis on breathwork and other natural healing techniques, he helps residents to feel empowered to overcome their programming, conditioning, and traumas so that they can realize the greatness that lies within themselves. He empowers each resident to discover the best version of themselves. He educates clients about the natural healing modalities that can treat the root cause of their issues, rather than focusing on symptomatic management. His goal is to give clients tools to take them to the next step on their healing journey so that they are empowered to treat themselves. He also helps clients to overcome the stigma of their programming of diagnoses and helps them to see beyond labels. By treating the root cause, he helps clients to see the true cause of their illness rather than the labels they may have been given previously. He enjoys working at ATMC because of the passion that all staff members have to help residents to succeed in their goals. He also enjoys the family environment of the team and the positive intention and commitment of each staff member to truly help residents to get better.

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    Libby Smith, PhD - Clinical Director

    Libby Smith or “Dr. Libby” as many of her friends and clients affectionately call her, is an educator, counselor, author, Chair of the Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals, and an Equine-Assisted Therapeutic Practitioner. Libby as two bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees, and is currently working on third Master’s in Addiction Counseling at Grand Canyon University. She holds two doctoral degrees: One in Holistic Theology and the other in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis on health and sociology, from Northern Arizona University. She has been teaching at colleges and universities for over twenty-five years including Northern Arizona University and Wichita State University and has written and published several books including her most recent, “What’s the Matter?” She has been an international speaker at the International Conference for Science and Consciousness. Dr. Libby is certified in Regression Therapy, Life Coaching, Hypnosis, Reiki (level 1) and as a Heartmath Practitioner. Her Equine Therapy Business is called Wind Horse Wellness LLC. Over the past eight years, she has worked as a counselor in both Behavioral Health and Substance Use arenas and currently works as a Therapist at Alternatives to Medications Center. She is the owner and CEO of Wind Horse Wellness LLC located in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has a heart for service and is honored to be working with the administration, staff, and patients at Alternatives to Meds Center.