Our son had been to seven previous programs, but Alternative to Meds is the program that made the major difference for him. Not only was he able to get off if a toxic combination of meds that was putting him on an intolerable roller coaster, but being on a healthy diet with exercise allowed him to stabilize in a way that he has not been able to for years. The kindness and compassion of staff, plus the social opportunities with other residents, allowed him to build confidence and a more positive self-image. We feel like we have our son back.
I had the honor of interning here as a medical student for 3 weeks. Suffice to say, this is world class mental health facility. The level of care and compassion provided by the staff spreads to each resident and there is a constantly evolving community supporting growth and love. The medical team is managed by a psychiatrist to titrate the pharmaceutical tapers and a naturopath who provides supplements to mitigate symptoms. The food provided is delicious and nutritious. The centerpiece of the program involves up to 2 hours 5 days a week in a sauna to help detoxify the body and there are multiple programs everyday to engage the mind and body in positive action and reflection. This is certainly the best mental health facility i have ever encountered, even compared to more expensive ones in other areas of the world.
I spent three months at ATMC and am so grateful to Lyle and his entire staff for helping me choose to reclaim my health. When I arrived, I was on a cocktail of medications. The center helped me detoxify and find healthy alternatives to deal with the root causes of my illness. All other treatment facilities I've stated at treated the symptoms of my pain; ATMC, gave me the tools to learn from and resolve the pain. I am forever grateful to the Center for helping me live a fulfilled, purposeful life.
It was a really great and successful experience at ATMC. I had serious difficulty with insomnia and they were able to treat the issue by cleaning the system and introducing supplements that greatly aided with sleep. I was very much not interested in using meds to do this as they had not worked well at all for me so their approach was something that I greatly appreciated. I will continually be grateful for their approach and benefits that it provided me at a difficult time.