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Resources: Residential Treatment Centers

St. Gregory Retreat Centers: Iowa

The Alternative to Meds Center: Sedona, Arizona

The Alternative to Meds Center:  Located in beautiful Sedona Arizona, the Alternative to Meds Center is a residential behavioral health program offering Alternative Mental Health Care Programs for Alcohol Drug Treatment and Psychiatric Medication Withdrawal.  "Don't spend another year dependent on drugs. Have the life you deserve now."  Based on the Orthomolecular and Naturopathic Models.

Alternative to Meds Center
40 Goodrow Lane (office)
Sedona, AZ 86336
(510) 355-7195

CooperRiis Healing Community: Mill Spring & Asheville, North Carolina
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CooperRiis Healing Community:
 “Mind and Heart Working Together”

CooperRiis is a healing community in beautiful western North Carolina where individuals with mental illness and emotional distress learn new ways to improve functioning, gain independence and attain fulfillment in life through a comprehensive program that addresses mind, body, spirit and heart. 

“Recognizing that recovery is not always linear, CooperRiis provides a multi-level Healing Community within which the resident feels a sense of belonging and experiences kindness and respect as his or her Recovery Journey progresses.”

CooperRiis, Healing Community
101 Healing Farm Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756
Phone: Toll free (800) 957-5155
Main number (828) 894-5557
Fax: (828) 894-7111
Email: info@CooperRiis.org

Warning!  Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients, and Their Families. 

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St. Gregory Retreat Centers: Iowa

The New Standard in Recovery:

National St. Gregory Retreat Centers provide innovative treatment for those struggling with substance abuse through a focus on healing the whole person. Their state-of-the-art medical detox protocols provide relief not only for those detoxing from alcohol and illicit substances but also to those who are transitioning away from dependence on psychiatric medications. The St. Gregory Recovery Program focuses on addressing the underlying causes of substance abuse and providing hope for a better life.

Centered at:

St. Gregory Retreat Centers
1875 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321