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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Baby Boomer Opioid Addiction Rehab

Opioid Crisis National Emergency Declared by President

National Emergency Declaration Allows Funds For Expanding Treatment | Aug 10, 2017 | Thursday evening, President Trump officially declared a State of Emergency for treating opioid addiction. Declaring a public health emergency makes the opioid epidemic the government's top priority, potentially infusing much-needed cash into hard-hit areas and bolstering addiction treatment resources. In a statement released late Thursday, the White House said, "building upon the ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Baby Boomer Synthetic Opioid Rehab

Opioid Deaths Much Higher Than Reported Previously 2008-2014

Opioid Drug Overdoses Underestimated 24% between 2008-2014  "An important barrier to formulating effective policies to address the rapid rise in U.S. fatal overdoses is that the specific drugs involved are frequently not identified on death certificates. This analysis supplies improved estimates of state opioid and heroin involved drug fatality rates in 2014, and changes from 2008 to 2014."
Geographic Variation in Opioid and Heroin ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Rehab for Boomer Men

Addiction Treatment – Rehab for Older Men and Boomers

Baby Boomer Rehab: Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Re-discover joyful living - get your life back! Rehab for Mature and Older Men | Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65 Our rehab for mature men provides high quality care in a small setting with high staff ratios. Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Goal We not only desire to help our residents return sober to their families and careers ...
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Certified TriCare Provider, Arrowhead Lodge Recovery

TRICARE Residential and Outpatient Care We are very excited to announce that Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is now a certified TRICARE provider for residential and outpatient care, out-of-network. This means that a TRICARE covered member may receive behavioral health services from Arrowhead Lodge Recovery on an out-of-network basis. "We continue to receive calls from veterans and their families who need addiction and trauma services, but until ...
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Is North America’s Opioid Epidemic a Crisis of Masculinity?

Is North America's Opioid Epidemic a Crisis of Masculinity? ‘..a professor at the University of British Columbia has highlighted a different statistic from the crisis: in 2016, of the 935 fatal overdoses in the province, 80% were men. Perhaps this figure suggests a relationship between the opioid crisis and masculinity – one that may offer clues as to why the death toll continues to rise, ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Boomer Opioid Rehab, Prescott, AZ

Drug Overdoses Now Killing More Americans Than the Vietnam and Iraq Wars

America’s Opioid Epidemic Continues Opioid abuse and opioid overdose are now considered leading causes of shortened life expectancy in the U.S; especially among baby boomers. In 2016, drug overdose deaths reached another record. Based on the highest estimate by a New York Times analysis of data from each state (the official CDC numbers will be published in late 2017) - 2016 drug overdose deaths topped ...
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Staying Sober July 4th

5 Tips to Ensure a Safe July 4th Holiday July 4th Holiday Best Practice: Don't Drink and Drive 2017 July 4th Holiday period begins at 6 p.m. ET Friday, June 30 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 4. The National Safety Council is calling on drivers to exercise additional caution and take control of their own safety during the 2017 Fourth of July ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Sober Summer Holidays

Staying Sober July 4th – Independence Day

Assert Your Independence: Say No to Alcohol This July 4th! How did drinking and drinking to excess on July 4th become a national obsession? It is ironic that July 4th - a day that celebrates American Independence - has for many become for many Americans an obsession to drink alcohol to excess. Let's Begin a New July 4th Tradition:
Staying Sober | Due to drunk ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Rehab for Men, Alcoholism

Senior Adult Depression, Health Issues and Problem Drinking

Chronic Health Conditions and Depression Contribute to Problem Drinking in Older Adults | Older adults (including baby boomers) experiencing multiple chronic health conditions and depression are nearly five times as likely to be problem drinkers as older adults with the same conditions and no depression. Older Adult Problems from Alcohol Use | Senior adults most negatively effected by alcohol use include those who: • Take ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - 2017 Arizona Small Business Association Marketing Summi

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery at Arizona Small Business Association Summit

Brand Day: Small Business Marketing Summit 2017 Arizona Small Business Association Kenneth Chance, Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Founder-CEO Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Difference: Rehab for Men Rehab for Mature Men | Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65. Our Prescott, AZ rehab for mature men provides high quality care in a small setting with high staff ratios. We use a multi-disciplinary addiction treatment approach implemented ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Visit from Rebecca Reeder from Rivermend Health

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Welcomes Rebecca Reeder from Rivermend Health

At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we are always looking to work with other ethical rehab centers to help reach men over 30 who need help with their addictions. Today at Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Rehab for Men, we were happy to host Rebecca Reeder from Rivermend Health.  RiverMend Health is a premier provider of scientifically driven, specialty behavioral health services. RiverMend Health provides treatment for those ...
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Adverse Brain Outcomes in Moderate Alcohol Consumption

New Study Indicates Moderate Drinking Can Cause Damage to Brain Conclusion: Alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels, is associated with adverse brain outcomes including hippocampal atrophy. These results support the recent reduction in alcohol guidance in the UK - and question the current limits recommended in the US.  Moderate alcohol consumption as risk factor for adverse brain outcomes and cognitive decline: longitudinal cohort study, British ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day Staying Sober

Maintaining Sobriety During Summer Holidays Remembering the Real Reason for Memorial Day ⇒ Tips on Staying Sober Further Down in this Article Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday for remembering the servicemen and servicewomen who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. By maintaining even a moment of respectful silence and remembrance - and by maintaining sobriety - we can give our ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Addiction Recovery Coaching and Monitoring

Addiction Recovery Why You Need a Coach – 5 Year Addiction Continuum of Care

Addiction Recovery Coaching and Monitoring Increase Success Alcoholism and drug addiction are chronic and fatal diseases that require an extended 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 rehabilitates the client to never drink or use again. In such cases, ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Rehab for Men, Boomer Addiction Recovery

5 Year Continuum of Care for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction 30 Day Treatment Myth Alcoholism 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. In ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Impaired Professionals Recovery Program

Well Being Recovery Program for Professionals

Physician Well Being, Impaired Professionals Rehab | Evaluation and Evidence-based Addiction Recovery for Professionals Rehab for Adult Men | Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65 We specialize in treating impaired professionals. Our philosophy: We treat addiction on all levels – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual. You’ve worked hard to achieve a professional license. Whether as a physician or other medical professional; or an attorney, executive, ...
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Ken Chance – Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Booth at FSPHP!

Drop By and Say HOWDY! Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Rehab for Mature Men |
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FSPHP Annual Education Conference, Fort Worth TX, April-19-April 21, 2017

Ken Chance at FSPHP Annual Education Conference, Fort Worth TX April 19-21, 2017

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The Joint Commission Accreditation - Arrowhead Lodge Recovery

Behavioral Health Accreditation, The Joint Commission for Residential and Outpatient Care

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Receives 3-Year Behavioral Health Accreditation by The Joint Commission for Residential and Outpatient Care We are excited to announce that the Arrowhead Lodge Recovery  residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs have just been awarded a 3-year accreditation by The Joint Commission! "Our team worked tirelessly to ensure that all of The Joint Commission standards were met. We didn't have to change very ...
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Alcohol Effects on Brain and Body

Alcohol Abuse - More Risky Than You Think Someone dies from alcohol use every ten seconds, and one night of binge drinking can take a huge toll on your immune system.

Dr. Samuel Ball of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) reveals the myriad effects alcohol has on your brain and body.  A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY: ...
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Check Out Our ‘Recovery Connection’ Article

Why Gender and Age Specific Treatment Matters This article first appeared on Arrowhead Lodge Recovery. We are excited to announce that our article, Why Gender and Age Specific Addiction Treatment Matters, is featured on the front page of the Recovery Connection website. Recovery Connection's mission is to become a hub for the addiction recovery industry. We aim to connect people in need of treatment ...
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Why Gender and Age Specific Addiction Treatment Matters

New Addiction Rehab Programs: Age and Gender Specific Treatment
View or download this article in pdf Format: Gender and Age Specific Treatment In recent years drug and alcohol treatment programs have grown dramatically in the United States. Yet, most addiction treatment center programs are designed for all adults, age 18 and older; both men and women. This broad-based, treatment-for-everyone approach may not be as ...
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Airline Pilot Rehab – Impaired Professionals Recovery

Aviation Professionals Drug and Alcohol Rehab Arrowhead Lodge Recovery specializes in treating impaired professionals.
Our philosophy: We treat addiction on all levels – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual.
Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65. Alcohol and aviation do not mix, whether you are a passenger or a pilot. Even more critical: the effects of alcohol can be intensified at high altitudes. The US ...
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Inspirational – Don’t Look Back, You are Not Going That Way

Do not look back - you are not going that way. Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Rehab for Mature Men, Prescott, AZ. Our goal is to assist men learn how to enjoy a superior quality of life At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we use a holistic multi-disciplinary holistic professional team approach to effectively treat addiction. Limited to less than 10 participants, each client receives individual counseling and ...
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Inspirational Quotes – Use Today Wisely

Do not let yesterday use up too much of today. Will Rogers Our goal is to assist men learn how to enjoy a superior quality of life At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we use a holistic multi-disciplinary holistic professional team approach to effectively treat addiction. Limited to less than 10 participants, each client receives individual counseling and support from licensed medical, addiction and mental health professionals ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Trauma Informed Addiction Treatment

Trauma of War Sexual Dysfunction and Intimacy Issues

Veteran Intimacy Issues - The Hidden Epidemic | Sexual function and intimacy issues after combat injuries and war trauma are not simply a matter of mechanics. Trauma and PTSD are emotionally draining, causing numbness; and interfere with interpersonal relationships. Post traumatic stress disorder causes intense anxiety, intrusive memories, hyper-vigilance and sometimes, sudden vivid flashbacks. Sexual Dysfunction and Intimacy Issues Caused by PTSD, War Trauma Emotional ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Happy Holidays 2016

Sober Living – 12 Tips to Holiday Sobriety

12 Tips for Holiday Sobriety - and Happy Holidays Sober Holidays Tip #12 Don’t romance the drink or drug. If everyone starts talking about the “good old days,” leave the room. You don’t want to start thinking about your drinking or using days. That can lead to preoccupation and obsession, and then to cravings. Keep your focus on your life right now, your life in ...
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Public Appeal from Facingaddiction.org

Public Appeal from Facingaddiction.org: To All Interested in Making Addiction Treatment More Accessible, By signing and sharing this letter with your networks, we can demonstrate that divisive politics has no place when it comes to Facing Addiction together. (Click Link to Access) I know you are acutely aware of one simple fact - addiction doesn’t vote Republican or Democrat. It doesn’t care if ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Holiday H.A.L.T.

Sober Living Holiday Sanity, Sobriety – and Even Happiness

Steps to Personal Peace During Holidays | Holiday Expectations ... To say that holidays bring unrealistic expectations is the understatement of the century. While most are not told directly that each 'holiday' moment needs to be as perfect as a holiday special - the pressure is there for everyone. The holiday season actually starts just before Halloween (!) when retail stores put their holiday decoration ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All

Peace and Goodwill to All

May Peace Be Yours This Holiday Season! For many, this time of year is one of celebration. While for others, it’s a time to simply tolerate and hopefully survive. What’s the difference between the two types of people? What is Peace? Peace is most often ascribed to as an absence of geopolitical war. The word: “peacetime” is taken to mean a time in which ...
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How Addiction Hijacks the Brain – Mindfulness Restores Sobriety

| Addiction Takes Over Brain Reward Centers
Mindfulness Meditation Helps Restore Sobriety Addictive substances totally overwhelm the brain's reward and pleasure centers.
Mindfulness meditation helps return the brain to normal functioning and restore sobriety. The word "addiction" is derived from a Latin term for "enslaved by" or "bound to." Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction — or has tried to help someone ...
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Spiritual Experiences Activate Brain Reward Systems

| Spiritual Experiences Hold Positive Implications
for Addiction Recovery | Step 2 and Step 11 of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous state that prayer and direct spiritual experience are important factors in addiction recovery. Many recovering from addiction find 'the spirituality' steps to be elusive and difficult to experience. Recent research indicates that prayer, mindfulness, meditation and direct spiritual experience are well worth the ...
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Bill Targeting Opioid Crisis Headed To The White House

| Opioid Treatment Bill in Doubt in July 2016 | As Congress headed toward its summer recess in late June, the fate of a bill (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) that would dramatically reform the opioid treatment industry was in doubt. Despite a lopsided 94 to 1 win in the Senate earlier that year, the House members had moved at their own pace, having only ...
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Making Health Care Better: Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Making Health Care Better Series on Substance Use Disorders On Tuesday, November 29th at 8:30am EST, the White House hosted the final event in “Making Health Care Better Series on Substance Use Disorders.” The event was streamed live starting at 8:30am EST at whitehouse.gov/live. The “Making Health Care Better” series highlights the significant progress made in improving the health system over the past eight years ...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

With Gratitude from the Heart
to all our friends, family and clients. Happy Thanksgiving! Arrowhead Lodge Recovery ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - This is a Wonderful Day

Addiction Recovery – Gratitude from the Heart

Power of Gratitude in Addiction Recovery | Basic Beginning: Transforming to Attitude of Gratitude | Feeling gratitude and basic goodness are vital to successful addiction recovery. When individuals experience and focus on resentment and rage - addiction recovery is not possible. Gratitude is the opposite of resentment. Feeling gratitude also has health and psychological benefits. But how do we go about developing gratitude in the midst ...
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Impaired Professionals Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment

Professionals Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment Rehab for Adult Men |Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65 For Physicians, Licensed Professionals, Attorneys, Law Enforcement, Executives, Pilots | We perform Professional Comprehensive Evaluations and Assessments for our clients. Our evaluation can be distributed to licensing or governing bodies, as needed. See details at Impaired Professionals Well-Being Program. You’ve worked hard to achieve a professional license. If you ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Recovery Tips for Good Sleep

Carfentanil, Fentanyl Spike Heroin Overdoses

Carfentanil and Fentanyl - Deadly When Mixed with Heroin August 2016: 225+ heroin overdoses in 4 counties in 4 states in 1 week Fentanyl - Synthetic opioid pain approved for treating severe pain. Commercial use: surgery and advanced cancer pain. Rated as 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Carfentanil - Synthetic opioid, rated as 100 times more potent than fentanyl and 10,000 times ...
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Opioid Epidemic: Purdue Blocked OxyContin Prescription Limits

Court documents: Blocking limits on OxyContin prescriptions was a Purdue top priority | Purdue Pharma (manufacturer of OxyContin) has been at the epicenter of the current opioid epidemic. Many health officials trace the opioid addiction epidemic in the U.S. to the Purdue company’s 1996 launch of OxyContin. The federal government’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates that 7 million Americans have become addicted ...
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EAPA 2016 World EAP Conference

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery at EAPA 2016 World EAP Conference

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is proud to be an Exhibitor at the EAPA 2016 World EAP Conference. Chicago, Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2016 | EAPA 2016 World EAP Conference Exhibitors
| EAPA 2016 World EAP Conference Brochure "EAP Innovation: Soaring on the Winds of Change" Plan to join us for the world's largest gathering of employee assistance professionals. Attendees come from thirty five countries ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Rehab for Senior Men

DEA Reducing 2017 Opioid Controlled Substances Manufactured

OCT 04 2016 (WASHINGTON) - The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reduced the amount of almost every Schedule II opiate and opioid medication that may be manufactured in the United States in 2017 by 25 percent or more. A handful of medicines were reduced by more, such as hydrocodone, which will be 66 percent of last year’s level.  Demand for these opioid medicines, ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Boomer Men's Addiction and Pain Treatment

Free Webinar: Effective Treatment of Substance Use Disorders and Trauma for Older Adults

Presented by: Kenneth Chance, D.Div. & Robert Potter, LASAC, Arrowhead Lodge Recovery | Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 3 - 4:30pm ET (2pm CT/1pm MT/12pm PT)   Free Webinar Registration Link | The growth rate for Americans over the age of 60 is expected to increase 65% over the next five years. The prevalence of addiction substance use disorders and trauma among adults age 40 and ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Rehab for Men, Letting Go Resentment

Addiction Recovery Challenge: Resentment

Addiction Recovery: Overcoming Resentment | Holding on to resentment is like tightly grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else. |
Roots of Resentment Resentment is one of the largest obstacles to addiction recovery. Resentment keeps individuals locked in a 'one down', 'less than' and devalued state. Resentment is a persistent feeling of not being treated fairly. Resentment ...
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Tips for a Safe and Sober Labor Day

Labor Day Weekend - High Traffic Travel Labor Day marks the end of the summer holiday travel season, and for many people it's the last chance to make a three-day weekend getaway. Both roads and airports see a significant bump in traffic at this time, though the impact can vary from year to year according to weather, gas prices and whether school starts in a ...
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Sept National Recovery Month

Sept 2016 National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month

Sept 2016 Celebrating Recovery Every September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Send Us Your Recovery Story! We are seeking Recovery Stories to inspire all who read them. We will publish as many stories as we can. All names and identifying info will ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Rehab for Men, Baby Boomer Addiction Recovery

Prescription Painkiller Addiction Symptoms for Baby Boomers

Is Your Prescription Painkiller Making You Sick? Signs You May Be Addicted to Prescription Painkillers
  1. Drowsiness and lack of energy
  2. Restlessness; not interested in previous activities
  3. Irritability
  4. Numbness (feeling no pain or lack of feeling emotionally)
  5. Drug Tolerance (the need to use larger amounts over time)
  6. Withdrawal symptoms after stopping or reducing use (depressed mood, stomach upset, insomnia, and muscle aches)
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Prescription Painkiller Addiction Epidemic Linked to Trends in Pain Management

Prescription Painkiller Addiction Epidemic -
Linked to Two Key Changes in Pain Management
  1. Availability for general practitioner MD's to prescribe a powerful opioid drug, OxyContin
  2. Aggressive marketing by Purdue, citing Purdue studies that OxyContin is non-addictive and totally safe for long term treatment of chronic pain
| Opium products obtained from poppy plants have been used and abused for thousands of years ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Rehab for Men, Opioid Addiction Recovery

Fentanyl ‘Death Pills’ Causing Overdoses

Fentanyl 'Killer Pills' - Counterfeit Hydrocodone Crisis For those struggling with opioid addiction who have turned to illegal means to acquire opioids - there is now a new hazard. Counterfeit medications and candies are raising new concerns and confusion in the opioid epidemic sweeping America. Counterfeit pain and anxiety medications laced with fentanyl started appearing in Florida in spring 2016. Now, the illegal 'killer pills' ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Managing Stress

Addiction Recovery – Good Sleep Tips

Sleep is Essential for Good Health When stressed, your body needs additional sleep and rest. Insomnia has become an important concern in 21st century life. For recovering alcoholics and addicts - sleep is critical. But for those in recovery, sleep can be elusive, at best. Most individuals in recovery have encounters with insomnia. For some individuals, insomnia can even be a trigger for a relapse ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction for Drug Addiction – Good Policy?

Should Harm Reduction Approaches to Drug Addiction be Implemented?   Not Possible to Force Addicts to Stop Using  Recovery from any addiction is extremely difficult. Addicts must have a strong personal desire - and resolve - to stop using. Everyone in the drug addiction field agrees that addicts cannot be 'talked' out of addiction.  Addicts also cannot be 'shamed' out of their addiction.  Addicts cannot ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery - The Science of Hangovers

Science of Hangovers

Hangovers: It's the Acetaldehyde
Mostly...| AcH creates both unpleasant aversive reactions that protect against excessive alcohol drinking and euphoric sensations that may reinforce alcohol drinking.
The role of acetaldehyde in the actions of alcohol, NIMH |Can hangovers be prevented?There is only one fool-proof, sure-fire, scientifically proven 100 percent effective way to stop a hangover from happening. Don't drink to excess.Regardless of physical condition, age or ...
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SoberLink Clinical Monitoring: Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Aftercare

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Partners with SoberLink Clinical Monitoring
Helping to Prevent Relapse - One Day at a Time | Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is excited to announce that we have partnered with SoberLink as an integrated part of our Aftercare program. Aftercare monitoring has been proven to improve outcomes. In the past, it was only implemented with licensed professional programs (i.e. physicians, pilots) or through mandated ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Boomer Men's Addiction and Pain Treatment

Sandia House Recovery Residence Exclusively for Men Over 30

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Opens Sandia House Recovery Living
Sandia House Sober Living Residence Exclusively for Men Over 3o! Arrowhead Lodge Recovery recently opened a recovery residence, Sandia House. Our sober living residence is exclusively for men over the age of 30. Sandia House is available to any man age 30+ who has successfully completed an inpatient or residential treatment program. And who wants to ...
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Kenneth Chance Speaks at TAAP Conference, San Antonio TX, 8-11-16

Dr. Martin Keller, Ed.D.  and Dr. Ken Chance, D.Div. present at the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.Dr. Ken Chance is the founder and CEO/President of Arrowhead Lodge Recovery and Dr. Martin Keller is an esteemed member of the Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Staff.Presentation: Addiction and Trauma Treatment for Mature AdultsKenneth Chance is the founder and CEO/President of Arrowhead Lodge Recovery. He ...
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Statement by the President on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
July 22, 2016 Statement by the President on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016Today, I signed S.524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 into law.  This legislation includes some modest steps to address the opioid epidemic.   Given the scope of this crisis, some action is better than none.However, I am deeply disappointed that Republicans ...
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Functional Alcoholics – Family Impact, Hidden Trauma

1 in 5 Alcoholics are Considered 'High Functioning' Emotional Impact on the Family Can Be Devastating What is a High Functioning Alcoholic? "The 'functional alcoholic subtype' are least like the typical alcoholic. They are often well-educated, middle-aged and with stable jobs and families. This functional category highlighted the hidden nature of problem drinking for many people. High-functioning alcoholics are often able to hold down a ...
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Truth in Opioid Marketing Pledged by Pfizer

"Opioids are Very Addictive and Not Very Effective After 12 Weeks" Pfizer has agreed to include in its promotional material that narcotic painkillers carry serious risk of addiction — even when used properly — and promised not to promote opioids for unapproved, “off-label” uses such as long-term back pain. The company also acknowledges there is no good research on opioids’ effectiveness beyond 12 weeks. Pfizer ...
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NAMI – Multicultural Mental Health Health Facts

See this infographic and more facts at https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers. Millions of Americans are affected by mental health conditions every year.   Here are some facts about the prevalence and impact of mental illness. ...
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July is NAMI Minority Mental Health Month

Minority Mental Health Month, National Alliance on Mental Illness Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can't we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to de-stigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans...It's not shameful to have a mental illness. Get treatment ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Rehab for Mature Men, Happy Sober Summer Holidays

Staying Sober July 4th – Assert Your Independence

Assert Your Independence: Say No to Alcohol This July 4thHow did drinking and drinking to excess on July 4th become a national obsession?It is ironic that July 4th - a day that celebrates American Independence - has for many become for many Americans an obsession to drink alcohol to excess. Let's Begin a New July 4th Tradition:
Staying SoberDue to drunk driving, July 4 is the deadliest ...
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5 Tips for a Safe July 4th Holiday 2016

July 4th Holiday Best Practice: Don't Drink and Drive. July 4th Holiday period begins Friday, July 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, July 4. The National Safety Council is calling on drivers to exercise additional caution and take control of their own safety during the three-day Fourth of July holiday period.   Wishing you a Safe and Happy July 4th Holiday!  5 Tips to Ensure a ...
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Fighting Opioid Addiction Needs Better Public Policy

Opioid Addiction Recovery: Less Shame and More Treatment Options One challenge facing society today regarding the opiate addiction crisis is a large group of “desperately seeking a fix” addicts. This group of opiate addicts needs immediate help in the form of a buprenorphine 5-day step-down detox. This eliminates the physical pain associated with withdrawal. Buprenorphine treatment also decreases relapse. Other addicts will need a longer ...
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Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, Mens Alcoholism Rehab

Addiction Treatment for Older Men

Rehab for Boomer Men Substance abuse, particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country. Older adults and members of the baby-boom generation in their late 40s to their mid-60s who are addicted are seeking addiction treatment and getting sober late in life. More Men Over the Age of 50 Seeking Addiction Treatment A New York University ...
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National Men’s Health Week June 13-19, 2016

Focus: Men's Mental Health International Men's Health Week
June 13-19, 2016 Next week,  June 13-19, 2016, is international men's health week - dedicated to promoting awareness for various men's health issues. Among those issues there is one which we believe is most in need awareness and discussion: men's mental health.   Rehab for Men, Addiction Recovery with Treatment for Depression, PTSD and More: https://arrowheadlodgerecovery.com. General Resources: ...
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OxyContin – Opioid Epidemic Origin, PART 2

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 18,893 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers and 10,574 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2014. From 1999 to 2008, overdose death rates, sales and substance use disorder treatment admissions related to prescription pain relievers increased in parallel ...
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OxyContin – Opioid Epidemic Origin, PART 1

| With the consent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Purdue Pharma was allowed to promote its drug OxyContin as providing pain relief for 12 hours. Studies have now established that in many cases the drug did not work for the full 12 hours. Oxycontin had to be given at more frequent intervals to patients for pain relief. 1996 - When the Opioid Addiction ...
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Memorial Day – Thanks for Your Service Veterans!

On Memorial Day 2016 - we remember the fallen. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. Memorial Day is observed every year on the last Monday of May; and honors all Americans who died while in the military service. In 1971, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act and established that Memorial Day was ...
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Doctors Must Carefully Evaluate Opioid Prescriptions

What Does Prescription Opioid Overdose Look Like?
Dr Sanjay Gupta Describes it Like This | An opiate abuser is characteristically "nodding out" and often scratching their itchy skin. While their face is becoming pale and clammy, their fingernails and lips are starting to turn blue or even a sickly purplish-black. When the choking noises -- or the deep snore gurgling sounds, known as the death ...
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Robert Downey on Iron Man and Drug Addiction

Iron Man Pressure is Nothing Compared to Drug Addiction | Robert Downey Jr will be reprising his role as Iron Man for the sixth time in Captain America: Civil War and he can feel the pressure. "Everybody rises from the ashes many times in a lifetime and at the end of the day, pressure is just pressure," he added. "If I'm thinking in any morose ...
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Impaired Professionals in Medicine

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery specializes in treating impaired professionals.
Our philosophy: We treat addiction on all levels – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual.
Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65. | Addiction in the Medical Profession | Addiction and alcoholism are diseases - not moral failings - and as such they can affect anyone. Those with careers in medicine are no different and as many ...
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New Study: Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Pain

| Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependency Mindfulness Works Independent of Opioid Neurotransmitter Mechanisms | Effective management of pain is a major medical challenge in our country at the present time. An estimated 11.2% of the U.S. adult population suffers from chronic pain and the economic cost of pain is well over half a trillion dollars a year. Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from ...
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The Benefits of Developing Emotional Resilience in Recovery

Maintaining Emotional Stability in Addiction Recovery | Emotional resilience is probably the most important quality a person in a program of addiction recovery can possess. A resilient individual has healthy methods for coping with ups and down of modern life. One of the primary goals of counseling during rehab and treatment should be to assess the person's level of emotional resilience and discuss effective coping ...
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Impaired Professionals: Legal Profession

Lawyers at Risk for Depression, Alcoholism Arrowhead Lodge Recovery specializes in treating impaired professionals.
Our philosophy: We treat addiction on all levels – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual.
Our Average Client Age is 45 – 65. | The practice of law is one of the most respected professions. Law practice attracts some of the best, brightest and most dedicated minds. The law is a profession ...
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Alcoholism in Men: Killer Disease

Alcohol is a killer disease, and it’s killing men at an alarming rate. What’s going on and what can be done to curb the tide? In a report published by SAMHSA [1] in 2015, some 16.3 million adults, ages 18 and older, suffered from an Alcohol Use Disorder[2] (AUD) in 2014. Of this group 10.6 million were men. The same report shows that of the ...
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Mindfulness Meditation – The 10th Step

| Mindfulness - Inner Personal Strength and Development | Continued to take personal inventory, and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.
10th Step, Alcoholics Anonymous | Mindfulness Training is incorporated into the core of the Arrowhead Lodge Recovery men's rehab treatment model. Our addiction rehab for men treats men over the age of 30 who suffer from addiction and trauma. Mindfulness is an ancient ...
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Boomer Addiction Recovery: Full Spectrum Approach

Older Men's Addiction Treatment - Holistic Addiction Recovery on All Levels | Individuals who have struggled with addiction know that addiction is a very complex problem that affects almost every aspect of their lives. Baby boomers, in particular, may have struggled with addiction for many years. Other boomers have drifted into addiction from over-use of prescription opioid painkillers. An increasing number of boomers who enter ...
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Harvard MRI Study Evidence of Meditation’s Cognitive Benefits

New Evidence Confirms Beliefs of Experienced Meditation Practitioners | From the Harvard Gazette:
Eight weeks to a better brain Although the Harvard study was completed in 2011, the study is now getting a second look. As more individuals and corporations are beginning to practice mindfulness meditation - the question meditation effectiveness is important. 'Mindfulness meditation ... appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated ...
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FDA Black Box Warning Labels – Opioid Painkillers

FDA requires 'black box' warning on immediate release painkillers | In an attempt to slow the prescription drug abuse epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday March 22, 2016 that immediate-release opioid painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl will now have a "black box" warning. The warning will include information about the risk of abuse, addiction, overdose and death.   Prescription opioid ...
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CDC Issues New Guideline for Prescribing Opioids

New Prescription Guidelines - Chronic Pain | Curbing a 'doctor-driven' prescription overdose epidemic. March 22, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new guideline for prescribing opioids such as Oxycontin (oxycodone) for chronic pain; that are not related to cancer or end-of-life care. The guideline’s goal is to curb what CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden calls a 'doctor-driven' prescription overdose epidemic ...
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Suboxone Treatment New Legislation – Quest to Make Suboxone More Available

Senate Bill Calls for Increase on Patient Cap for Doctors Prescribing Suboxone | The new bill is called the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act, and it would increase the number of patients a doctor could treat with Suboxone (buprenorphine) for opioid withdrawal. In a large number of cases addicts will relapse during the withdrawal period, and even if not their ability to take part in ...
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Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Dependence

Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Suboxone Inpatient Treatment Program | At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we have found that Suboxone (buprenorphine) is an effective inpatient treatment protocol for opioid dependence. Suboxone treatment not only eases withdrawal symptoms. When combined with a comprehensive and holistic addiction recovery program - suboxone therapy can increase the chances staying sober without relapse.   Inpatient Suboxone Treatment Program - Cognitive, Physical, Spiritual Most ...
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Baby Boomers Prescription Opioid Painkiller Addiction

Boomer Opioid Addiction and Chronic Pain Recovery Program | The Baby Boomer generation is increasingly being prescribed strong opioid painkillers. Many go on to become addicted to their painkiller medication. At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we treat opioid prescription painkiller addiction, opioid addiction and heroin addiction in men over 30. Most of our clients are men in their late 40's to 60's and older. Our recovery ...
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What Makes a Good Life? Ted Talk Video

Lessons From the Longest Study on Happiness • What produces real happiness?
• 75 Year Study: Harvard Study of Adult Development
• 724 men tracked
• Men still participating in their 90's
• Boston 1930's teenagers from tenement; economically disadvantaged
• One president of the United States in this group
• Successes and not so successful
• Good relationships keep us happier and healthier
• ...
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Opioid Prescription Painkillers Addiction Treatment

Understanding the Opioid Prescription Addiction Problem It’s in the news everywhere you turn: opioid prescription painkiller addiction has reached epidemic proportions. Opioid Addiction Statistics In 2014 alone approximately 10.3 million people reported non-medical use of prescription opioids, according to an article published by the New England Journal of Medicine [1]. Between 2003-2011 emergency room admissions for prescription opioid overdose increased 153%. What’s worse, there is ...
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Dramatic Rise in Older Adults Seeking Addiction Treatment

Boomer Addiction Recovery and Rehab | Baby boomers are increasing developing drug addictions; using drugs, getting into trouble for drug offenses, and dying from drug overdoses at increasingly higher rates. Boomers struggling with addiction issues are actively looking for addiction recovery programs structured for older adults; some seeking gender specific addiction rehab and treatment programs.A New York University study recently concluded that older adults are now ...
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Tom McGrath Running to Recovery

Running Helped Tom Beat Addiction | Once he had run clear across the United States, but in July of 2004 Tom McGrath was in really bad shape. His doctors gave him only days to live: his alcohol use was killing him. Born in 1950 in Northern Ireland, Tom had always been very athletic. He played Gaelic football, basketball as well as soccer, and he was ...
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The Man in the Mirror: The Truth About You

Introduction to The Truth About YouIn the Arrowhead Lodge Recovery addiction and trauma treatment program for men, we have found the “Man in the Mirror” concept helpful in overcoming negative self-talk that originates in a shame-based core belief of one’s self. Recovering from addiction, whether a substance or a process, like sex, eating and gambling, requires a change in how the subconscious mind “talks” to ...
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Alcohol and Drug Treatment: 4 Things You Need to Know

Alcohol and Drug Treatment FactsAlcohol and drug treatment centers, like any other business, vary in quality and price. Before you chose a program for yourself or a loved one, there are a few things you should know.Price Does Not Equal QualityWhen it comes to choosing a center for drug and alcohol treatment, don’t confuse price with quality or expected outcomes. Unlike purchasing a home or ...
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How to Change Your Negative Beliefs About Yourself

Introduction to Changing Negative Beliefs Many of us grew up in some level of dysfunction. In our homes we heard statements, judgments, claims and generally abusive, degrading and harming words from those whom we love and, sadly, feared. The repetitious years and decades of negative input from those closest to us created deeply seated core beliefs about how others have erroneously judged and labeled us ...
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The Right Thing To Do Has No Resistance

Introduction to No Resistance When you want something or when you need to make an important decision, the path of least resistance is generally the right direction or the correct decision. You see, resistance indicates one is pushing against the natural forces of the universe and when that happens, you should stop what you are doing immediately and reconsider what you are doing.   Resistance ...
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The Value of Making Amends in Your Family

Making Amends in Your Family An important milestone in recovery is making amends to people who were harmed by one’s self-centered behavior. In twelve-step programs it’s step nine: “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” The process of making amends is humbling, liberating and empowering and is something that continues to be done throughout ...
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Emotional Health – Letting Go of Training Wheels

Introduction Most children learn to ride a bicycle using training wheels until they are confident enough to attempt riding without them. Having raised several children of my own, I’ve held on to the back seat many times only to let go on “2” (in the “1-2-3” count) and watch them ride on only two wheels. Emotionally, many adults use emotional training wheels (defense mechanisms) to ...
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Treatment for Depression and Trauma

Depression and Trauma in Men: It’s Killing Us! As men grow older, symptoms of depression increase because their ego created defenses no longer work. The defenses are often created as the direct result from some traumatic incident(s) that occurred somewhere in their life. For male trauma survivors, who are emotionally unaware and who try to keep up a good front toward others, drinking way too ...
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Depression Treatment

Introduction - Depression in Men: The Killer Disease Clinical depression. Men don’t talk about it. Only ‘weak’ men get depression and the ‘weak’ don’t win. This is but one commonly held belief by men about a deadly disease called Depression. Men are just as susceptible to depression as women, yet women report depression almost twice as much as men. But what’s more disturbing about depression ...
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30 Day Drug and Alcohol Rehab

30 Day Drug and Alcohol Rehab – What You Should and Should Not Expect  Introduction There’s a myth about drug and alcohol rehab. If you go to treatment, you will be able to stop your addiction. Not necessarily true. And what’s so magical about 30 days of treatment? Why 30 days? Why not 45, 60, 90 or more? And if one goes to a 30-day program, what should they ...
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Plan “B” – When Your Life Plan Doesn’t Work: Men and Substance Abuse Recovery

Introduction In working with hundreds of men whose lives have essentially “blown up”, for various and sundry reasons, I often hear them say: “Guess I’ll try plan B…” These otherwise smart and intelligent men, who are capable of great achievements, find themselves empty on the inside and feel as if they are simply suiting up and showing up – presenting a false bravado to the ...
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How Insurance Works

Part I – An Overview Health insurance companies are in business to make money. Reread that sentence three times, until it really sinks in. You, the insured person, are necessary only to pay into the company your monthly premium. They, the owner of the policy, and now your premium, have only one obligation: To pay a claim when forced to do so, and not one ...
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A Cure for Alcoholism

Introduction An alcohol treatment program advertises they have a cure for alcoholism. If it were only that simple! Unfortunately alcoholism is a disease for which no known cure exists today. This is not exclusive to alcoholism: there is no cure for the common cold or for hypertension. There are only ways to treat the diseases. Similarly, there are proven ways to treat alcoholism so that ...
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Spirituality: Simple Yet Elusive for Most

Spirituality is Simple Unfortunately many people have become so materially obsessed they are unaware of what 'spirituality' truly is. In an effort to understand it these individuals spend large amounts of money on books, workshops, retreats and lectures about spirituality in an effort to “become spiritual”. Something so simple and natural cannot be purchased – it exists in all nature and is part of who ...
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Bucket Brain: The Power of a Mental Obsession

The Addict Brain as Muddy Water Metaphor Notice a river after a storm. It's water is muddy resembling chocolate milk. Miles of storm induced agitation has stirred up layers of sediment from the bottom of the river; as well as introduced new filth from rain cleansed ground that border the river banks. The combination of new filth and layered sediment turn otherwise fresh clear water into dirty, filthy ...
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Why Gender Specific Addiction Recovery?

Rehab for Men - Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Successful treatment of chemical dependency (alcoholism and drug addiction) requires that the individual not only be free from the substance and practice abstinence - the addict must eliminate thought processes that accompany the addiction. Arrowhead Lodge Recovery in Prescott, AZ provides gender specific addiction treatment for baby boomers and older men. Addictive Thoughts and Behaviors The thinking of ...
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Resolving Core Issues in Addiction Recovery

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 the first core issue, as described in an excellent document by Friends of Recovery, Vermont. See Core Issues in Treatment and Recovery (PDF). Core ...
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Importance of Spirituality in Recovery from Addiction

Recovery from addiction is more than abstinence from a substance. It is a lifestyle that incorporates all aspects of one’s life - body, mind and spirit, or, one’s physiological, mental and spiritual condition.But what exactly do we mean when we use the word “spirituality” in recovery? Does “spirituality” mean that recovery is a religious matter?At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we do not promote a religion; we ...
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Substance Abuse and Anger

Addicts and Anger - A Dangerous Combination Everyone experiences anger from time-to-time, but in the alcoholic or drug addict - anger becomes a toxic emotion that often leads to acts of violence either to oneself, or toward another person. While anger is often a secondary response to traumatic memories, conflict and stress – things common to us all - the response to anger in an ...
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Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment

Mindfulness Meditation:
Addiction Rehab and Recovery Tool Mindfulness Meditation in addiction treatment is more than just a good idea. As more individuals and corporations are beginning to practice mindfulness meditation – the question of meditation effectiveness is important. A Harvard study on mindfulness completed in 2011, Eight Weeks to a Better Brain, is now getting a second look. The Harvard University study did ...
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