Men’s Alcoholism Treatment
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery is a Residential-Only Rehab for Mature Men | Average Client Age is 45-65
If you have problems controlling your drinking, you may currently, or soon, be an alcoholic. It’s a common problem with men in our society – because no one talked about it back in the day. But here you are, nonetheless, looking for help with your drinking on the Internet.
Some Alcoholism Facts
- Alcoholism is the number 3 cause of death in the U.S. and kills some 62,000 men in our society annually.
- It’s estimated that 12 million adult men in the U.S. have a drinking problem
- Of the 1.3 million adults in the U.S. who received treatment for alcohol in 2013 – 904,000 were men.
You are not alone.
Symptoms of chronic alcoholism (You don’t need all of them to be a chronic alcoholic.)
Also, see our article on Functional Alcoholics.
Excitability, Irritability, Nervousness
Dry, red, itchy skin
Nausea & Vomiting
Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Acute & Chronic Pancreatitis
Hypoglycemia & Hyperglycemia
Liver enlargement; changes in liver enzymes
Ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity)
Muscle cramps, weakness
Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
Recurrent Chest Infection and Pneumonia
Short-Term Memory Impairment
Inflammation of the Kidneys
Why Choose Arrowhead Lodge Recovery for your Alcoholism Recovery?
While there are literally thousands of “treatment centers” and “alcohol rehabs” in the United States, only a fraction of those cater exclusively to men and a small handful of those rehabs cater to men over the age of 30. The lion’s share of treatment centers treat men and women at the same facility and their clientele is comprised mainly of young adults ages 18-30. Read more about Men’s Rehab.
The typical Arrowhead Lodge Recovery client is 50-ish, married, has children, a career and has achieved some success in his life by all outward appearances. He has been in treatment for his drinking problem multiple times, yet he continues to get drunk shortly afterward.
Why? Here’s what some of our clients have told us:
• I just smiled a lot in rehab and got through it…
• I did it for my wife/work/legal problem (DUI)…
• I wasn’t going to talk about that in front of a bunch of kids…
• I didn’t learn very much (about how to recover)…
Due to our small size, Arrowhead Lodge Recovery clients receive a lot of personal attention.
Our program is geared specifically toward men over the age of 30. We have a highly credentialed professional staff that includes:
Master’s Level and Licensed Therapists
Physician Board Certified in Pain Medicine
Peer Support Specialists
Addiction Oriented Nutritionist
Who is an Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Client?
Our clients include physicians, attorneys, pilots, business owners, executives, managers and blue-collar workers, because alcoholism doesn’t care about who you are, what you do or how much money you make. It is a killer disease and if you have it, you need to talk to us right now.
Not sure if you are an alcoholic?
Here’s some information that might help you better understand alcoholism. But regardless of the information below, being an alcoholic is more about how you feel after a bender, physically, emotionally and spiritually. It’s more about the state of affairs in your personal life, at home, at work or both. It’s what you see when you look in the mirror and listen to what that man is saying to you.
• Have made attempts to control their drinking and failed.
• Are preoccupied throughout the day and/or week about drinking alcohol.
• Continue drinking alcohol despite the problems it causes. These problems include:
• Legal problems like DUI’s, accidents and more.
• Family problems including divorce, separation, or troubled relationships with children, siblings and others.
• Work related problems including tardiness, absenteeism, poor and reduced levels of performance.
• Financial problems like maxed out credit cards, late payments and mounting unpaid bills.
• Need to drink more to get the same effect.
Experience physical symptoms such as:
• High blood pressure
• Have trouble controlling how much or how long they drink.
If you identify two or more of the above symptoms, you may be alcoholic.
Periodic or Binge Drinkers
Some alcoholics are periodic or binge drinkers. Once they start, they cannot stop drinking until they pass out.
Once the drinking stops, they can abstain from drinking for a short period of time; often to show others they are not alcoholic. That’s called “denial.”
Symptoms of Alcoholism
Signs and symptoms of alcoholism include:
• An urge to drink
• Becoming more tolerant of the effect of alcohol and therefore need more
• Drinking alone and/or in hiding
• Physical symptoms after stopping: nausea, sweating and shaking
• Being in a “black out” – you/they cannot remember what happened or what they said while drunk
• Ritualistic drinking (always at the same time, same place – a routine)
• Becoming irritable when your normal drinking time is close and alcohol is not available
• Hiding alcohol in places around the house, office, car, so that others don’t realize how much you/they drink
• Chugging, ordering doubles
• Needing to drink to feel normal
• Legal problems, relationship problems, employment problems, financial problems
• Loss of interest in things that used to be fun and bring you pleasure.
Still not sure you are an alcoholic, or at least have a serious drinking problem?
Here are additional questions:
• Do you ever have more than 4 drinks a day?
• Do you need a drink to get going in the morning?
• Do you feel guilty or ashamed of your behavior while drinking?
• Do you get drunk at the wrong time?
• Do you regret things that you said while intoxicated?
• Are you annoyed when others question you about your drinking?
Should you call us?
If you’ve gotten this far – you should probably call us. Our men’s alcoholism treatment admissions counselors are available to answer your questions about alcoholism.
You may also want to look up Alcoholics Anonymous on the Internet for more information regarding alcoholism.
If someone close to you is saying your drinking is affecting him or her negatively, a confidential call to us to discuss it may be in order.
Our Addiction Treatment Programs include:
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Individual and group therapy
• Mindfulness Training
• Exercise and Fitness
• Nutrition Counseling
• Community Model
• Impaired Professionals Well-Being Program
Co-Occurring Disorders and Multiple Addictions Treatment
Many of our clients have a co-occurring mental disorder that makes their addiction worse. At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, we help men with mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, anxiety and more through psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and naturopathic supplements.
Some of our clients have multiple addictions in addition to their chemical dependence. Their treatment plan includes therapy that addresses all of their addictions, which often include one, or more, of the following:
We Accept Most Insurance and Work with EAP Plans
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery accepts health insurance. Below are some of the insurance providers that we work with. We are Accredited by the Joint Commission.
If you do not see your insurance listed below, give us a call. Arrowhead Lodge Recovery can find out if your insurance plan can help with residential or outpatient treatment. We work with many insurance companies and are ready to assist you in the admissions process.
Some of the insurance coverage we accept includes BCBS, Aetna, CIGNA, HealthNet, Hawaii Mainland Administrators, MINES and Associates EAP and TRICARE.
We do not accept MEDICAID or AHCCCS.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Difference: Rehab for Men Over the Age of 30
The age of our average client is 45-65. A mature man may not open up in group therapy when he’s sitting in a group of single young adults who have not experienced life on their own. Especially when early childhood trauma is involved. A man needs to feel safe before he will talk about deeply embedded emotions and the trauma that created them.
Individual and Group Therapy with Licensed Therapists
At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, our credentialed staff consists of licensed MD’s and therapists with experience and certifications in the treatment of trauma, pain medicine, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, alcoholism, drug addiction and sex and love addiction. A master’s level, licensed therapist does individual and group therapy. Our BHT’s (behavioral health technicians) do book studies and some psycho-education – but not therapy.
The State of Arizona has no education nor licensing requirements for a behavioral health technician; therefore, anyone can be a BHT and do therapy.
Most alcohol and drug rehab centers have BHT’s facilitate group therapy sessions. Some even have BHT’s doing individual therapy. This lowers their cost at the expense of the quality of care for clients.
→ At Arrowhead Lodge Recovery, only licensed therapists do individual and group therapy.
Arrowhead Lodge Recovery Personalized Care
Not everyone has the same needs so why have the same treatment plan?
Our comprehensive assessment process involves a substance abuse counselor, clinical psychologist and an addiction psychiatrist. The client benefits through this multidisciplinary team approach by having his care focused on his specific needs.
Call 1-888-654-2800 for a confidential conversation with one of our admissions counselors.