Resolving Core Issues in Addiction Recovery

August 6, 2013 |

Successful recovery from any addiction requires discovery – and resolution – of the Core Issues that are the drivers for relapse.

Core Issues are the ‘drivers’ that keep individuals locked in addictive behavior patterns and ways of thinking.

Today, we will look at he first core issue as described in an excellent document by Friends of Recovery, Vermont.

See Core Issues in Treatment and Recovery (PDF).

Core Issues in Addiction Treatment and Recovery

#1 Trauma

The addiction professionals at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery can assist you in uncovering and resolving your core issues. We are experts in assisting resolving Traumas and/or PTSD. Many individuals struggling with addiction experienced Trauma at some point in their lives.

Men and ‘Letting Go’


Men, in particular, usually have difficulty in ‘letting go’ the John Wayne/strong male facade that our culture demands. In order to resolve a problem – you have to recognize and admit there is a problem. At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we create and provide a ‘safe’ space for men to be vulnerable and evaluate their core issues. Here, men can break down the strong male facade demanded by everyday professional life and relationships – and experience their Authentic Self; often for the first time.

Trauma Treatment and Resoution

Providing treatment and counseling for Trauma is an important part of Addiction Recovery. And, Trauma resolution can be an involved process. Recovery from trauma always involves the whole person: Body, Mind and Spirit. Our experienced trauma resolution professionals at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery provide counseling and support in a holistic manner for the Whole Man. Along with our professional trauma counseling – we provide Acupuncture, Naturopathic Treatment, Nutritional Guidance, Meditation, Activities and opportunities to explore your personal Spirituality.

If you are one of the fortunate individuals whose addiction does not include past Trauma, that is good. Your addiction recovery can move on to resolving other Core Issues in Recovery.

Addiction Recovery

The point of Addiction Recovery is: Identifying and Resolving Core issues that can cause relapse and a return to addiction behavior patterns. Without this kind of deep personal work on every level – Body, Mind and Spirit – relapse is all too common.


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Category: Addiction Recovery, Arizona Alcohol Rehab, Arizona Drug Rehab, Arizona Substance Abuse Treatment, Arrowhead Lodge Recovery

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Dr. Kenneth Chance, D.Div., is the creator of the MONTANA Model for Recovery and CEO and President of Arrowhead Lodge Recovery,a residential substance abuse treatment program in Prescott, Arizona. Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is an Arizona licensed drug and alcohol rehab program and uses the Biopsychosocial (BPS) Model, the “Mind-Body Connection”, to treat the disease of addiction and any related co-occurring disorder(s).  Based upon the Twelve-Step programs of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. For more information please call 1 (888) 654-2800 or Contact Us.