5 Year Continuum of Care Model

Rehab for Adult Men | Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65

Our rehab for men provides high quality care in a small setting with high staff ratios.

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction 30 Day Treatment Myth

Alcoholismarrowhead-lodge-recovery-impaired-professionals-m-cap-assessment and drug addiction are chronic and fatal diseases that require a continuum of care to help the client fully recover physically, mentally and emotionally, behaviorally and spiritually.

It is a common myth that detox alone – or detox and a 30-day inpatient treatment stay – sufficiently rehabilitate the client to never drink or use again. And yet many relapse. In these cases, it is easy to say that treatment did not work for the client who subsequently relapses post discharge.

Beyond the myth: Recovery starts in treatment and continues with support, accountability, and responsibility.

Our 5 Year Continuum of Care Model is designed to help our clients succeed in recovery beyond their stay in treatment. We recognize the chronic and lethal nature of addiction – and the level of support and care required to live a fulfilling life free of addiction. See our article Why You Need a Coach – 5 Year Addiction Continuum of Care.

The Arrowhead Lodge Recovery addiction treatment program is built from the ground up to support the unique needs of an older man.

This is what separates Arrowhead Lodge Recovery  from other treatment programs that cater to younger adults. We are a safe place for a man to fall apart so that he may recover his authentic self.

Recovery Continuation: Support, Accountability, and Responsibility

Either during, or discharge from, the residential facility – monitoring and coaching services begin that support our clients and their family members through the continuum of care.

The Arrowhead Lodge Recovery 5 Year Continuum of Care model includes outpatient care, during which clinical and medical services are provided for the client’s on-going recovery needs. The outpatient level of care requires safe and supportive housing; which may include sober living, or, living at home with supportive family members.

Following outpatient treatment, our clients continue with monitoring and coaching. A continuing care plan may include psychiatric care, counseling services and participation in a 12-Step or other self-help programs, for as long as necessary to achieve lasting sobriety.

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery – 5 Year Continuum of Care

Level I – Symptom Stabilization and Preparation

45 Days

The first goal in treatment is to stabilize the client’s physical and mental symptoms. Participation in group therapy is not possible if one’s physical and/or mental state is acute.

At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, our initial focus of rehab is to help our clients move from substance addiction to participation in treatment. Once stabilized, the client is ready for counseling and education for his alcoholism and/or drug addiction. Treatment in Level I focuses on the client’s primary addiction and co-occurring disorder so that he is prepared to move to Level II for deeper emotional psychotherapy for trauma, grief, loss, as well as any mental health disorder. In Level I, the family is involved through weekly sessions via a secure audio/visual portal.

Upon completion of Level I, the client will:
• Feel much better physically and mentally through proper medical care, psychiatric care, nutritional care and exercise.
• Have a better understanding of his addiction and the problems caused as the result of his alcoholism and/or drug addiction.
• Experience a general sense of well being as the result of practicing mindfulness.
• Be motivated to engage therapy to resolve buried emotional matters, be they trauma, grief and loss, that continue to cause deep shame and guilt.
• Have a greater insight into the problems within his family caused by his drinking and/or drugging.

Level II – Action

45 Days

“Nothing changes if nothing changes.”

Individuals get better when necessary action is taken to change thought and actions. Level II is about changing not only how one thinks, but changing core beliefs to match inner truth.

In Level II the focus of treatment is more about mental and emotional health issues including: trauma, grief, loss, shame, guilt, mental health, professional boundaries and cross addictions, such as sex addiction. Clients are able to talk about and resolve issues that they have never talked about before.

Mindfulness and meditation practices are deepened to integrate changes in one’s body, mind and soul.

In Level II the family comes to Arrowhead Lodge Recovery for two days of intensive, private counseling with the client and his primary therapist. We have found this approach much more effective than the traditional “Family Week” model used by other treatment programs. In a private and confidential setting, our Family Program is tailored and focused to each family’s specific problems at home.

Upon completion of Level II, the client will:
• Have 90 days of sobriety, perhaps for the first time ever.
• Have worked on deeply rooted emotional problems to change deeply rooted beliefs of core shame and guilt.
• Have an awareness of his spiritual essence and authentic self.
• Be ready to return home, or to transitional living as part of Level III.

Level III – Implementation

3-6 Months

Implementing a recovery oriented lifestyle can be a challenge. With the right level of support, it can be less daunting.

One of the chief reasons for relapse is the lack of safe, supportive housing and accountability. In recognition of these two facts, Arrowhead Lodge Recovery provides an executive transitional living home in Prescott, Arizona. For those who are unable to reside in Prescott, we provide referrals to select transitional living homes throughout the country.

For accountability, compliance monitoring is proven effective in helping individuals achieve long-term recovery. Compliance monitoring is why physicians, dentists, attorneys and airline pilots, as well as other licensed professionals, experience the highest recovery rates of those who complete treatment.

In Level III, the client continues to receive outpatient care for medication management and counseling, as required, while he reintegrates into the community, whether through employment or volunteering as well as active participation in the 12-Step program for his primary addiction.

Level IV – Sustainability

1 – 5 Years

When the client has experienced 6 – 12 months of sobriety, he has confidence that a life of sobriety is possible. In Level IV he continues with his compliance monitoring program, active 12-Step participation and medication management, as is medically necessary. He is now on the road toward a life free from the grip of addiction wherein he may realize his true potential. Recovery is no longer an unimaginable ideal: Recovery is now a pragmatic way of life that is richly rewarding.

Recovery Journey to Wholeness and Healing

The experienced and accredited Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Staff allows us to help men for whom previous treatment attempts may have failed. Thorough medical, psycho-social, addiction and trauma assessments inform medical interventions, medication management needs; and the team’s individual approach to treating addiction and trauma in each client.

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery also believes strongly in the power of spirituality in the addiction healing process and helps its clients discover a path to living a more authentic life. For more thoughts on spirituality, see our article Spiritual Experiences Activate Brain Reward Systems.

Mindfulness in Addiction Recovery

For a lasting recovery that works successfully with the pressures of daily living, Mindfulness Training is the basis for all of our recovery programs. For more thoughts on Mindfulness in Recovery, see our articles Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment, How Addiction Hijacks the Brain – Mindfulness Restores SobrietyMindfulness Meditation Reduces Pain, Harvard MRI Study Evidence of Meditation’s Cognitive Benefits, and Mindfulness Meditation – The 10th Step.

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery – Peaceful, Tranquil, Authentic

Arrowhead-Lodge-Recovery, Rehab for Men, Prescott, AZ

At our mountain retreat facility near Prescott, Arizona – mature men find and strengthen inner peace, discover a connection with their spirituality and experience tranquility.

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is located in the Rocky Mountain pines of Northern Arizona; in Prescott National Forest. It is a man’s retreat from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Our clients feel safe here and are therefore able to open up and work on tough emotional issues around addiction and trauma.

There is something to be said about recovering in a natural setting where the deer graze, coyotes howl, and hawks and eagles soar that helps men reconnect with nature, their spirituality and personal authenticity. It’s difficult to describe just how peaceful it is – you need to be here to experience it firsthand.


Start your journey to Addiction Recovery by contacting Arrowhead Lodge Recovery. Our men’s addiction recovery center is located in the pristine mountains above Prescott, AZ.

Your confidentiality is assured when you contact us.

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery

You are invited to speak personally and privately with Executive Director Dr. Kenneth Chance at (888) 654-2800 or Contact Us via email.

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